There are currently no vacancies at the British Council.

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.


The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. Our work involves developing relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Working effectively with diversity and promoting equality of opportunity is therefore an essential part of our work.

Child protection Policy

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 1989.

What are the longer-term career prospects?

You will be encouraged to manage your own career. Whatever your area and level of work, a job in the British Council is a unique opportunity to develop highly transferable skills, which will serve you well even if you aim to move out of the organisation in due course.

Volunteering and internships

At the moment we do not provide volunteering and internship opportunities.

Applying for a Job at the British Council

Applying for a job at the British Council just got a whole lot easier. We have just launched our new jobs portal ( All of our current vacancies will now be posted to this site. Highlights include:

  • Online application form - no more messy word documents
  • Applicant account so that you can track the progress of your application at any time.
  • Register for vacancy alerts so you are emailed the next time a job matching your search criteria comes up.
  • Submit a speculative CV to our bank if no vacancy that suits your skill set is currently advertised.

You can view vacancies now, without creating an account. You will be asked to create an account the first time you apply for a job or set up a vacancy alert.

To access our jobs portal click here