Head of Cultural Centre
South Asia
Country / Territory
Job Category
Business Development/Partnerships
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Head of Cultural Center, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Indefinite Contract, Band 7/F, Application deadline- 17 November 2018
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. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

British Council invites applications for the position of Head of Cultural Center

Number of Position/s- 01

Purpose of the role:

  • To lead the ongoing transformation of the British Council Cultural Center Dhaka to meet the changing needs of British Council’s primary customers in the digital age.
  • To lead in the development of a Cultural programme within the Center which is contemporary and relevant to the British Council’s priorities in Bangladesh while attracting existing and new audiences.

Main Accountabilities:
  • Plans, directs and controls activities for the Cultural Centre ensuring that Cultural Centre operations run smoothly and in compliance with British Council systems and standards.
  • Developing strategy in support with the country strategy; agreeing and meeting financial targets.
  • Lead a team to redesign the Cultural Centre to meet the needs of customers in the 21st Century while balancing commercial and operational needs.
  • Represents the British Council to external stakeholders in their area and maintains a high external profile and positive reputation for the British Council brand and programme.
  • Interprets, plans and implements diverse financial and reporting tools to ensure project delivery in complaint with BC systems and standards.
  • Work with the Cultural Centre Manager and the rest of your team to grow membership of the Cultural Centre.


And is required to have the following skills and experience   

  • Graduate in any discipline. 
  • At least 5 years in designing and managing events• Experience of Applied Project Management Practices and Frameworks
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in leading and managing a team
  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children.


We can offer 
  • Monthly salary BDT 196,000 (Consolidated). 
  • Transport allowance of BDT 9,000 per month plus other benefits according to the organisation’s policy.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Experience of working in an international organisation includes good work life balance and flexible working hours.

Application Pack

Role Profile.pdf
BC Behaviours
Core Skills

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and called for interview. We will only shortlist applications submitted on a British Council application form submitted electronically through jobs portal. No hard copies of the application will be accepted.

Submission Starts       28 October 2018
Submission deadline  17 November 2018
“The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989”  

“The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Our policy aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion or marital status. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria”