Consultant Education Officer & EA, Education Policy Unit/Research Team
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay band: Pay Band 7 Location: London Contract type: Indefinite Contract Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK Closing date and time: 21st January, 2019 at 23:59 UK time.
Please note – For London Location, our headquarters will relocate to Westfield, Stratford – E20

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.


The Education Policy Unit and the Research Policy Unit are new teams, created to establish a clear separation between British Council’s Policy work and commercial contract delivery work in order to avoid conflicts of Interests. The teams therefore have separate and transparent structures for policy expertise, research and engagement. The key relationship for the Education Policy Unit is Whitehall.


The opportunity:


The Education Officer and EA (Consultant level) is responsible for supporting the offices of the Director, Education Policy and the Director, Research. The successful person will gain a track record in developing and delivering a range of management and administrative support to the Directors and their teams (Education Policy, External Stakeholder Engagement and Research experts)


The successful person will support external senior stakeholder engagement and policy advice and guidance across the Education Sector.


You will be establishing the new units, setting up systems & building relationships with senior team members, supporting new Directors.  You will be supporting the building of new relationships with senior external stakeholders and supporting teams of policy and research experts.



What we require of the successful candidate:


-          Experience of working with senior managers and external stakeholders

-          Interest of an Education Sector – Higher Education, Schools & Skills, English language or Science

-          Experienced SAP user and MS SharePoint User

-          You will have proficient use of microsoft office package

-          You will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal and  have good planning and prioritisation skills.


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

Role profile

British Council Behaviours.pdf

BC Core Skills.pdf



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 Monday 21st January, 2019 at 23:59 UK Time. 


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.