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Welcome to the British Council's External jobs site

You have reached this page because you have identified yourself as not currently working for the British Council. If you are an existing British Council staff member, please return to our welcome page and click on “Internal Vacancies” to ensure you see both internal and external vacancies.

Please note all posts close at 23:59 UK time on the date given in the advert. If you are unsure what time this is in your current location, please use a website like www.timeanddate.com to look the time up in your current location.

All communication regarding your application will be via email, so please ensure that the email address you give when applying is accurate and you will be able to access it on a regular basis.

Should you have any questions, please use the "Contact Us" links at the bottom of this page.

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You can search our current vacancies right now. There is no need to create an account until you are ready to apply for a vacancy. You can use the filters, or to view all of our current vacancies, click on the "search" button.

To apply for a position, click on the "apply" button. The first time you do this, you will be prompted to create a login account and be asked to complete our online application form. You can fill the form in at your leisure and you can save and come back to it at any time up to the closing date of the vacancy.

Please note all posts close at 23:59 UK time on the date given in the advert. 

All communication regarding your application will be via email, so please ensure that the email address you give when applying is accurate and you will be able to access it on a regular basis.

Should you have any questions, please use the "Contact Us" links at the bottom of this page.

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To make searching for your ideal position easy, click on the button below and register your interest in a specific role/area. Whenever a vacancy arises we will contact you by email providing you with the details of the position so you can make an online application. Please click the button below to register for a Vacancy Alert.




Make a Speculative Application
If there are no current vacancies or no vacancies which match your skill set please consider submitting a speculative application.  You can select the vacancy categories that you are interested in applying to and we will contact you should a vacancy arise in the area you have selected.  Please click on the button below to make a speculative application.




British Council Equal Opportunity and Diversity Statement
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks. 

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