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  • Posted on: 30 September, 2016 Deadline: 14 October, 2016
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    The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations.
    The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations.
    We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our reach and impact, we are the world’s leading cultural relations organisation. Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to-government contact. We use English, Arts, and Education and Society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to working with the UK. The British Council has over 7,000 staff working in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories.

    Digital and Social Media Manager – Nigeria (Junior Management) - 3 positions


    Vacancy Description

    • Role is Pay band 6 (Junior Management)/ Posts can be in Lagos or Abuja/Indefinite term contract/vacancy is open to internal and external staff/applicants must have pre-existing right to work in Nigeria.
    • We are looking for three (3) Dynamic, Creative and Proactive individuals who have a grasp of Social Media for Business use to join our Programms, Exams a & Communication Teams.
    • If you are interested in being a part of a multicultural organisation with dynamic teams spanning six continents, then welcome to the British Council, the UK’s cultural relations organisation. We create international opportunities for the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 
    • We have teams and offices in six continents and over 100 countries bringing exciting international opportunities to life, every day. Each year we work with millions of people, connecting them with the United Kingdom, through our work in English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society. We have over 75 years’ experience of doing this.

    The Role
    Digital and Social Media Manager – Nigeria (Junior Management)

    The Digital and Social Media Manager will have responsibility for developing and delivering high quality content across social media channels for the relevant Strategic Business Unit – Exams & Programmes. S/he will work collaboratively with colleagues to define and implement digital strategies, plans and campaigns for the Business Units.

    You will be responsible for:

    • Working with relevant teams, to develop, implement and maintain an imaginative and comprehensive social media presence for selected projects using a wide variety of tools, setting ambitious targets and monitoring success.
    • Monitor and identify trends in Nigeria social media, market intelligence and insight to support effective strategies, plans and audience reach.
    • Compile monthly reports detailing broadcast, tracking mentions, trends/engagement levels with analysis of data to inform future online presence and approach.

    The Person
    We are looking for someone with:

    • At least two years’ experience in similar role (covering key elements of this job).
    • Proven success in the application of social media for business use.
    • Good Social Media Network
    •  A “can do” attitude and preparedness to roll-up their sleeves and make things happen.
    • Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role, its responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

    Download thsee files online for relevant document to support your application.

    Role Profile - Digital and Social Media Manager – Nigeria.pdf

    BC Core Skills.doc

    BC Behavious.pdf

    Method of Application

    As part of the recruitment exercise, shortlisted candidates will undergo recruitment tests in Lagos or Abuja.
    Interviews will be held in Lagos & Abuja only.

    Closing date for applications is 14th October, 2016 (23:59 UK time)

    Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. There’s some important information you don’t want to miss.

    The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity of our society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.

    Interested and qualified? Go to British Council career website on to apply

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