On top of various English language tests, we deliver professional, school, and other exams around the world. Our target for 2015 & beyond is to deliver exams to 3,000,000 people per year. Teams of administrators around the world ensure that exams are delivered to the high standards demanded by examinations boards and that people taking exams overseas have a professionally managed experience.
Customer facing roles and junior posts are often recruited locally and require a fluency in the local language. You would need to have the right to work in that country already, and no expatriate relocation benefits are offered.
There are various management roles such as Exams Services Managers (again recruited locally), then Deputy Country Exams Manager and Country Exams Manager.
Your next step up the management ladder might mean relocating to a different country once you reach the level of Country Exams Manager. If we don’t think we can fill these posts from the local workforce, we offer a contract with enhanced benefits to attract people from other countries.
What we're looking for
EFL teachers and Senior Teachers sometimes step across to exams management at the middle management level, but a teaching background and specialised qualifications are not essential for these posts. You need business management skills and marketing or customer service skills. Prior experience as an Exams Services Manager is of course desirable.
How to apply
There are two places that you can search for British Council exams vacancies:
British Council’s central jobs site – Where you can find vacancies with relocation benefits, and some local contract vacancies.
British Council country websites - These pages advertise ‘local’ contracts without relocation benefits. Please note that we don't employ examining staff in every country that we work in.