The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. In Brazil, we are a not-for-profit subsidiary. 

We currently have a vacancy for a Administrative Assistant - Brazil in our São Paulo office. 


Location São Paulo, SP
Salary R$ 3.089,00
Duration Indefinite
Closing date Segunda-feira, 11 de Novembro de 2019

Role overview


As our next Administrative Assistant you will provide administrative clerical support to business support team activities and across all offices, ensuring smooth running of British Council activities and processes comply with corporate policies and local legislations.


You should have experience in administrative or customer services area and be fluent in Portuguese both written and spoken.


As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background, therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours (competencies) that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose. 


Because you will be joining the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America with a population of more than 200 million. As one of the BRICS it is an emerging economy with a growing international profile. The Brazil operation is currently run from two offices (Rio and Sao Paulo).

The administrative assistant post is part of the Business Support Services team and is expected to actively provide administrative support to the Brazil operation, complying with corporate and local statutory requirements. The British Council’s diversity policies and framework of values – integrity, professionalism, creativity, valuing people and mutually – are embedded in all our work and behaviours.

How to apply

Please visit our e-recruitment page to learn more about the post and its requirements and apply online.

Please note that the deadline for application is 11 November 2019 at 23:59 UK time (20:59 Brasilia time).

Only applications submitted through the online system will be accepted. No additional information will be provided to candidates at this stage.

Fluency in Portuguese and English is mandatory. Applications must be presented in English. Candidates will be interviewed in English as well. 


This is a locally-engaged post. Candidates must have the right to work in Brazil by the time they submit their application. The British Council is not able to support or sponsor work visa applications from non-Brazilians. 

Due to internal policy, former members of staff who left the organisation under a redundancy process are not eligible to apply within 2 years from exit date.  

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and the development of positive policies to promote equal opportunity and diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. 

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.