Assistant Consultant
Country / Territory
Based in UK: Location negotiable
Based in UK: Location negotiable
Education & Society
Job Category
Education (non-teaching)
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Pay band: Pay Band 6 (£19, 857 - £24, 271) ) Location: UK flexible (Manchester or London) Contract type: Indefinite Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK Closing date and time: Tuesday 12th of Feb, 2019 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.


Through our work in Education and Society we provide opportunities for people to broaden their horizons and build sustainable futures



Role Purpose:

We currently have 2 positions to recruit for within connecting classrooms, one in the Partnership and one in the Professional Development team. Both roles can be based in either in London or Manchester on a permanent contract. 

You will support the delivery of the new Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Programme in England from inception through all subsequent phases of the project lifestyle.


Over the next 3 years, the post-holder will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of the programme in England. In particular, this role is focused on the provision of in-service training to teachers in English schools. We aim, in this time to engage with over 17,000 teachers under this offer.


The post-holder will work directly with schools, and with our subcontractors who delivery training, to support teachers to access the programme.


This assignment 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.


What we require of the successful candidate:


-          Knowledge of the education systems of the UK

-          Experience of managing relationships effectively with a variety of stakeholders

-          Experience of managing relationships effectively with a variety of stakeholders

-          Experience working  in SAP and raising  PO’s




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

ROLE PROFILE.docx.docx

British Council Behaviours.pdf

BC Core skills.pdf



32 days paid annual leave (excluding bank holidays)

Generous Defined Benefit Civil Service Pension Scheme

Interest Free Travel Season Ticket Loan


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 Tuesday 12th  of Feb 2019 (23:59)


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.