Head of British Council Schools, China

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The British CouncilChina
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Senior Leadership Band
Contract term: Fixed Term

Shanghai or Beijing - flexible
Contract 3 years - renewable

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Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better quality teaching and learning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications.

Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching centres and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.

The British Council runs a highly successful school in Madrid, offering a high quality bilingual and bicultural education and delivering excellent academic results. The British Council Schools Programme seeks to replicate this success by opening dual curriculum schools in identified markets such as China.

The post holder is responsible to Director British Council Schools for developing projects which lead to new dual curriculum schools in China.

To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience in a senior management position of leading development activities internationally, ideally in the education sector. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to summarise complex issues to senior stakeholders including board level. Leading major projects across a wide range of internal and external groups together with strong commercial acumen is essential. An existing network of contacts in the K12 education sector and experience of new school build is highly desirable.

If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 22 April 2018 (23:59 UK Time).

About Us

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.

English and Exams

Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better quality teaching and learning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications. Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching centres and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.

East Asia in the British Council

East Asia is a very dynamic region with continuing economic growth. With a population of 2 billion people we are seeking to increase our impact significantly. In order to do this, we have significant growth plans for all our programmes in English, Education and Society and the Arts. All our work in English is customer and client funded, which means we generate income to support our growth and impact. We also have challenging business growth and partnership development plans to achieve this, so it’s essential we balance between growth in income and resulting growth in impact is maintained and understood internally and externally.The East Asia region has an employee population of ca. 2300 in 14 markets - Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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