Assistant Manager Events - Colombo, Sri Lanka
South Asia
Country / Territory
Sri Lanka
Business Support Services
Job Category
Event Management
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade H
Vacancy Description
Indefinite contract / Sri Lankan citizen or in possession of a valid work visa to work in Sri Lanka / Under our Child Protection agenda, the post-holder is required to obtain a Police Report, Medical report, three reference checks and three forms of ID and original qualifications prior to appointment.

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.


In Sri Lanka, British Council is a vibrant operation delivering a high impact portfolio of projects under the larger English and Education program. Additionally we have approximately 25,000 members in our libraries, the largest membership in the British Council global network and run two of the largest British Council Teaching Centres and Exams operations in the world.


Marketing at the British Council is a strategic function which drives awareness, understanding and engagement with us across our diverse audiences. We use insight, knowledge and analysis of our market and our customers to engage them with the British Council’s international cultural relations mission, our products and services in the most impactful and effective way. We lead the development of our brand and use our expertise to tell inspiring stories to enhance our global reputation, build lifelong relationships, engage our staff and prove the impact of what we do.


The overall purpose of this role is to plan and execute events to support the Libraries across Sri Lanka in line with the Country Plan, ensuring alignment to the country, regional and global marketing strategy and brand, and to work in partnership with SBUs to achieve the required business targets.


We are looking for an energetic individual who is passionate about arts and culture and possesses professional event management expertise, to join us to lead on the execution of events to support our Marketing Team.

The role would;

  • Develop event plans from conceptualisation of content through to execution and post-evaluation.

    Deliver events on time, within budget, and to professional event management standards that meet business objectives.

    Manage and maintain a robust event calendar that appeals to our target audience, hosted at our Libraries and other spaces.

    Manage operational and administrative functions to ensure events are delivered efficiently.


Refer to the role profile below for further details.

·         Start date : May 2019

·         Closing date : Wednesday 24 April 2019
·         Role profile
·         British Council Behaviours
·         British Council Core Skills

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and child protection. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We work to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant grounds.