To provide administrative support to ensure effective management, delivery, promotion of all English Digital projects and programmes across India, as per agreed plan. 


Reference number SI - EDP004
Location South India - Chennai
Salary Starting INR 316000 per annum + Other Benefits
Duration Renewable contract, initially fixed term for 3 years
Closing date Monday, 22 July 2013

Role overview

Our operations in the four main metro cities and through libraries in five further cities engage with over 2.5 million people a year. We aim to increase our reach to 3 million (including 1.5 million enquiries) by 2013. We work across 3 strategic business units, Education and Society, English and the Arts. We have 4 teaching centres in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. Our nine libraries have a membership of more than 60,000, while our Exams business offers UK qualifications to more than 160,000 Indians wishing to enhance their English language, academic and professional skills.

We operate through centres in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. In partnership with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, we run libraries in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, and Pune. India also hosts the British Council Management Services office in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which provides finance and IT services for the global network.

Project English was initiated in 2007, working across the public/state, corporate, and FCR sectors, with the aim of raising the standard of English of young aspiring people to facilitate their access to education and career opportunities.  In 2008, the Project’s state strand achieved a high level of interest after Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that the British Council would train 750,000 teachers of English in India over the following five years, working in partnership with Indian state governments and other funding agencies. To date, over 6,000 master trainers and 600,000 teachers have attended British Council partnership teacher training projects and programmes, and demand remains strong.  

In 2011, Project English was rebranded ‘English Partnerships’, to reflect the fact our work is no longer defined by a limited project span but is part of the British Council’s ongoing commitment to the development of English teaching and learning in the country. 

India offers a vast opportunity for our work in English and our ambition is to reach 100 million learners across the sub-continent. Mobile learning and new technologies are key to our plans.

The objective for English Digital Partnerships is to enhance employment potential and lifestyle aspirations of young people (formerly hard to reach due to their economic or geographic situation) by providing access to quality English language learning opportunities through new technologies (mobile, television, radio and online learning –and in some cases through the printed word, including print media). We expect to have to commission significant new content designed for use in South Asia especially in the area of English skills for employability. We aim to identify a range of new initiatives for innovative digital partnerships which will enable us to improve the language proficiency of 100m learners in India, and to increase our visibility and our impact (in terms of outcomes and scorecard results for audience and income) as well as building stronger long-term relationships between India and the UK.  


How to apply

Those interested please complete both Part 1 and Part 2,3 of the application form, save it in your full name and email it to by 22 July 2013.Please reffer to the application pack below for the role profile, application form, guidance note and generic skills dictionary.

Only shortlisted candidates will be informed.