Admin Assistant, Vietnam (VIE-1709-2)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Ho Chi Minh City
Business Support Services
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade J
Vacancy Description
Contract: 1-year fixed term contract with possible extension | Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Salary: Pay band 3/J (From VND 10,903,000 per month) | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 15 April 2019 (23.59 UK time)

Admin Assistant, Vietnam (VIE-1709-2)

We are looking for an Admin Assistant to be based in our Ho Chi Minh City office.


As the Admin Assistant, you will provide effective and efficient assistance to Business Support Services (BSS) in the scope of administration management and facilities and premises support. You will work closely with the BSS Executive and the Facilities Assistant to ensure services are fully functional and provided efficiently, secured and have timely outcome based on the needs of the British Council’s main office and teaching centres (TCs) and Exams operation in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).


Part of your role is to ensure that all procurements and payments are processed according to terms and conditions of the contracts and leases and in line with required procurement standards. You will also have the opportunity to work across units to improve business support service standard.


To be considered, you must have a Diploma qualification with at least two-year experience in a relevant field. One year experience in the field of administration, knowledge on basic Microsoft Office functions as well as language proficiency in Vietnamese and English (good - listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are also essential for this post.


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


In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.


If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 15 April 2019 (23:59 UK Time).


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.


Vietnam Operations

The British Council in Vietnam is a priority country for the British Council within East Asia. The British Council in Vietnam has offices and teaching centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The British Council in Vietnam employs around 250 staff both local and foreign. The business sections include Teaching Centres, Examinations, Education, the Arts, and Society. The British Council in Vietnam has 5 offices and Teaching Centres (2 in Hanoi and 3 in Ho Chi Minh city). The purpose of the IT Department in the British Council (Vietnam) is to support a range of approved IT services to the business in order to make effective use of Information in all its forms across the organisation.


Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Recruitment team ( based in Singapore.


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, and that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager. 

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, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.


 All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour 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.