Assistant Director China Examination Operations (CHI-561)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Flexible Location
Department
English & Exams
Job Category
Exams
Pay Band
Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Contract: 3-year fixed term contract | Salary: Payband 8 | Location: Any location in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing | Deadline for Applications: 17 November 2019(23.59 UK time)
 
Details

JOB TITLE 

Assistant Director China Examination Operations   

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

The British Council has had a presence in China since 1943, and since 1979 we have been operating as the Culture and Education Section of the British Embassy and Consulate-Generals in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing. We also opened our first English centre in Mainland China in September 2017, based in Nanjing.

Our work in China is of great importance to the global British Council operation, both politically and commercially. With more than 800 staff across our offices in China, we operate a wide range of programmes in English, exams, arts, and education in partnership with local authorities and partners.

We achieve significant impact and reach through our programmes which have engaged millions of young people and thousands of professionals and policy makers across China, including:

  • Over 1,000,000 people who have taken an exam with us within the past year, be it an English language exam, such as the IELTS exam, or a professional exam, such as the ACCA qualification.
  • 10,000 English teachers and one million students who have benefitted from our English language teacher training programmes in the past two years.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY
You will lead the China Examination Operational planning, including setting the framework, standards and governance for operational planning, working with China exams leadership teams, system team, business transformation team to develop the capability and capacity to deliver ambitious Exams growth targets, as well as setting and monitoring delivery performance KPIs.


WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT
You can take pride in the fact that you will be rolling out operational planning for a top English product in a well-known global organization.

And you will have the fantastic opportunity of applying cutting-edge approaches and techniques to digitalise and automate the planning processes to reflect the business transformation.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You will bring along significant experience of operational planning, developing and delivering long-range resource plans, as well as successfully delivering change projects to improved business performance. Experience of consumer digital management is preferred.

 


BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
- Flexible working opportunities (working from home / flexible hours)
- 37.5 contracted working hours per week (we believe in an output-based delivery!)
- Smart working (most of us hot-desk!) 
- Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave (depending on role grade)
- Year-end bonus and annual bonus scheme 
- Professional development opportunities – we offer a broad range of professional courses to large corporations and that is available for our staff members too!


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

Together, we can do more.


NEXT STEPS

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

 


ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

 

All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.

 

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE

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.