Additional Information for the
HR Manager position
The British Council China has over 500 staff at locations in Beijing, Chongqing,
Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. For information about our
programmes and activities, please visit our website at
The British Council Hong Kong employs over 250 staff including more than
100 teachers, 100 locally engaged staff and around 70 hourly paid staff.
The post holder is a member of several teams including the British Council
Hong Kong (BCHK) Strategy Team and British Council China HR team.
The position requires close liaison with colleagues in HK leading the
businesses, and HR colleagues in the region. The position leads a small team
of 3 and reports to the Regional Head of HR who is also based in HK.
Nature of the work
The scope of the position includes managing the recruitment process and
contract renewals, advising managers on HR matters including absence and
disciplinary procedures, staff relations, learning and development including
managing the budgets, managing performance management processes, a
leadership role on diversity and community involvement, managing pay and
benefits administration, and payroll management. There will be opportunities
to lead projects in the HK office and to work regionally.
Working Hours and Leave
This is a full-time position normally over 5 days each week with occasional
weekend and evening work and occasional travel to our offices in China and
We offer 20 days annual leave per year taken in agreement with the HR
Director and subject to operational needs, plus public holidays each year.
Initial induction will be provided including job induction, introduction to the
British Council, and you will also have a buddy to help you settle in.
Training in the Council’s recruitment procedures, performance management,
financial systems and approach to diversity will also be provided in the initial
We have a rigorous performance management system to identify and plan
development needs for all staff.
Interview / selection process
To be short listed for interview an applicant must show evidence of being able
to fulfil all of the Essential competencies. Desirable competencies criteria will
also be used in the shortlisting process.
Applicants for this position must have the right to work in HK or be in
possession of a valid visa entitling them to work in HK.
Short listed candidates will be invited to visit our office on Monday, 8th
February 2010 for a briefing to learn more about what we do. This insight visit
is for your information and will be conducted by a manager not involved in the
selection panel. It is not part of the recruitment and selection process.
Interviews are planned for 11th February 2010 and will include a presentation.
Candidates will be advised of the topic and required to prepare in advance.
Following the interview, we will then take up references, and ask the selected
candidate to undergo a pre employment medical, and a BULATS English
language ability test (if necessary).
Any applicant who has not heard from us by 28th February 2010 should
assume that their application has been unsuccessful.
This sheet is provided for the information of applicants only. It does not form
part of any contract of employment.