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Grants Manager (Consultant) FEB 2020
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Payband 7: £26,934 - £30,354 Location: Cardiff, Wales. Fixed Term Contact until 31 December 2020. Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK at the time of applying. Closing date: 18th February 2020 at 23:59 UK time.

Grants Manager

The Opportunity:    

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Erasmus+ Team in the Cardiff office as a Grants Manager. You will report to the Grants Management Consultant for Higher Education (Senior Consultant) and will be responsible for managing a number of Grants Officers. The role will involve allocating, monitoring and reviewing the work of the Grants Officers to ensure that European Commission, Corporate and ISO Standards are maintained and to ensure continuous improvement. 

You will work closely and co-operatively with managers across Education & Society to ensure effective teams are brought together to deliver the most efficient and high quality experience for clients and customers. 

The main areas of focus for the role are, but is not limited to: 

  • Keep up to date with priorities and targets across the business and the wider organisation, supporting colleagues to understand and engage with priorities.
  • Contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of operational plans for own area. 
  • Provide effective team and line management that facilitates a high standard of delivery of Erasmus+ products and services.
  • Management of the project cycle, from application to final report, including Evaluation Committee, eligibility, quality and financial assessments. Communication of outcome to  beneficiaries.
  • Work with the Grant Management Consultant to agree, monitor and report on KPI’s that help E&S to track value for money and performance against all aspects of Erasmus+.

What we require from the successful candidate:

  • Coaching approach to management, with an emphasis on staff development
  • Experience of embedding process/systems improvement to  increase efficiency levels or deliver increased value for money.
  • Experience of managing and motivating individuals /  teams in a busy, target driven environment to deliver high quality products and service.
  • Effective analytical skills: able to collate and interpret multiple data sets, validate, analyse and use data to make recommendations and inform decision-making.
  • Sound IT knowledge and ability to use IT systems. Delivered products and services in line with agreed standards.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and influencing skills (including with senior managers)  

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


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 18th February at 23:59 UK time.   

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 9th March 2020   

In addition to a salary of and eligibility to join the civil service pension scheme, the British Council offers an attractive holiday entitlement of 32 days per calendar year in addition to statutory holidays plus an additional half day on Christmas Eve.   Interest free season ticket loan Employee Assistance Programme Cycle salary sacrifice.   We also offer flexible working hours to support your work life balance.        

The Cardiff office is the main hub for Erasmus + and is centrally located in Cardiff city Centre, close to all transport links.  The office promotes a friendly culture where staff can also join the civil service sports social council which offers great discounts on many local attractions and restaurants.   

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.       

Erasmus+ is a large EU education programme providing funding opportunities for international exchange and linking for all sectors of education, training and youth across Europe and beyond.  The programme is worth €940m to the UK over 7 years (2014-2020).     

Our Equality Commitment:  

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 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 has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.   

The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. In line with the British Council’s safeguarding policies, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.