Consultant, Wales (Education & Society)
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay: Band 7 / £26,406 - £33,112 + Benefits Location: Cardiff Contract Type: Indefinite / Permanent Closing date: Monday 4th March 2019 at 23:59 UK. Requirements: Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

The opportunity:


This opportunity will involve working across two schools programmes, Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning and the International Education Programme in Wales which includes the administration of the Welsh Language Teaching Project in Patagonia.  The role purpose is to lead and manage the planning and delivery of both programmes from Inception through all subsequent phases of the project lifecycle. 

Over the coming years the successful individual will be responsible for implementing selected programme products in Wales. We aim, in this time, to engage over 4,000 teachers through these activities. Specifically, the post-holder will work directly with schools and with subcontractors to support teachers to access the professional development and international collaboration elements of the programme.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Supplier management
  • Event Management
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Budget forecasting and management
  • Line and task management of assistant consultants
  • Support and advice to teachers
  • Liaison with a variety of internal and overseas teams
  • External stakeholder management and engagement
  • Market insight and product evaluation and development

About You:

  • Fluency in Welsh language – speaking and writing
  • Knowledge of/or proven willingness to learn about teaching and learning, education system and policy in Wales
  • Project Management experience, APM qualification is desirable
  • Experience of managing relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders, ideally within education projects
  • Experience of managing budgets and finances for projects 

If you would like to understand more about this post then please see the attached documents:


Connecting Classrooms Assignment.pdf
International Education Assignment.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf

Closing date:


If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before Monday 4th March 2019 (23:59 UK Time).


Interviews will be taking place during the weeks of Monday 11th March and Monday 18th March 2019.


About us:


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 in 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.


Through our work in Education and Society we provide opportunities for people to broaden their horizons and build sustainable futures. Our work in Education aims to raise the quality of education globally and connect people across the globe to share perspectives, best practice and ultimately improve learning outcomes. Our work contributes to global education policy, supports international mobility and collaboration and promotes the UK as a world leader in education and research. Our Society programmes enable individuals, communities and governments to work together to make positive transformation where it matters - from strengthening civil society, to widening access to justice and promoting the rule of law. Our work also includes social enterprise, girls’ and women’s inclusion, youth and sport. The aim is to help build stronger, safer and more inclusive societies.


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