Assistant Consultant - Production.
Region
UK
Country / Territory
England
Location
Manchester
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Payband 6, starting salary of £19,857per annum. Contract length: One year fixed term contract. Location: Manchester, UK. Closing date: 22nd August 2019 Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK at the time of applying.
 
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Assistant Consultant - Production.

One year fixed term contract, based in Manchester.

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), through the provision of high-quality business development, proposal development production and coordination services including assigned pipeline or data management and administration.

The main areas of focus for the role are:

Strategy and planning -
Keep informed about any changes to client/donor procurements processes and compliance.

Portfolio, programme and product development - Provide support to Business Development teams to deliver expressions of interest/SQ/PQQ/ tender/business case/proposal management services in pursuit of new and existing business to all internal/external customers, clients and suppliers, to internal and external professional standards.

Market building and brand positioning - Ensure that proposal documents meet standards and exceed client expectations e.g. design, formatting, document compliance and dispatch.

Sector/technical expertise - Support identification, editing and tailoring of the track record documentation for specific proposals.

Relationship, stakeholder and key account management - Support the team in identification and development of diverse professional networks to support E&S in applying best practice in proposal and Business Development and developing new approaches and partnerships which increase the British Council’s impact.

Relationship, stakeholder and key account management - Support the team in identification and development of diverse professional networks to support E&S in applying best practice in proposal and Business Development and developing new approaches and partnerships which increase the British Council’s impact.


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
  • Advanced Microsoft Word skills, good working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Ability to proof read and edit documents

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 22nd August 2019 at 23:59 UK  time.

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 9th September 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.