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Business Development Manager of the Confucius Institute

Salary: £36,382, rising annually to £39,739

Contract: Full Time, Fixed Term

Launched in October 2015, the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University is a partnership with the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press in Beijing. The specialist focus is on publishing and we are looking for a passionate and forward-thinking individual to create income-generating activities for the Institute.

We already run a range of events and activities from short courses in Mandarin and exhibitions about Chinese culture through to research projects and training in the area of publishing. The University is home to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing, one of the leading centres for publishing education in the world, which has strong links in China. There are around 500 Confucius Institutes throughout the world and they are non-profit collaborations established to promote Chinese language and culture.

This is a full time, fixed term post of two years.

You will be responsible for:

Contributing to the growth of the Confucius Institute

Planning and managing a diverse range of events and activities

Undertaking market research to identify potential income-generating initiatives for the Institute

Bringing in new business for the Institute

Developing contacts with relevant media and academic communities

You should have:

An honours degree

Fluent in English

Knowledge of and an interest in Chinese culture

Experience of business development and project management

Excellent teamworking, IT and communication skills

Strongly desirable is experience of working within the publishing industry.

You will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme (14.7% Employer contribution rate), cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (NHS Dentist, Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document 'All about Brookes' below.

CV and Personal Statement:

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

Closing date: 26 May 2022.

Business Development Manager of the Confucius Institute

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Contract, Full-time
Educational, Publisher
Administration, Events, Publishing, Research, Marketing, Communications, Business Development
Business Development Manager of the Confucius Institute
Salary description: 
£36,382, rising annually to £39,739

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An honours degree Fluent in English Knowledge of and an interest in Chinese culture Experience of business development and project management