Working for the British Council offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in modern, rapidly changing organisation with worldwide influence and impact. Jobs with the British Council offer scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment.
What are the longer-term career prospects?
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.
Our terms and conditions of service
Successful candidates are offered appointment on a fixed-term contract. The duration of contract is determined by the nature of the job to be filled. All offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and medical clearance.
Hours of work
Our staff work a five-day week of forty hours (including lunch break).
We are an equal opportunity employer
The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Our policy aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, race, colour, creed, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Child safe environment
British Council has a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with including a duty to protect them from abuse (Abuse falls into four categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect). In the context of our work, child protection therefore means putting in all reasonable measures in our activity planning and work practices to protect children engaging in British Council activities from abuse. We believe in establishing a child safe environment one that has a careful and thorough staff selection process, child friendly policies, clear guidelines and management systems in place.
Code of conduct
We have a code of conduct which all members of staff are required to follow. The code states the key standards of behaviour expected from members of staff and from others acting on behalf of the British Council, in order to preserve and enhance its reputation.