Content Manager – Consultant (Zimbabwe)

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Content Manager

Job Description:

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.

Role Purpose

To support with regional social media and website scheduling and management needs, working closely with the Regional Content Managers and Regional marketing and communication teams. The Part-Time content manager will be responsible for updating SOLAS pages, creating and scheduling posts on our social channels, working on reports under the guidance of the Marketing Hub and the regional communication team. The content manager will ensure that all posts are aligned with our brand guidelines, properly tagged and scheduled in a timely fashion.



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.

Qualifications and Experience

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: Zimbabwe, 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)

Rate Card

Activity Rates per hour/by project Notes
Social Media posting and scheduling per project
Content creation for social media
Content creation for websites
Writing blogs


Additional Considerations

  • Intellectual Property: The ownership of all intellectual property rights created during the project will be clearly defined in the contract.
  • Confidentiality: Freelancers and non-permanent workers will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to protect sensitive British Council information.
  • Insurance: Freelancers and non-permanent workers may be required to hold their own professional liability insurance.
  • Taxes and Social Security: Freelancers and non-permanent workers are responsible for paying their own taxes and social security contributions. The British Council will not withhold taxes.



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