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Human Resources Manager, South Caucasus Cluster
Wider Europe
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Human Resources
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Pay Band 6
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Pay Band : PB6 / Grade G Contract Duration: 2 Years FTC (can be extended) Region: Wider Europe Location:Baku, Azerbaijan
Human Resources Manager, South Caucasus Cluster

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.

Wider Europe is the region where Europe meets Asia and the Middle East. Spanning 15 diverse countries, it is both dynamic and turbulent, with fast emerging economies, young and still fragile democracies and deep-seated tensions which risk driving some countries back into isolation.

South Caucasus Cluster is a geographical grouping of the three South Caucasus countries, with each country operating an independent bilateral programme of cultural relations with the UK, but with operational efficiencies achieved through shared professional services in finance, Human resources and other areas of expertise.  The Human Resources Manager will be based in Azerbaijan and will lead on HR in Azerbaijan and in the other two South Caucasus countries, Armenia and Georgia through close communication and collaboration with teams in those two countries.  The post may involve occasional travel to other countries.

Focus of the role will be to lead the HR field in the South Caucasus cluster with a special focus on Azerbaijan in the first year. The role holder will be responsible for providing Human Resources (HR) policy and operational support to the South Caucasus Leadership Team (SCLT) in achieving its cluster strategy, through the management of change and implementation of consistent, efficient and effective HR practices. The role holder will also be responsible to provide Country management and staff with guidance and HR services consistent with the British Council’s corporate policies and requirements. Advise on the requirements of local labour legislation on a range of HR issues.

This post will report to HR Business Partner, Wider Europe.

** Candidates should have pre-existing right to work and live in Azerbaijan **

If you are interested to apply, for further information please see the documents below:
Role Profile

British Council Behaviours

BC Core Skills


Closing date: UK time: 23:59, 13th December 2018

Shortlisting:  w/c 17th December 2018

Interviews: w/c 24th December 2018

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