The post-holder is expected to lead on human resource (HR) management and employee relations for British Council in the assigned countries (Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus). Ensure proactive management and mitigation of legal and operational risk relating to human resource management. Advise and support activity leads in key HR functions and decision making, including recruitment, role profiles, staffing, legal consultancy, talent management, performance management and rewards.


Location Bucharest, Warsaw or Sofia
Salary approximately 3700 BGN
Duration 2 years
Closing date 15 октомври 2018, понеделник

Role overview

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. 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. 

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. 

EU Region is listed as a top priority in the current Corporate Plan, at a time when UK’s relationship with the EU is undergoing major change.  Our challenge will be to act decisively to reassure programme participants and key partners about the UK’s commitment to its cultural, educational, and people-to-people connections, relationships and influence with the countries of the EU. Central to this is our commitment to supporting institution to institution links between the EU & UK, and the development of strong bilateral relationships for the UK with countries in the EU. 

This role will be based within the Regional HR team and will report directly to the Regional HR Director. 

** The role is open to candidates who have the right to work and live in one of the three countries specified. Local contract conditions will apply and the position is not globally mobile **

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th October 2018 (23:59 UK Time). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.