Head of Communications
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

British Council invites applications for the position of Head of Communications.

No of position/s – 01

Main Accountabilities

  • Develops the country communications strategy and plan and manages implementation, ensuring alignment to the global and regional communications strategy and plan, and effective impact.
  • Leads the development and delivery of internal and external communications campaigns that supports the national, regional and global communications strategies as part of overall Marketing strategy and plans.
  • Liaises with country business leads and programme teams to ensure buy in and alignment with the Country Communication Strategy. Proactively works with business leads and programme teams to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to campaigns and generation of communication outputs.
  • Identify opportunities for high profile events to strengthen reputation and profile. Ensures aims and objectives of the event link to our overall stakeholder engagement strategy.
  • Leads and manages country media relations and public relation activities. Designs a media segmentation strategy aligned to the corporate communications plan, to ensure media is effectively targeted at key audiences.
  • Ensures that communications messages are consistent, strengthening the reputation of the British Council brand. Identifies risks and issues in advance to effectively manage and mitigate with support from the regional Head of Communications, and in consultation with the Marketing Director and Country Directorate.
  • Acts as a champion for communication throughout the organisation. Focuses on corporate SDG priorities and sustainable development interventions. Identifies opportunities for cross-SBU collaboration for higher results and greater impact.
  • Applies advanced communications expertise to provide advice to the Country Director and country business leads and develop and deliver agreed programmes of work.
  • Develops and implement agreed projects and appropriate communications initiatives to meet country operational need, ensuring consistency with regional communications strategies, plans and approaches and global strategy where appropriate.
  • Provides expert advice, support and challenge on communications to internal customers and other stakeholders. Develops high quality and effective country communications plans and solutions using established processes, tools and systems to ensure consistency.         
  • And will have the following skills and experience
  • At least bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, business administration or relevant field
  • Overall seven years of experience with at least three years’ in a similar role. Demonstrable experience in providing expert advice and guidance on internal and external communications
  • Demonstrable experience in managing and mitigating internal and external communications risks and issues
  • Demonstrable experience in providing professional input on high-profile events
  • Demonstrable experience in managing online SharePoint and intranets 
  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children.

We can offer

  • Monthly salary BDT 196,000 (Consolidated).
  • Transport allowance of Tk 9000.00 per month plus other benefits according to the organisation’s policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Medical benefits upon confirmation on the post for the staff and their family members (spouse/declared partner and children)
  • Experience of working in an international organisation includes good work life balance and flexible working hours.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and called for interview. We will only shortlist applications submitted on a British Council application form submitted electronically through jobs portal. Any hard copies of the application and incomplete application in the portal will not be accepted.

To apply, please click on the following link that will take you to the Jobs portal of British Council

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Closing date: 31 May 2019

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