Region              South Asia
Country            India
Location          Flexible Location
Department    Education & Society
Job Category   Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band         Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: 6 / Starting CTC INR 7,35,000 per annum plus benefits/
Duration: Indefinite /
Location: Delhi / Mumbai / Chennai / Kolkata /
Applicants must have the legal right to work in India/ Closing Date : 18 January 2018 (23:59)
Purpose of job: 

Responsible for ensuring excellent standards of service within Libraries and Information Services unit.  

Role holder may be required to co-ordinate, schedule, monitor and review the work of others. Operates within diverse but well defined procedures. Role holder is required to apply judgement within area of acquired knowledge.

Context and environment 

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.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

The South Asia region is of high priority for the UK and includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran (non-represented) and Nepal.

The British Council in India

The British Council has been operating in India since 1948.  Our vision is of a bilateral relationship strengthened by improved economic, social and cultural opportunities for the next generation of young people in India.

We work in arts, education and by sharing the English language and increasingly focus on transformative programmes online (with the aim of reaching of tens of millions of people  in 2017 and more in future years) and through partnerships in States across the country. In 2016-17 we engaged with almost 3.2m people through our operations and libraries in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai and through centres in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, and Pune in partnership with the Indian Institute of Cultural Relations. A ten-year-long programme with State Governments has trained over 1m teachers in government schools and reached 35m children.   In addition, in 2016-17 we taught thousands of students in our teaching centres in New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.  British Council India Exams business has recently separated into a new entity in Gurgaon and offers UK qualifications to hundreds of thousands of Indians wishing to enhance their English language, academic and professional skills.

The British Council has been appointed the lead organisation for a year of cultural exchange between Britain and India that was launched in 2017. The programme, which includes digital and live showcasing, collaboration, capacity building and research is being implemented through influential partners and will provide lasting value and benefit for both India and the UK.

Please refer to the Role Profile for Accountabilities, responsibilities, main duties and essential requirements 
For further information please see the documents below:

Role Profile.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf
Core Skills.pdf

Instructions for completion
  1. In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the Role Profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application’s chances of success.    
  2. Before submitting your application, please complete the Personal Profile Analysis on-line assessment (This is a mandatory requirement , Please refer Personal Profile Analysis User Guide.pdf for completing the assessment)

If you are interested and feel you are suitable for the role, please apply by 18 January 2018 (23:59 UK time). 


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