Business Transformation Project Manager (SNG-PB7-2106)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
Singapore
Location
Singapore
Department
English & Exams
Job Category
English
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Location: Singapore | Contract: 2 years | Pay Band: 7 | Start Date: ASAP | Deadline for Applications: 18 November 2019 (23:59 UK Time)
 
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Business Transformation Project Manager (SNG-PB7-2106)


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM
The Singapore teaching operation is one of the largest in the global network and currently delivers over 70,000 class hours and employs over 200 staff. There are 4 teaching centres across the island (Napier, Tampines, Toa Payoh and Marsiling centres) operating 7 days a week. In addition to part-time adult courses and young learners enrichment courses, there is a full time pre-school in the Tampines centre and a Professional Development Centre in Toa Payoh.

The market for English language services is challenging with various changes to the external context and high levels of competition. The Teaching Centre business is implementing a business transformation programme to ensure it is sustainable and fit for the future.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY
This is a new post with a high level of responsibility for the management of change within the Singapore teaching centre. We are re-aligning the business to ensure sustainability and a more agile response to current and future market changes: ensuring our products and services are market driven; delivering effective and efficient resource management; and culture change including a customer-led rather than product-led approach.

The postholder will lead on project development, working closely with the Leadership Team to deliver a successful programme of change which supports business growth.

The post requires strong communication skills and a proven ability to influence and lead teams with a variety of roles and agendas. You will be expected to demonstrate confidence and credibility, and to build and maintain strong internal staff relationships and morale.

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT
You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.
 

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You will bring with you experience Proven experience of leading on a medium to large-scale change and transformation project. Change management experience in a complex educational environment would be desirable.

You should possess a Degree in any subject from a recognised university.

 

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
- 37.5 contracted working hours per week

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

- Enjoy 23 days of Annual leave

- Year-end bonus and annual bonus scheme 

- Professional development opportunities – we offer a broad range of professional courses to large corporations and that is available for our staff members too!


NEXT STEPS

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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.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

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.