Assessment Solutions Manager, East Asia (CHI-511)
East Asia
Country / Territory
Flexible Location
English & Exams
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Contract: 2 years fixed-term contract| Salary: Payband 7| Location: China, flexible| Deadline for Applications: 20th Aug 2019(23.59 UK time)

Assessment Solutions Manager, East Asia (CHI-511)





The English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E) is one of three strategic business units in the British Council (the others being Arts and Education & Society) all of which have the remit to build trust for the people of the UK by building relationships through aspects of our language and culture.  E&E achieves this by enabling people across the world to access the life-changing education and work opportunities that are created by learning English or gaining valuable UK qualifications.  Promoting the English language also provides a medium for communication, helping break down barriers of misunderstanding or mistrust between cultures. The British Council’s 2020 vision for English & Examinations is to be the world authority in high quality English language teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the International distributor of choice for UK professional and school qualifications.





As the assessment solution manager East Asia, you will work to proactively implement and support the assessment Thought Leadership strategy across the region to achieve lasting, demonstrable impact for the organisation and its key stakeholders. You will work to strengthen the position & reputation of the British Council as a Language Assessment Authority through the development and delivery of integrated support products and services for English language exams candidates, teachers and partners and by raising the East Asia Assessment Solutions Team (EAAST) profile within the wider Language Assessment community in the region and beyond.




This is a fantastic opportunity for you to proactively implement the regional Thought Leadship strategy, so to allow the Assessment Solutions and East Asia Exams teams to offer innovative, effective and impact-driven end-to-end assessment solutions to address current and future assessment needs, which will drive business growth and opportunities and enhance our authority in language assessment.




To qualify for the role, you will need to have:


1. Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Linguistics, Education or related field

2. Recognised language teaching certificate (such as CELTA, TrinityCert) or qualification

3. Understanding of the principles and practice of language assessment

4. ELT/ESL qualification and/or experience Presentation and/or workshop design/delivery experience

5. Skilled in using a range of software, including Excel and Powerpoint, with reasonable confidence;

And below qualification/experiences will be highly preferred:

1. Track record of delivering academic presentations

2. Project management experience

3. Experience teaching or working in an East Asian context

4. Management of dispersed teams within a matrix arrangement

5. Statistical and/or qualitative analysis skills

6. Communicative ability in or previous study of an East Asian language

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



In addition to the salary package, below benefit is also provided for this role:


1. Flexible working opportunities (working from home / flexible hours)

2. Smart working (most of us hot-desk!) 

3. Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave

4. If the successful candidate is outside of China, relocation support will be provided. Details please see role profile.

Together, we can do more.



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


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




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