Teaching Centre Operations Assistant : British Council

Last Updated on August 8, 2022

Teaching Centre Operations Assistant at British Council Dhaka

British Council Bangladesh has published a job circular for the position of Teaching Centre Operations Assistant.

Teaching Centre Operations Assistant

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.
 
We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.
 
These connections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained. We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

Pay Band: 2
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contract type: Permanent (locally appointed)
Closing date: Monday, 22 August 2022
 
Role Purpose:

The Teaching Centre Operations Executive is responsible for a range of operational activities relating to back-office systems, resources, inventory, event management, facilities, and health & safety compliance. The post holder is also responsible for these activities at the Teaching Centre’s branches in Uttara and Gulshan.

Main Accountabilities:

Back-office systems and facilities

  • Working with the TC operation team to ensure the smooth running of Teaching regular operation across 3 centres
  • Maintaining office documents, storage & proper tagging of all the official documents
  • Establishing, acting upon and maintaining the facilities incident record for Teaching Centre premises, liaising with Business Support Team and respective vendors to carry out remedial works
  • Regular checking of the kept items in the classrooms to proactively discover any service difficulties, updating the incident log, reporting to Business Support Services team to ensure proper maintenance
  • Reporting non-compliance to the Academic Manager and the TC Ops Manager

Resources and general operations

  • Being present on the ground or being available over the phone to provide the required support to manage day to day operational challenges
  • Supporting the TC Operation team by managing auctions of Teaching Centre equipment as and when required
  • Ensuring the distribution of registration packs and student ID cards in the classroom with proper inventory
  • Taking care of Purchase process from placing order to doing GR is SAP system
  • Assisting the Ops Manager in making sure we have enough registration pack supplies
  • Helping to procure supplies as required from time to time by the Registrar
  • Ensuring all the scheduled classes are held on time and that Teaching facilities meet customer expectations
  • Working with Business Support Services team to ensure key management for the classrooms in Fuller Road
  • Working with the Ops Manager to print and distribute certificates
  • Ensuring that all undelivered student certificates kept in the TC vault
  • Ensuring that all the returned student ID cards are stored
  • When required, making follow-up calls on reported student absences,
  • Assisting the Ops Manager with room bookings for classes, events and workshops
  • Ensuring that the ICT equipment and course-related materials is being signed out and signed in by teachers as per the IT policy in place

Inventory

  • Establishing and maintaining a comprehensive inventory record of supplies and equipment for all Teaching Centre premises
  • Maintaining the record for returned student ID cards and undelivered certificates
  • Supporting the TC Operation team to control the movement of Teaching Centre inventory items
  • Manage Teaching Centre storerooms and storage areas, which includes the storage and safe keeping of all Teaching Centre properties and the tidying up and re-stocking of all storage areas
  • Receiving supplies from vendors and storing in the designated places with proper inventory control

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  • Follow up with the students / parents in terms of Low Call Fill situation for transferring students / cancel the classes & informing students
  • SMS portal administrative task
  • Give feedback to Customer / Call Centre query as a team member of TC Ops team

Other important features or requirements of the job

  • The post holder will understand and make decisions which are affected by Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) legislation and policy. Additionally, s/he will exploit opportunities brought by diversity and build them into all planning.
  • The post holder will understand the importance of child protection and ensure polices and processes are in place to offer maximum protection of young people at all relevant events and venues and ensure compliance with BC Child Protection policies.
  • The post holder might not be able to take day off on Friday and Saturday and has to be available over the phone to support the operation.
  • Occasionally some manual lifting and handling is expected, which may include moving operational materials.
  • At peak times and to meet corporate deadlines the role occasionally requires extra hours or weekend working, recoverable as TOIL (Time off in lieu).

Qualifications

Minimum / Essential
Graduate in any discipline.

Role specific knowledge and experience

Essential
Experience of working in an entry-level operational role / sales support role

Role Specific Skills

  • Intermediate level user of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft word, Microsoft Power Point

Benefits:

  • Attractive salary and benefits will be offered to the deserving candidate
  • An inclusive and engaging work environment encouraging cross-team collaboration and building connections with colleagues from different disciplines around the world
  • Flexible working opportunities to support employee aspirations, personal activities and pursuits
  • A learning environment with plenty of opportunities to develop skills and knowledge
  • Experience of working in an international organisation which fosters work-life balance and commitment to smart working

Additional Information:

  • Applicants should be Bangladeshi passport holder or legally entitled to work in Bangladesh
  • All necessary background checks as per the British Council Pre-Appointment Screening policy along with medical check-up will need to be completed successfully prior to signing the final employment contract

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and called for interview. We will only shortlist applications submitted on a British Council application form submitted electronically through our careers portal. Any hard copies of the application and incomplete application in the portal will not be accepted.

To apply, please click on the following link that will take you to the careers portal of British Council – Apply here

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Equality Statement

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

Job Source: Bdjobs Circular

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