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HR Business Partner

Welcome to the British Council, the UK’s cultural relations organisation. We create international opportunities for the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

We have teams and offices in six continents and over 100 countries bringing exciting international opportunities to life, every day. Each year we work with millions of people, connecting them with the United Kingdom, through our work in English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society. We have over 75 years’ experience of doing this.

We are looking for a dynamic, people-centred individual to join our HR team. If you are interested in working with us to fulfil our vision, then please read through the information below.

HR Business Partner

Sub Saharan Africa
Human Resources
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Role is Pay band 6 (Junior Management/ Post is in Abuja/Indefinite term contract/Vacancy is open to internal and external staff/applicants must have pre-existing right to work in Nigeria.

The Role
HR Business Partner Abuja (Junior Management)
The HR Business Partner Abuja will support the Head of HR in the delivery of HR services in line with corporate standards. The post holder will undertake specific work within HR to support the effective management of the BC operation, focusing on our Abuja and Kano operations. 


You will be responsible for

  • HR Operations in Abuja and Kano Offices
  • Learning & Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Financial Management

The Person
We are looking for someone with:

  • About 3 years’ experience in HRM in a multinational organisation
  • Proven track record in HR Management - able to demonstrate understanding of best practice in HR processes and systems
  • Good communication skills
  • Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role, its responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Method of Application

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application

HR Business Partner Abuja.pdf

BC Core Skills.doc

BC Behavious.pdf

As part of the recruitment exercise, shortlisted candidates will undergo recruitment tests in Lagos or Abuja. Interviews will be held in Abuja only.

Closing date for applications is 30th September, 2016 (23:59 UK time)

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES. There’s some important information you don’t want to miss.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect diversity of our society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council’s Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.

Interested and qualified? Go to British Council career website on to apply