Job vacancies: China-related jobs

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Vacancies at GBCC (applicants should have already obtained a valid UK work permit except the volunteering position)

Coordinator, Great Britain China Centre & All Party Parliamentary China Group

The Great Britain China Centre (GBCC) and the All Party Parliamentary China Group (APPCG) are jointly seeking a Coordinator. This is a full time position with 50% of the time spent at GBCC and 50% at the APPCG. The key responsibilities of this role include organising events and visits overseas, handling sponsorship drives, office administration, public relations, marketing and website management.

GBCC is a non-departmental public body answerable to Parliament and operating under the supervision of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It promotes understanding and dialogue between Britain and China, initiating and managing projects on a range of issues associated with rule of law, good governance and economic reform, working with a range of official and non-governmental organisations in China, the UK and Europe.

The All Party Parliamentary China Group was established in 1997 by MPs and Peers to widen the parliamentary contribution to the general UK-China bilateral relationship. It exists as a platform for discussions on all issues of importance to the bilateral relationship and welcome ideas to enhance this.  The APPCG is one of the most active all party groups in Parliament and delivers an ambitious programme of events.  

At GBCC, the Coordinator will support bilateral UK-China dialogue events, new business development, collaboration with charitable foundations and academia and liaison with British and Chinese government partners and agencies. It will also include office administration duties, and supporting the work of the GB-China Educational Trust and other partners.

At the APPCG, the Coordinator will manage all aspects of the group’s work including putting together a busy meeting and events programme, organising visits overseas for selected Parliamentarians (usually three times a year), managing relationships with sponsors, handling the accounts and engaging closely with Anglo-Chinese organisations, China’s National People’s Congress, the Chinese Embassy in London and the wider Chinese community in the UK.

The role will report directly to the Executive Director of the GBCC and the Chairman of the APPCG.  He or she will either be bilingual or near bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese and have relevant experience, excellent representational and communications skills, proven teamworking ability, integrity and high ethical standards. The GBCC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications irrespective of gender, ethnicity or disability.  All applications will be treated on merit.   The successful candidate will join the appropriate Civil Service Pension Scheme.    

Please send a copy of your CV together with a letter stating how your experience and abilities qualify you for the post, to The Executive Director, Great Britain - China Centre, 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS,  marking the envelope “Job application” or by email via:  contact@gbcc.org.uk

Salary range £24,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience.

Closing date: 31 May 2014

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Assistant Coordinator, Great Britain China Centre

The Great Britain China Centre is seeking a part-time Assistant Coordinator to support the Executive Director, the Finance Manager and the Coordinator in handling the administration of the Centre and providing operational support for the work of the Great Britain-China Educational Trust

This job is a 50% part-time post on an 11-month contract.   GBCC, a public body under the supervision of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, promotes understanding and dialogue between Britain and China, organising projects on the rule of law and good governance working closely with a range of Chinese governmental and non-governmental partners, universities and charitable foundations.

The role will assist with bilateral UK-China dialogue events and involve liaison with British and Chinese government partners and agencies and NGOs.  He or she will provide software and ICT system support to the office and act as PA to the Executive Director and the GBCC Board.  The successful candidate with either be bilingual or have a strong working knowledge of both Mandarin Chinese and English, excellent representational and communications skills and teamworking ability. He or she will have proven integrity and be expected to work to high quality standards.  Some knowledge of IT and office software will be required.

The Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications irrespective of nationality, gender, ethnicity or disability.  All applications will be treated on merit.   The applicant must already have permission to work in the United Kingdom.

Please send a copy of your CV together with a letter stating how your experience and abilities qualify you for the post, to The Executive Director, Great Britain - China Centre, 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS,  marking the envelope “Job application” or by email via:  contact@gbcc.org.uk using the email title “Assistant Coordinator”.

Salary: Based on 50% of an annual salary of £18,000, i.e. £8250 for an 11-month contract.

Closing date: 31 May 2014

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Summer Volunteering at GBCC

Role: GBCC is now seeking a small number of volunteers to work with us over the Summer period on projects to promote UK-China relations in various fields.  While these are not formal internships, two or three volunteer positions are available for suitable candidates interested in supporting GBCC in our work.  These roles offer the opportunity to gain experience of working at the Centre on various project and administration tasks, working closely with colleagues in China and the UK on legal reform projects, political dialogue and leadership training initiatives.

Typical daily tasks for volunteers include assisting with the design of new projects and writing applications for new projects; assisting with the delivery of current projects; organising training programmes; research for new projects; translating documents from Chinese into English, and English into Chinese; and assisting with various day to day administrative and logistical tasks and with updating the GBCC website.

Salary: No salary is payable as these positions are entirely voluntary, but reasonable daily travel and lunch expenses can be covered.

Location: Belgrave Square, London.                    

Requirements: Fluency in both Chinese and English with excellent research and writing skills; excellent communication skills and the ability to understand and explain complex issues to both UK and Chinese partners; efficient time management skills with ability to work to tight deadlines; ability to work in a team; competence in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; a knowledge of Chinese law and politics would be a definite advantage. Volunteers with a strong interest in legal and judicial reform, good governance and the development of civil society are preferred.

Start date: ASAP

Duration: Preference will be given to applicants able to commit to a minimum period of time of ideally two months or so, with the possibility of extension. Full-time or part-time arrangements can also be considered.  Volunteers would commence with an initial trial period of one week.

How to apply: Send your cover letter and CV to: Orlando.edwards@gbcc.org.uk . A shortlist of candidates will be invited to interviews.

Closing date: 31st May 2014

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External Vacancies

Permanent Notices:

English Language Teachers sought

UK Visa & International Education Centre(英国教育与签证中心)
UVIC Ltd. (UK) has an English Language training school network in China. They are searching for native English teachers who are willing to work in China. The positions are flexible therefore you can live, teach and carry out your own research in China. Accommodation, flights and visa will be taken care. TEFL certified individuals are preferred. One year contract minimum.
Address: Uvic, Centre Point, London WC1A 1DD
tel 020 7734-6888, mobile 07834 039-949

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Internships in China
UK China Work Experience Programme
offers UK graduates an opportunity to live and work in China. Since its launch, over 250 graduates have been recruited by a wide range of employers. Placements last from 12 to 50 weeks.

Requirements for the Programme:
be a UK citizen
be studying/have studied at an English university
GTI Recruiting Solutions manages the UK China Graduate Work Experience Programme on behalf of the UK Government.  To apply, you must complete the online application form here www.ukchinagrad.gtios.com;   http://ukchinagrad.com/china-placements this page lists some of the internship vacancies available; general website: www.ukchinagrad.com