At the British Council, we believe firmly in advocating a work life balance for all staff members. The Work-Life Balance Group at the British Council ensures that all staff understands the importance of achieving a healthy balance between home and work, and that all managers understand the business benefits of flexible working.
The British Council is committed to offering it’s staff, wherever possible, an opportunity to benefit from the principles of flexible working. A number of options for flexible working exist for staff to benefit from. Click here to find out more about flexible working options.
Annual Leaves: The Council strongly advocates and encourages all staff members to manage their leave plans and to avail their complete annual leave entitlement during the year for them to maintain a healthy work life balance.
Special Leaves: In order to help them strike a balance between your professional and personal responsibility, on certain occasions, the Council offers its members special paid leave in addition to their normal annual leave entitlements.
Parenting Leaves: Female staff members are entitled to maternity leave and new fathers are eligible for paternity leave. Both female and male members of British Council are also eligible for maternal/ paternal adoption leave.
Our jobs offer you a scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment. You will be encouraged to pursue your personal and professional development via training, on-the-job-coaching and individual study.
You will be encouraged to manage your own career. Most vacant jobs are initially advertised internally and all staff are eligible to apply. Whatever your area and level of work, a job in the British Council is a unique opportunity to develop highly transferable skills which will serve you well even if you aim to move out of the organisation in due course.
The British Council regards staff health and well-being as essential to business performance. We believe that in all that we do we must acknowledge our duty of care to ensure a healthy and safe place to work for our staff, customers and visitors.
There are clearly documented procedures for what to do in the event of an emergency and/or security alert and staff are made fully aware of this. Our premises are all fit for purpose and conform to the highest standards of health & safety.
Members are supported through provision of regular training on Health & Safety standards as well as through regular monitoring through the Health & Safety Advisors who are based in all our main offices.
Travel within the country as well as internationally, is a business and operational need associated with a number of our programme activities and services. All members, regardless of grade or position, are entitled to the same level of expenses, means and class of travel and accommodation.