Assistant Consultant - Connecting Classrooms, Schools & Skills, Education (KK20154541)
Region
UK
Country / Territory
Scotland
Location
Edinburgh
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Payband 6, starting salary of £19,857 per annum. Contract length: Permanent/Indefinite Location: Edinburgh, UK. Closing date: 17th November 2019 Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK at the time of applying.
 
Details

The Opportunity:

The role of Assistant Consultant focuses on supporting the delivery of the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme from Inception through all subsequent phases of the project lifecycle.   

Over the next two years, the post-holder will
be required to pick up existing M&E and Policy Engagement work and deliver on key new tasks such as the global evaluation of impacts study and large-scale international Policy Engagement events. Joining the team at this point provides an excellent opportunity to review and improve existing processes as we move towards the mid-point of the current cycle.

 

The programme is delivered in partnership and co-funded by DFID and the value is £38m over three years 2018-21.

 

 

The post-holder will work with overseas British Council teams and suppliers in the UK.   This role is principally made up of project delivery; however, the project is broad and large in scale, offering some additional opportunities for positioning and product development, stakeholder management and communications, and supplier management, for example. 

The role requires but is not limited to: 

  • Project Delivery
  • Assisting in the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation strand and strategy of the Connecting Classroom through Global Learning programme and coordinating with the other strands of the programme
  • Implementing the Monitoring and Evaluation strategy, producing quarterly work plans and communicating deadlines to stakeholders.
  • Working with the Consultant to manage the project work plan for the Monitoring and Evaluation strand of programme to ensure that deliverables are met. This includes delivering high quality quarterly and annual reports, compliance with the project management standards, contractual obligations and alignment to corporate policies.
  • Data management
  • Event management

                                                                                                   
What we require of the successful candidate:

  • Knowledge of the UK Schools system
  • Knowledge of schools systems outside of the UK
  • Experience of managing relationships effectively with a variety of stakeholders 
  • Experience in supporting the delivery of projects
  • Good I.T. skills (with a focus on Microsoft Excel)
  • Excellent intercultural skills and experience in working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Interest in the education sector 


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

Role Profile

British Council Core Skills

British Council Behaviours



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 17th November 2019 (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.         

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, and finance as a function is absolutely committed to this.      

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.