Assistant Consultant - Scholarships x 2
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Payband 6 Location: Manchester Fixed term contract 1 x 6 months 1 x 12 months Closing date: 10th November 2019 at 23.59 (UK time) Candidates must have the right to work in the UK at the time of applying.

The Opportunity
You will be responsible for supporting the Consultant with the delivery of a number of Scholarship programmes, and all relevant processes associated with the management of these, including:


  • Scholar payments
  • Answering queries     
  • Documentation management 
  • Reconciling financial reports
  • Academic monitoring
  • Monitoring welfare cases     


The role includes, but is not limited to:

Maintaining effective communication with stakeholders such as sponsors, end users, project team members, contractors and suppliers to allow the successful delivery of the project activities.  Working within a diverse team and developing strong working relationships with overseas in-country team members.

What we require of the successful candidate: 

  • Experience working and negotiating with a range of project stakeholders 
  • Experience of working on a large scale project or programme 
  • Confident dealing with project finances and good IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Keen eye for detail and excellent organisational skills



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


Role Profile
British Council Core Skills

British Council Behaviours

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 10th November 2019 (23:59 UK Time).

Please note that interviews are planned for 21st November 2019 at the earliest. .

Benefits Package:   In addition to a starting salary of £19,857 per annum and eligibility to join the civil service pension scheme, the British Council offers an attractive holiday entitlement of 32 days per calendar year in addition to statutory holidays plus an additional half day on Christmas Eve. 

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:   

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.