Compliance Officer - Assistant Consultant
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Payband 6, starting salary of £19,857per annum. Contract length: Fixed Term Contract to 31st December 2020 Location: Cardiff, UK. Closing date: 14th November 2019 Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK at the time of applying.

The Opportunity:

This is an exciting role that will support the delivery of the British Council’s global mixed economy business strategy for Education and Society (E&S).

The main areas of focus for the role are:

Business Management and Delivery


Undertaking administrative tasks (specific to the Compliance Team) including pre-audit preparation work (background research in relevant areas to the project), arrangements for audits / visits, client reporting and proof-reading reports.


Business Development

Support the preparation and logistical management of Primary Checks (audits).


Commercial Business management

Supports Consultants in drafting business performance reports (including results, impact and risk management etc).

Support the Consultant in monitoring financial audits on funded projects.

Managing Service Delivery


  • Undertake a wide range of primary checks on Erasmus+ programme beneficiaries, including undertaking site visits (which may include overnight stays), monitoring and reporting, identifying trends, root cause analysis and financial analysis.


What we require of the successful candidate but is not limited to:

Proven track record of working in a fast-paced environment and ability to meet strict external deadlines.

Good time management skills, ability to prioritise workload and attention to detail.

Excellent proof reading and administrative skills.

Ability to work within a diverse team.

Advanced Microsoft Word skills, good working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint

Compliance qualification or Post holder to achieve an agreed compliance qualification within 12 months of starting post.

Experience of managing internal and external stakeholder relationships.

If you would like to understand more about these posts then please see the attached documents: 

Role Profile
British Council Core Skills 
British Council Behaviours

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 14th November at 23:59 UK time. 

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 25th November 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.

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.