The Request

Received on 30 January 2017

From:  [] 

Sent: 30 January 2017 08:47

To: IG_Disclosures

Subject: Staffing (British Council Hong Kong)

To whom it may concern,

I refer to the British Council Hong Kong (BCHK) and Singapore (BCSG) and would like to lodge a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Could you please provide the following in your reply:

1. Organization chart of BCHK and BCSG

2. Rank, pay band and number of all staff posts (including but not limited to temporary posts) in all Departments/ Units of BCHK and BCSG

3. Types of contract of staff members in BCHK and BCSG

4. List of staff benefits available for the numerous contracts in item#3

5. BCHK's and BCSG's pay bands.

Thank you for your assistance and I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours faithfully,


Our Response 

Responded on 15 February 2017

From: IG_Disclosures 

Sent: 15 February 2017 14:42


Subject: RE: Staffing (British Council Hong Kong) (FOI_2017_03)

Case Reference: FOI_2017_03

15 February 2017


Thank you for your request for information dated 30 January 2017 concerning staffing information in British Council Hong Kong and British Council Singapore. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.

Please find attached two Microsoft PowerPoint documents and two Microsoft Excel documents, which, between them, provide all the information you have requested. 

I hope the information provided has been useful. 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: 

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures)

Information Governance and Risk Management 

British Council

Bridgewater House

58 Whitworth Street


M1 6BB 


If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at: 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Phone: 0303 123 1113 


Yours sincerely

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures) | Information Governance and Risk Management Team