Mobility Projects Coordinator
Country / Territory
Human Resources
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay: Band 6 / from £19,857 + Benefits Location: Manchester Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract – 12 months Closing date: Sunday 1st September 2019 at 23:59 UK time Requirements: Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

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.


The opportunity:


Mobility Services supports wider HR and our business functions to manage the mobility of our global network of teachers, consultants, specialists and managers, working with local and Centre of Excellence HR to help our business make the right decisions about managing our people in global roles, and how best to maintain compliance and support our assignees, while they are working across our global organisation.


The successful applicant will support the effective delivery of Global Mobility projects and transformation activity.  In addition, this role will act as a support to the Global Mobility Compliance Manager.  The purpose of these projects is to improve the efficiency and compliance of mobility processes and procedures and better support British Council assignees, and local offices in the delivery of mobility services.  These mobility projects will deliver new global mobility suppliers, more transparent and robust data collation for more compliant tax reporting and more central control of mobility costs and services.


Main accountabilities include:

  • Accountable for maintaining project plans and documentation and highlighting conflicts in resources and deliverables 
  • Research and data analysis
  • Drafting communications to stakeholders
  • Support management and team with compliance and review projects as well as process optimisation projects
  • Connect with and coordinate new vendors to support the implementation process
  • Support the implementation of new in-house assignment management technology
  • Administration support for the Mobility Services Process team 

What we require of the successful candidate:


Demonstrable knowledge & experience of:

  • Supporting the delivery of complex projects within short timelines
  • Supporting project managers with a range of tasks across the project management life cycle
  • Proactively supporting a team with administrative, data and project requirements
  • Delivering high quality work as part of a team, in a collaborative, customer-focused and professional environment


Demonstrable skills of:

  • Updating and using project plans and an understanding of how projects are run and managed
  • Microsoft Applications, particularly excellent Excel skills (e.g. VLookup, Pivot tables, macros etc)
  • Excellent organisation skills including time management, forward planning, good administration skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Working accurately with large volumes of data (including numerical data)
  • Good analytical skills
  • Strong communications skills – has good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to liaise with colleagues of varying levels

For further information regarding this role please see the following documents:


Role Profile.doc

BC Core Skills.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf


Benefits include:

Outstanding Civil Service Pension Scheme

32 Days Holiday

Annual Travel Season Ticket Loan

Annual Performance related bonus


Closing date:


If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before Sunday 1st September 2019 (23:59 UK Time).


Interviews will be taking place week commencing 9th September 2019.


Equality Statement:


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.