The British Council is an organization that promotes connections, understanding, and trust between the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education, and the English language. They work directly with individuals to transform their lives and also collaborate with governments and partners to create a larger impact for the long term. The British Council helps young people gain the skills, confidence, and connections they need to reach their potential and participate in inclusive communities. They support education, English language learning, and internationally recognized qualifications. The organization’s work in arts and culture encourages creative expression and exchange, fostering connections between the UK and the rest of the world. These connections promote an understanding of each other’s strengths, challenges, and values, building trust between people in the UK and other nations. The British Council operates in over 100 countries and directly connected with 80 million people in 2019-20, reaching a total of 791 million people through various channels.
They are currently looking for a Senior Education Manager to champion education collaborations between the UK and China. The role involves seeking out partnership opportunities, gathering market intelligence, analyzing insights, and producing reports. The Senior Education Manager will stay updated on stakeholder needs, consumer insights, and competitors in international education. They will also keep track of key policy developments in the territory and provide regular insights to the Education Insights hub. The focus of this role is on delivering outcomes related to Higher Education, TVET, and Science through global programs and partnerships with institutions and governments in both the UK and overseas. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in International Education, preferably in the UK Higher Education sector, and possess in-depth knowledge of the UK and China Higher Education sectors and landscapes. They should be able to conduct market research, identify opportunities for partnership development, and facilitate international mobility.
The Senior Education Manager should have expertise in program management and design in the relevant education sector. They should possess knowledge of strategies to develop and improve sector networks, relationships, and impact. Excellent influencing, relationship-building, and presentation skills are required, as the role involves engaging with various target audiences, including high-profile stakeholders. Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills, are essential. Additionally, the candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. A degree or equivalent experience is required for this role. Fluency in English, both written and verbal, up to CEF Level C1, is necessary as the British Council’s systems and global processes operate in English.
The role is open to applicants who would need to relocate to Beijing, China. Candidates who do not have a natural right to work in the country will be provided with immigration clearance and visa support, although visa approvals are beyond the British Council’s control. The appointment process will include thorough checks, such as qualification, reference, identity, and criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements and the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children. The British Council is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups, particularly those based on ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview. The organization is also committed to safeguarding children, young people, and adults they work with, ensuring their protection from abuse, maltreatment, and exploitation. Any technical issues with the application process can be addressed by emailing email@example.com. It is important to note that applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of the British Council’s careers website. Supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to the “ASK HR” email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted