Head of Communications, Indonesia (IDN-1662-3)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract: Permanent | Salary: Payband 7/F-Competitive | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 28 January 2019 (23.59 UK time)


The Communications department is part of the wider Marketing department within the British Council.  Marketing at the British Council is a strategic function which drives awareness, understanding and engagement across our diverse audiences. We use insight, knowledge and analysis of our market and our customers to help 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.



As Head of Communications, you will be responsible for developing and executing the communications strategy (both internal and external) for Indonesia. Assisted by a small team, you will also drive internal and change communications, plan and deliver external communications (including media relations and stakeholder communications), and manage crisis communications when necessary. Through an effective internal and external communications strategy and plan, you will help raise the profile of the British Council in Indonesia and reinforce our position as a cultural relations organisation that changes lives by creating opportunities.



A communications role at the British Council provides you with the opportunity to make a real difference.  Communications is a critical tool in articulating the immense impact the British Council’s work has in Indonesia, whether it be in English and Exams, Education, Arts or Society; and as the communications expert you will be the story-teller.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to use your creativity and strategic thinking to raise the profile of the British Council in Indonesia and help contribute to its long-term success.



As Head of Communications Indonesia, you must have a relevant degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or an equivalent level of communications experience with considerable experience in managing communications within a large and complex organisation.  You should also have experience in providing expert advice and guidance on internal and external communications. Also of importance is an ability to manage and mitigate internal and external communications risks and issues. If you have had considerable experience in leading a communications team, this would be an advantage.




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


This is an interesting, absorbing role where you can work to support us building awareness of the British Council in delivering to the needs of our customers.




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.


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.