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CE Programme Officer

Date: 11-Jan-2021

Location: Seoul, East Asia, KR

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.


Location: Seoul, Korea

Pay band: Pay band 4/H

Department: Cultural Engagement (Arts)

Contract type: 2 years (with possibility of extension)


Role Purpose
To deliver cultural engagement programme activities for the British Council in Korea, in line with country, regional and global priorities, with the aim of strengthening the relationship between the two countries in relevant sectors.


Main opportunities/challenges 
•    Post-holder’s ability to professionally communicate with internal/external stakeholders and audience will be important factor for the success of our programme.


Main Accountabilities
1.    Programme delivery 
•    Work with programme directors to deliver cultural engagement programme activities and to ensure programme activities achieve desired outcomes 
▪ Collect and submit data and feedback for internal and external monitoring and evaluation requirements, including the British Council’s Results and Evidence Framework (REF). 
•    Administer financial transactions and settlement in accordance with the accounting principles of the British Council as well as funding partners and clients

2.    Communication and promotion 
•    Liaise with external stakeholders, including funding partners, clients, programme participants, etc. via e-mail, phone, and face-to-face format in a professional manner 
•    Implement the online and offline promotion of programme activities to ensure effective engagement of target audience 
•    Maintain project-related pages on corporate website and SNS channels 
•    Manage information created and collated in compliance with British Council’s information management standards, the UK Data Protection Principles, as well as relevant Korean standards 
•    Handle inquiries about our programmes and services 

3.    Contribution to programme design and strategic planning 
•    Contribute to programme designing and strategic planning through research and by brining insights from programme stakeholders and participants


•    You must have the right to live and work in the Republic of Korea.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills both in English and Korean.
•    Demonstrable experience in taking part in education, cultural or international project development, execution, and evaluation.
•    Sector knowledge or experience in higher education, arts or cultural exchange is desirable.


Role Specific Skills
•    Online marketing and promotion including editorial skills 
•    Event design and operation 
•    Financial reporting and documentation


•    21 days of Annual Leaves – to be pro-rated
•    Professional development opportunities


Closing Date:  Monday, 25 January 2021- 23:59 Singapore Time (GMT +8)



A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.


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