A little about us...

The British Council is a unique place to build your career. We have a presence in many countries around the world, and there is a range of career opportunities available, either in the UK or in one of our offices or locations abroad.

Our Culture

We are open and committed; we are expert and inclusive; we are optimistic and bold

Our vision is for a connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusting world. Through our work we reach millions of people every year, so what we do and how we do it really matters.

Our values say what we stand for as an organisation.

  • Our Business

    We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Our offer

We are looking for people who believe in the integrity and value of what we do. In return, we will support you to try new ideas, develop your skills, and think independently. You will be part of a rapidly changing organisation with global influence and impact. 

We can offer teachers and examiners an international network that could lead to career opportunities around the world. Join us in a corporate, regional or cultural engagement role and you can make international work part of your career journey. Whichever role you work in, you’ll have the chance to work with colleagues across the world, with local talent and with different cultures, working with experts in each region who will help you develop.

  • Learning and development

    Commitment to the supported learning and development of colleagues is very important to us. Career conversations with your line manager will help you plan, our online learning system will help you grow and your manager will identify ways to bring your learning to life. We may also offer support for professional and academic qualifications. 

Search and apply

Ready to become a part of our thriving global network? Wherever you choose to be, whatever impact you want to make – it all starts when you search and apply for your British Council role.