Distribution Examinations Officer(CHI-524)
East Asia
Country / Territory
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 5
Vacancy Description
Contract: 2 years fixed-term contract| Salary: Payband 5| Location: Shanghai| Deadline for Applications: 15th Sep 2019(23.59 UK time)

Distribution Examinations Officer(CHI-524)





China is one of British Council’s largest exams operations, delivering extensive international exams to individuals, institutions, schools and corporate clients in mainland China. By providing access to highly valued UK qualifications, with the reassurance of integrity, we build on the UK’s reputation for world-class educational standards. Core tests we administer include IELTS, Aptis, and a wide range of academic and professional qualifications (Distribution Exams stream). The Distribution Exams stream in China encompasses school exams, professional exams, and university exams and is a critical part of our exams business.





You will be part of the team that delivers high quality examinations services for British Council Distribution Examinations (Professional, Educational and Entrance exams) in East China through effective exam venue staff management. You will ensuring exam services are delivered in full compliance with all corporate standards and regulations set by examinations’ boards.




In this role, you will gain experiences leading the recruitment, training and performance management for all distributions Test Day Personnel pool in East China. You will have opportunity to design training materials; initiate yearly training plans. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who wish to polish their skills about people management, stakeholder management and more. You will have chance to participate in our test day delivery and relevant projects; this will help you build a in-depth knowledge on assessment industry.

Meanwile, you can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.




To qualify for the role, you will need to have:


1. Communication Skills: Speaking and listening: English B2 (Aptis B2, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent); Chinese C1 (HSK 5 or equivalent)

2. Bachelor’s degree

3. Minimum 1 year of experience in project management & working to tight deadlines and with a high level of attention to detail

Experience of managing people is highy preferred in this role; experience of working in managing international exams

Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.

Together, we can do more.



For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours 


Internal candidates only: please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance and confirm when the system prompts you to, that you have discussed the application with your line manager. 




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While various measures have been put in place by the government to help curb pollution in China, there are still potential health issues associated with the poorer air quality. The British Council does its utmost to provide a working environment that minimises employees’ exposure to pollutants, however, anyone wishing to work in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Chongqing should be aware of the situation.