Assistant to Exams UK Leadership Team
Region
UK
Country / Territory
England
Location
London
Department
English & Exams
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Location: London. Contract Type: Permanent/Indefinite FTC. Closing date : 23.59 UK time on the 16th December 2018. Pay Band: 6 Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.
 
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Please note that in December 2020, the British Council will relocate its new global headquarters: International Quarter, Stratford, and London E20.

The Organisation

 

The British Council is 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. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

 

English and Examinations

 

The English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E) is one of three strategic business units in the British Council (the others being Arts and Education & Society) all of which have the remit to build trust for the people of the UK by building relationships through aspects of our language and culture.  E&E achieves this by enabling people across the world to access the life-changing education and work opportunities that are created by learning English or gaining valuable UK qualifications.  Promoting the English language also provides a medium for communication, helping break down barriers of misunderstanding or mistrust between cultures.

The British Council’s 2020 vision for English & Examinations is to be the world authority in high quality English language teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the International distributor of choice for UK professional and school qualifications. 

 

 

The Opportunity

We have an exciting role which requires an individual with exemplary administrative, organisational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task as well as manage conflicting demands to join the English and Exams team in London.

 

 

Responsibilities will include:

 

  • Providing administrative support to the UK Exams Leadership team
  • Working with venue providers for external meetings
  • Plan and organise extensive complex travel arrangements including Visas
  • Diary management
  • Edit documents including presentations
  • Support and cover for Executive Assistant to senior directors
  • Update contact and distribution lists
  • Print and create meeting, travel and recruitment  packs
  • Arrange couriers
  • Ad hoc duties

 

 The successful candidate must have:

  •  Demonstrable experience of supporting senior managers
  • Demonstrable experience of project management and working on events
  • Enjoy working within a demanding but rewarding role/environment   

 

 

For more information, please see the documents below: 

 

Role Profile
British Council skills 

British Council Behaviours

 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for a hands-on, exciting and varied role .  If you are interested and feel you are suitable for the position, please apply by 16th December 2018 at 23:59 UK time. 

 

 

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.   

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK 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. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks