Current vacancies at the British Council in China:

Job Title Contract duration Location Application deadline
Exams Customer Services Officer Indefinite Beijing 27 May 2024
Team Leader for Language Assessment Consultants 1 year Chongqing 1 June 2024
Senior Exams System Development Manager 2 years Beijing 3 June 2024
Exams Services Officer Indefinite Beijing 4 June 2024
Data Warehouse Development Manager 2 years Beijing 19 August 2024
IELTS on Computer Test Day Personnel part-time Shanghai  
Exam Invigilator  part-time Weihai, Beijing, Taiyuan, Changchun, Jinhua, Shanghai Jiading, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Nanchang, Guiyang, Chongqing  
Exams Assistant Supervisor  part-time Wuhan, Guangzhou, Changsha, Shenzhen gu 
Exams Supervisor part-time Taiyuan, Weihai, Beijing, Wuhan, Tianjin, Qingdao, Jinan, Dalian, Xi’an, Changchun, Jinhua, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Haikou  
IELTS Test Day Invigilator - East China part-time Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Suzhou, Hefei, Wenzhou, Yangzhou, Xuzhou, Changzhou, Wuxi, Nantong  
IELTS Test Day Invigilator - South China part-time Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Changsha, Nanchang, Nanning  


Our People

In line with our behaviour framework, every staff member of the British Council is required to display the following behaviours:

  • creating shared purpose
  • connecting with others
  • working together
  • being accountable
  • making it happen
  • shaping the future.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We value diversity, as is reflected in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. Please consult our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion page for further information.

Data Protection

The British Council is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of personal information and undertakes not to divulge any of the applicants’ personal information to any third party without the prior consent of the applicant. Please see our privacy policy for details.

Child Protection

The British Council has provided staff with a common understanding of child protection knowledge and how it relates to our work, developed good practice across the diverse and complex areas in which we operate and increase our accountability in our work with children. Please visit our child protection policy for details.

Benefits and Development

The British Council provides an inspiring and constructive platform to develop the staff. We are committed to offering a competitive benefits and development package and encouraging personal growth to our staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply for the post or find out about other job opportunities with the British Council?

Please visit and complete the online application form before the deadline.

2. When will I be contacted for the interview after submitting my application?

Normally it takes about 2-3 weeks to process the applications and inform candidates about the interview.

3. What is the selection process?

After the application deadline, we will shortlist candidates for interview against their skills, experience and knowledge (this normally takes 5 working days), and then inform selected candidates the interview information.     

4. I applied for a post and wasn't informed about an interview. Will this affect my application for another post?

No, your next application will not be affected. 

5. Can I submit my CV instead of application form?
Yes, you could use either your CV or our standard application form.

6. Which language should I use to fill in my application form?


7. Which language will be used at interview?

Both English and Chinese, depending on the post requirement.

8. Which English language assessment tool will be used in the recruitment process?

We will use APTIS as the English assessment tool, and the assessment elements will vary from post to post. We will inform you which elements will be assessed when informing you of the interview.

9. Will there be future job opportunities for IELTS examiners?

The British Council in China only employs full-time contracted examinmers. Generally contracts become available twice a year. Successful applicants will be informed as to when places are available.