British Council Sri Lanka team

Working for the British Council offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills. The British Council offers scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive work environment.

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 in the future.

Work with us

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations and manages a wide range of activities covering the arts, science, technology and education. Through our work we aim to build and develop long-term relationships with governments, organisations and people to provide mutual benefit and promote a wider knowledge of the UK and the English language. All jobs in the organisation contribute towards these aims.

Working for the British Council offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in international cultural relations. We have members of staff working for us in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide.

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. You will be encouraged to pursue your personal and professional development via training, on the job coaching and individual study.

Equal opportunities and diversity

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity in employment. We welcome applications from all sections of the community as we believe that a diverse workforce gives added depth to our work. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

Child protection policy

The British Council has a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with. We believe that all children have potential and that every child matters in the world. We affirm 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). We believe in establishing a child safe environment, one that has a careful and thorough staff selection process, child friendly policies, clear guidelines and management systems in place that reinforce our child protection policy. In line with the British Council’s child protection agenda, the selected candidates will be required to obtain a police report.


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