Internationalism Coordinator (Part-time or Full-time considered)
Country / Territory
Based in UK: Location negotiable
Based in UK: Location negotiable
UK Region
Job Category
Corporate Affairs
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay band: Band 7 - £26,406-£33,112 + Benefits Location: London Contract type: FTC – 2 years Hours: Our ideal candidate will be part-time 2.5 days per week although we will also consider full time candidates who match the essential criteria Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK Closing date and time: Tuesday 24th September 2019, 23:59 UK time.

Please note – For London Location, our headquarters will relocate to Westfield, Stratford – E20 in Autumn 2020


The Opportunity:


The successful individual will support the development and implementation of the British Council’s ambition to enable all young people in the UK to access intercultural and international experience.  You will be instrumental in developing new policies and funding for programmes in the future and will provide essential support to stakeholder and partner relationship management.  The Internationalism ambition is a transformative and critical ambition for the British Council’s role and value to the UK in the coming years.


You will co-ordinate and manage activities across sectors, teams and countries.  You will need to identify opportunities for the development of new opportunities to realise our ambition. You will support initiatives and strategies to ensure that our ambition is digital by design, developing digital tools for the delivery, communication and evaluation of our work in this area.  You will be working closely with a wide range of senior and operational colleagues across all Strategic Business Units and communication colleagues and the 5 offices in the UK (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester & London).  It is a new and exciting agenda and one which will result in significant new partnerships, opportunities and impact for organisation and for the UK.


Main opportunities/challenges for this role


The Internationalism strategy is a transformational ambition for the British Council, involving all sectors and teams in the organisation. It also represents a new approach to our work with stakeholders and UK organisations. This role presents an opportunity to develop exciting cross-sector collaboration and to contribute creative and innovative thought to the future of the organisation.

This of course brings its challenges. You will be able to demonstrate the resilience, tenacity and diplomacy skills to navigate complex internal and external relationships and inter-connected programmes and schemes of work. You will also need to rapidly understand and respond to local context in each of the four countries of the UK, adapting our approach and offer accordingly.


What we require of the successful candidate:

  • Knowledge and or experience of changing political landscape of the UK
  • Proven track record of office administration in busy and complex environments, prioritising multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Experience of working effectively with individuals at all levels (particularly senior managers both internally and externally)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of youth sector, and the ability to make critical judgements across different genres
  • Experience developing and delivering effective communications and dissemination strategies.

Please note that we can consider compressed working hours for this role. 

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


Role Profile.pdf





32 days paid annual leave (excluding bank holidays)

Generous Defined Benefit Civil Service Pension Scheme

Interest Free Travel Season Ticket Loan


Further details:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by Tuesday 24th September (23:59)


Please note that interviews are planned for Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October 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 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.


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 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.