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Finance Content Developer

Date: 22-Jul-2021

Location: Noida, South Asia, IN

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.


Job Title: Finance Content Developer

Department/Country: SSC Finance, Centre of Excellence

Location of the post: Noida

Pay Band: 7

Duration of job: Indefinite


Purpose of the job:


To research, analyse, design, develop and customize instructional material for both e-learning and instructor led training for finance change programmes as well as BAU courses. Should apply various instructional strategies, models and theory to content. The post-holder will adapt, simplify and co-ordinate this and existing content so that it is easily accessible for all new starts.


To enable a blended learning (70:20:10) and multi-channel (including eLearning) delivery approach to ensure colleagues receive high quality and engaging learning experiences which build measurable long term financial skills and capabilities that deliver overall improvements in the finance function’s performance.



Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties:


  • E learning materials design and development
    • Work with Project Managers/SMEs  to ensure that clear training needs are established and effective planning and delivery of (e-learning) learning experiences are delivered on time and to the pre-defined success factors as agreed with SMEs / Project Manager and Finance Training Manager
    • Write and review story boards and rapid prototyping content and functionality
    • Review existing digital and non-digital content Factor in usability and accessibility requirements
    • and ensure its ease of use and access.
    • Gathers subject matter expert information from multiple sources and ensures all learning interventions meet the needs
    • and Articulate Reflects an understanding of the British Council and the diversity of our learners in the materials. 
    • Builds in useable data collection approaches to monitor usage of all e-learning content
    • Maintains all web based resources (MyHR Learning portal , How to Guides and e-learning modules) in a user-friendly manner.
    • Keep stakeholders up to date with project progress, request sign-offs at appropriate stages, hosting post release review meetings
    • Ensure the developed content meet the learning objectives and identify ways to monitor the same
    • Bring in industry best practices in the organisation


  • Content writing and editing


    • Produces new content as required within given timescales as agreed with the Sr. Manager Training, Global Finance Training.
    • Ensures content is available to be piloted and revisions to content are made within given timescales.
    • Uses the appropriate tool (Captivate, Camtasia and Articulate or other e-learning software) to produce efficient and effective e-learning materials
    • Uses image editing tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator to create and edit images
    • Uses instructional design principles to script, storyboard and deploy effective e-learning.
    • Establishes process and support materials for the rest of the team to use in developing e-learning materials


  • Training Delivery (as and when required)


    • Trains end users in relevant knowledge, techniques and skills using appropriate methods, equipment and materials.
    • Assists learners to carry out pre/post course work to ensure maximum learning benefit is gained from the practical experience. Supervision of learning will usually take place remote training technology teams or occasionally face to face in a British Council office.
    • Provides detailed instruction as necessary and responds to wide ranging and detailed questioning in own area of specialisation.
    • Uses online forums such as change programme yammer forums and wikis, via mails from functional inbox to respond to questions from End Users in a timely and appropriate fashion.


Skills and Knowledge

Minimum / essential


  • Expert user of the following or similar tools in the production of learning materials: Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Articulate or Go Animate (or a willingness to achieve a high level of competence  within 12 months) and a competent user of the other tools.
  • Knowledge or experience of Audacity or Adobe Audition audio recording software or similar.
  • Competent user of MS office especially teams, PowerPoint & word
  • Competent user of web-based training tools such as zoom, WebEx and yammer or wiki forums.
  • Competent user and knowledge of Success Factor Learning Management Systems or similar LMS’s




The overall experience of 7-8 years in finance/training including at least 2-3 years of experience in designing self-access learning materials for a range of technical or business process situations




Postgraduate or MBA Finance (Or soon to qualify with these or similar qualifications)


Closing date and time: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 (23:59 CET)



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Equality Statement


The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. 
The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.


We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.


Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.


  If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org