Content Manager – Consultant (South Africa) needed at British Council

Job title : Content Manager – Consultant (South Africa)

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : May 25, 2024

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Main Accountabilities:

Project Support

This role will be regional, or cluster based depending on the requirements of the business. The main role of the content manager will be to create and manage our social media and website updates. They will:

  • Work closely with regional content managers and marketing & communication teams
  • Manage website and social media updates for specific projects.
  • Write, edit and update imagery, captions and tags under the guidance of the regional marketing team and the Hub for social media channels and our SOLAS website pages.
  • Monitor the social media accounts and offer constructive interaction with users.
  • Will participate in SEO activities and updates.

Managing self and others

  • Maintains brand standards/creative quality in region, supported by the Regional Content managers and regional marketing teams.
  • Keeps abreast of new social trends in the markets.
  • Supports the implementation of the equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) framework for social media and website by demonstrating inclusion of diversity in creatives across both print and digital and implementing EDI recommendations.

Relationship and Stakeholder Management

  • Proactively builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal peers and stakeholders to ensure integrated, joined up and future-proofed working.
  • Acts as a Brand Ambassador, helping deliver a strong British Council brand.

Minimum/Essential Qualifications:

  • Relevant degree or demonstrable equivalent level of experience

Role specific knowledge and experience:

  • Proven experience in social media management and tools
  • SOLAS certified.
  • Creative with some knowledge of design/editing tools
  • Content writing and proofreading skills
  • Able to follow instructions clearly to achieve desired results.


  • Stakeholder management and influencing
  • Ability to assess creative projects and assets.

Additional information

Payment Terms

Freelancers and non-permanent workers will be paid either:

  • A fixed fee for the entire project, based on their submitted rate card.
  • An hourly rate for the time dedicated to the project, based on their submitted rate card.
  • The rate card will be agreed upon at the time of contracting and will not be negotiable for the duration of the contract (maximum 2 years).
  • Final payments will be made within one month of project completion, following the submission and approval of all deliverables.

Project Completion

  • Project completion is defined as the successful delivery of all agreed-upon deliverables, which may involve up to three rounds of feedback and revisions.

Location: South Africa, Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in country applied for.

  • Language requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English, French and Arabic (at least 2 languages)
  • Expression of Interest: To apply, interested candidates must submit their resume and complete the rate card of charges for their services. (Rate card template to be used is below – this can be attached to the resume)

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