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Assistant Consultant - Language Teacher Training Scholarships.
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Salary: Payband 6, £20,254 - £22,505 per annum. Location: Manchester. Fixed Term Contract until 31 August 2021. Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK at the time of applying. Closing date 19th February 2020 at 23:59 UK Time.
Assistant Consultant - Language Teacher Training Schlorships (LTTS). 

The Opportunity:      

There is an exciting opportunity to join the Schools and Skills team as an Assistant Consultant.  You will help deliver the Department for Education (DFE) funded scholarship programme for Modern Foreign Language (MFL) trainee teachers in French, German and/or Spanish. 

You will undertake administrative and financial tasks to enable the effective delivery of the programme, ensuring that client and British Council standards are met.

The main areas of focus for the role are:   

·  Making commitments and payments to suppliers

·  Supporting the scholarship community:  managing closed Facebook community, regular communication with scholars, representation at events.

·  Payments to all for membership.

·  Keeping in contact and tracking Scholars.

·  Responding to queries from potential candidates, supporting scholars, developing the FAQs and complaints process etc.

What we require of the successful candidate:    
  • Basic knowledge of the current MFL education landscape in England 
  • Displays good listening, reading and writing skills setting out logical arguments clearly and adapting language and communication to meet the needs of different people/audiences 
  • Is able to plan own work over short timescales for routine or familiar tasks and processes, breaking down issues/problems in a methodical manner as required in response to the needs of project delivery
  • Confidently and appropriately uses systems to undertake routine financial processes such as raising and processing purchase orders, liaising with suppliers as required for project delivery.
  • Is able to use Microsoft Office software confidently to undertake BAU project delivery activity

If you would like to understand more about these posts then please see the attached documents:      


 If you are interested and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you.      

Please apply by 19th February 2020 at 23:59 UK time      

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 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.  

About Education & Society:       

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.   

Our Equality Commitment:

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to 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 has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.   

The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. In line with the British Council’s safeguarding policies, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.