Venture Education Culture and Communications Lead

2019, November 19
Venture Education Culture and Communications Lead 19th November 2019

Venture Education empowers UK education in China. Headquartered in Beijing, Venture is an independent consultancy with a diverse team of innovative educators, researchers, business specialists and project leaders. We have a considerable network of individuals and organisations in both China and the UK. Our goal is to improve global education through sharing best practice, partnering between leading organisations and developing creative new approaches. Our approach is bespoke: we are extremely passionate about every project and geared towards either sustainable quality by-the-book or wild invention for maximum impact. Our clients include different departments of national governments, NGOs & charities and businesses of all sizes. While we work across all aspects of education, from early years to EdTech, we have particular focuses in employability, entrepreneurship & professional development, girls’ and women’s education and student transition (including school to school, school to university, university to employment and country to country).

 

Previous and current projects range very widely: from research reports on education opportunities in Hainan, to delivering employability workshops for a UK university TNE partnership in Shaanxi; from assisting a UK independent school with market entry, to promoting emerging leadership skills in teenage girls in Beijing with a professional mentoring programme. Venture Education frequently features in international media outlets and was a finalist for two awards in the UN-backed 2019 China Social Impact Awards.

 

Culture and Communications Lead

 

We need someone overwhelmingly positive, open to challenges and genuinely passionate about people and community. You will have an essential role in the organisation to drive culture and communicate it deftly both internally and externally. This will include:

 

Organisational culture:

 

Creating and sustaining systems to unify the organisation

Working with teams to ensure they align with company values

Organising social events and activities

Creating and overseeing a company handbook

 

Communications:

 

Developing social media across the organisation

Copyediting internal and external documents

Producing content for Venture education WeChat account and other social media

Collecting data and producing impact reports

Assisting with all external communication with partners

Supporting communications for and with British partners

 

Human Resources:

 

Leading induction and onboarding of new staff

Leading support for staff moving on

Producing English-language HR material

Driving recruitment of all foreign staff and interns

Supporting staff training and performance appraisal

 

Project Support:

 

Supporting all internal and external events

Assisting the research and intelligence team

Driving forward projects with UK partners

 

The ideal candidate will have:

 

  • Proven interest in China; especially in education
  • An enterprising personality with a proven track record of executing work of high quality
  • Strong writing abilities in English; Chinese-language ability is an advantage
  • Attention to detail; capable of producing both quality and quantity
  • Empathy and communications skills; the ability to understand people and teams and tell their story
  • A highly collaborative and open nature, and an appetite for new experiences

 

Your background:

 

  • You attended a British or international school, or have close knowledge of them through, for example, work experience
  • You graduated from a British university
  • You have at least five years’ work experience

 

We offer:

 

  • A positive, energetic and enterprising work environment
  • The opportunity to build your work experience around your own personal and professional development goals
  • Interaction with friendly and professional colleagues from all over the world
  • A huge variety of interesting projects with diverse partners
  • The chance to have a vital role in a growing company

 

Job details:

 

  • 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday
  • Salary upon application
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Z-visa (official working visa) for non-Chinese nationals

 

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and cover letter setting out your motivations and suitability to recruitment@ventureeducation.org.

 

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