Education Services Manager - Cardiff University

Date: 06-Jan-2022

Location: Beijing, East Asia, CN

Company: British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Contract: One year fixed term (with the possibility of extension)  |  Location: Beijing, China  |  Salary: Pay Band 6/G


Role Purpose
•    The post holder will be the China Partnerships Development Manager on behalf of our client, Cardiff University. 
•    The post holder will work closely with the British Council team and Cardiff University to support the delivery of Cardiff University’s China Partnership

     strategy, to develop specific and focused education partnerships, including transnational education, for Cardiff University in China.


Main opportunities/challenges
•    Working (remotely) with a diverse team of colleagues across Cardiff University to support Cardiff’s China Partnership Strategy.
•    Working proactively and independently to develop relationships, grow a network and find opportunities to further Cardiff’s partnerships in China
•    Keep on top of China’s international education policy including key policies specific to transnational education and international mobility and provide

     regular updates and insights to colleagues.


Main Accountabilities
•    Supporting the implementation of Cardiff University’s strategies in particular for developing transnational education.
•    Representing Cardiff University in scoping discussions with prospective university partners.
•    Working with the Cardiff University partnerships team to develop new education partnerships, including TNE partnerships, liaising with the new partner

     institutions and relevant government bodies and supporting the internal approval processes at Cardiff.
•    Developing networks and relationships with the local government, Cardiff University’s key networks and industries in China especially in relation to

     TNE and new partnership development.
•    Acting as a point of contact for staff across Cardiff University and external partners.
•    Enhancing Cardiff University’s profile, brand awareness and reputation in China.
•    Conducting other support duties as required to meet the objectives of Cardiff University.  


•    Candidate must have the right to live and work in the country in which the role is based.
•    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent 
•    English C1 (Aptis, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
•    Chinese C1 (HSK 5 or equivalent)
•    Minimum two years of relevant work experience in business and partnership development
•    Account management experience, specifically maintaining relationships with key accounts and developing new accounts
•    Ability to communicate, present to and negotiate with business partners 
•    Well-organised, able to determine project priorities at all stages, to develop and communicate work plans, to track progress towards goals and use

     data and evidence to assess achievement



•    Annual leave
•    Statutory benefits 
•    Commercial insurance package including accidental insurance, life insurance, and supplementary medical insurance Provident Fund – if applicable 
•    Professional development opportunities


Additional Information
•    Frequent travel within China, sometimes up to two to three weeks per month. Occasional travel to the UK may be required. This will involve some

     unsocial hours.



Closing Date:  Sunday 23 January 2022  23:59 China Time (GMT +8) 



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