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Assistant Consultant - eTwinning (FEB 2020)
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, Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2020. Based in Cardiff, Wales. Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK at the time of applying. Closing date: 20th February 2020 at 23:59 UK time.

Assistant Consultant - eTwinning (FEB 2020)

The Opportunity:

This role reports to an eTwinning Project Manager (Consultant) and specifically supports the financial management of the eTwinning programme and contract as well as maintaining relationships with eTwinning ambassadors, other eTwinning National Support Services, Partner Support Agencies and Central Support Service.

This role supports the management and development of eTwinning in the UK by carrying out key financial administrative tasks that contribute to compliance with the financial and contractual rules set out by the client EACEA. The role also provides customer service to teachers, schools, suppliers and other organisations, predominantly in the UK but also in other countries, who we are making financial payments to or receiving money from.

The main areas of focus, but are not limited to:

Project Management and Delivery  -
Deliver high quality service and support to eTwinning internal / external customers, suppliers and partners, in line with client priorities and ensuring all work is produced compliantly on time and on budget including other members of the eTwinning team.

Business Development -  Supports logistical management of positioning events

- Support the preparation of proposals and business cases through analysis of sector specific areas, partner and consultant research, collecting and collating partner due diligence and compliance documentation, supporting internal and external compliance.

Commercial Business Management -  Support the Consultant in monitoring the Income & Expenditure accounts for their individual projects. 

Stakeholder Management - Supports broader team in managing the logistics of client/partner meetings and project boards.

What we require from the successful candidate, but is not limited to:
  • Able to design and manage own work effectively, delivering to deadlines and managing conflicting priorities.  
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience of working in and / or an in-depth understanding of the following: SAP / financial systems for processing payments ; Generating financial reports and EC contracts.
  • Delivered products and services in line with agreed standards.
  • Computer/ICT skills, organisational skills, communication skills.
  • Managed relationships effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including senior managers.

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 20th February at 23:59 UK time.      

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 9th March 2020   

In addition to a starting salary of £20,254 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.   Interest free season ticket loan Employee Assistance Programme Cycle salary sacrifice.   We also offer flexible working hours to support your work life balance.    

The Cardiff office  is centrally located in Cardiff city Centre, close to all transport links.  The office promotes a friendly culture where staff can also join the civil service sports social council which offers great discounts on many local attractions and restaurants.   

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.