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Business Development at British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.


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.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Business Development at British Council

Job Specifications:

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Pay Band: 7
Contract Type: Indefinite Contract
Interviews: Week commencing 13th December

Job Description:

  • The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver the 2-year market led, integrated cross portfolio Business Development & Sales strategy aligned with Global/Regional Exams strategy. The post holder will work with other British Council colleagues to leverage opportunities and create value.
  • This role is ultimately responsible for building and managing demand, ensuring capacity fill, delivering income/surplus targets, ensuring excellent B2B Customer Service and overseeing quality of B2C customer experience.

Main Opportunities / Challenges for this Role

  • Operating and embedding the business development and account management function under the global exams Sales, Marketing and Operations Planning model (SMOP) across a large country, developing new ways of working across the function, coaching and developing large teams.
  • Adding value to key accounts in a competitive environment.
  • Motivating and driving team performance.  Upholding customer service culture.
  • Working in a complex and challenging setting through a high period of change delivering on stretching surplus, income and volume targets across all exams products.
  • Adapting processes and delivering business results during recovery period due to Covid global pandemic.
  • Working within statutory and compliance standards.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

The main essential knowledge and experience points that we are looking for you to evidence are:

  • Relevant work experience in a Business Development Manager role
  • Significant experience of managing a large team and managing staff performance
  • Demonstrable experience of sustaining and/or growing a product/service in line with strategic priorities for income and impact
  • Significant experience collecting and analysing client/stakeholder feedback and using the data to identify business needs and obstacles; works to resolve them
  • Takes a pro-active approach to identifying ways in which service can be improved, and takes these forward 
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and commercial acumen

Desirable Experience

  • University Degree in any subject or qualification in a relevant field
  • Business development experience in the English & Exams sector
  • Experience working in exams.


  • All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Nigeria. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits.

N13,410,959 per annum

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