Working for the British Council offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in international cultural relations.

You will be part of a modern, rapidly changing organisation with worldwide influence and impact. Our jobs offer you a scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment. 

Senior Marketing Officer He & Science (Alumni)

Senior Marketing Officer He & Science (Alumni)

The British Council is implementing a new global alumni strategy which aims to grow our alumni network to 150,000 by 2025. This will provide digital services that are of relevance and interest to a range of UK alumni, but in particular to international students who have studied at UK universities, and also to young people from the UK and overseas who have taken part in programmes supported by the British Council.

The Alumni Communications and Research Consultant is to lead on areas included in the business case such as,working with colleagues to develop the digital offer for Alumni engagenment and managing research and insights in a variety of formats to support the Alumni strategy implementation.


This role is an exciting opportunity to work across the Cultural Engagement strategic business unit (SBU) and work with teams in Corporates Services and different teams from across the British Council global network.  

You will:

  •   Play a key role in supporting the development of Alumni research and insights 
  •    In partnership with colleagues, develop a comphrehenive communications and digital engagement offer for Alumni globally  
  •    Play an important role in supporting the functioning of the Alumni team 

 This role will be accountable for:

Research and Insight 

  • Be responsible for co-ordinating an internal benchmarking exercise to capture accurate information on the Alumni activities the British Council already runs across the global network
  • Ongoingly keep data and information on Alumni operations in the global network up to date  
  • Take a lead on the production of an Alumni impact report, collating internal information and speaking with Alumni case studies. Working with the design team to produce the final output. 
  • Work with the procurement team to commission research as and when required 
  • Investigate possible digital delivery solutions for the Alumni programme and work in collaboaration with relevant colleagues to propose share different solutions 


  • Working with a range of relevant colleagues development of the external digital communications offer for Alumni. Including researching and writing an appropriate communications strategy and running Alumni focus groups to inform plans. Working closely with communications, digital engagement colleagues and the Alumni Data and Impact Consultant
  • Create a series of Alumni profiles as part of mapping work to better understand the different types of Alumni joining the network and their purposes for doing so 
  • Produce relevant documents for the Alumni best practice toolkit
  • Be the main contact for supporting teams in preparing or commissioning Alumni case studies or related work
  • Working with the global Alumni manager, develop the organisations Alumni key messages 
  • Team support 
  • Support the global Alumni manager to complete the necessary EDI project requirements, such as an ESIA and feeding into DAF and other reporting mechanisms 
  • Support the Alumni lead with the prepration of reports and information for the Alumni Board and any associated internal or external working/advisory groups

This role can be based in our Belfast office. Closing date and time: 24th January 2021 at 23.59 Find out more and apply

Senior Communications Manager, EU Region

Senior Communications Manager, EU Region

The purpose of this role is to oversee the development and execution of communications planning and implementation (internal & external) within the EU region. The Communications Manager will be responsible for internal and change communications; external communications planning and delivery, including non-paid media, PR, events and stakeholder communications within the Region.

They will work closely with internal and external key stakeholders, execute plans that strengthen and integrate marketing initiatives to continue to engage current audiences, identify and attract new ones and create greater awareness of the British Council.

This is an exciting opportunity that will suit an experienced communications professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to make things happen, as well as specific project management experience.

They will have a good understanding of emerging technology and its role in modern communication techniques. They will be assertive, driven, and accountable. The post holder will be enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, be innovative and creative, and have a strong outcome focus and commitment to a high level of professionalism.

This role can be based in our Belfast office. Closing date and time: 26th January 2021 at 23.59. Find out more and apply