Jobs at British Council for Customer Service/Examinations Assistant

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.


Job Title: Customer Service/Examinations Assistant

The British Council is currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join us in Abuja as Customer Service/Examinations Assistant.

Purpose of job:

To support the achievement of country plan objectives in Nigeria by delivering examinations administration support and customer services. To maintain them at the highest professional standards as set out in the British Council’s EQS (Examination Quality Standards) and by the Examination Board Partners.

Context and environment:

Customers and enquirers engage with the British Council Nigeria for a number of purposes with the majority being for examinations.

The post holder will be part of a team of 6 in Abuja who administer the growing exams business ensuring quality and compliance as well as control of income and expenditure to deliver on target. This role will support the delivery of exams in Abuja in addition to assisting with customer services.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Examinations Administration: Providing administrative support in the delivery of examinations. This involves supporting colleagues in pre and post test/examination administration duties. This includes exams data entry, post despatch, assisting with session planning/implementation and examination invigilation.

Customer Service: Complaints, comments and feedback are dealt with in accordance with corporate policy and the Exams Quality Standards. All service registration procedures (e.g. Exams, Certification and other programme registration) are fully understood and implemented to agreed standards.

Information Knowledge Management: Manage information created and received in compliance with the Council’s information management standards, policies, the UK Data Protection Principles and local legislation.

Other Duties: Assist with market testing of venues and other suppliers. Assist with data collection for marketing purposes. Regularly attend staff meetings to both gain and impart knowledge about our customers, products and services. Assist with any other duty examinations management deem necessary.

How to apply

Please read through the Customer Service/Examinations Assistant role profile. Download and complete the British Council external application form. To help you understand and complete the application form, read through the ‘How to complete the application’ document on the jobs page. Listed within the role profile document, you will find a number of listed ‘behaviours’ and ‘skills and knowledge’. Evidence against those criteria will need to be provided in your role application form. To help you understand those criteria, we have provided a ‘behaviours’ and ‘generic skills’ dictionary at the top of the jobs page.

Completed application forms should be sent jposts@ng.britishcouncil.org  no later than Sunday 5 January, 2014. Please ensure the subject of your mail is, ‘Customer Service/Examinations Assistant”.

Only applications received on the British Council application form will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The British Council is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

Deadline: 5th January, 2013

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