Assistant Consultant - IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience).
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Location: Edinburgh. Salary: Payband 6, starting at £20,254. Fixed Term Contract until 30th September 2020. Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK at the time of applying. Closing date: 21st November 2019 at 23: 59 UK time.

Assistant Consultant - IAESTE

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 Opportunity:

IAESTE serves to support the international student mobility agendas outlined by UK government departments which aim to provide young people with invaluable international work experience and skills development that will help them to shape and grow the global economy. It creates new opportunities for Higher Education Institutions and businesses in the UK to develop an international network for exchange and collaboration and ready access to 80 countries worldwide.Markets

This is an exciting role where you will manage the delivery of assigned projects or workstreams, with activity typically affecting a small part of the organisation, to ensure the successful delivery of agreed project outputs to meet the needs of the customers.

The role will include but is not limited to:   

Project management - Support the delivery of assigned projects ensuring delivery to the agreed objectives, budget, quality and schedule, in accordance with the mandates and project definitions agreed with the relevant sponsors/clients.

Performance & resourcing - Clarify details and communicate the actions necessary to implement the project plan, liaising with others as necessary to meet specific objectives.

Customers & stakeholders - Maintain effective communication with identified stakeholders such as sponsors, end users, project team members, contractors and suppliers to allow the successful delivery of the project activities. deliver promotional presentations to students.

Risk & compliance - Adhere to BC Project Management methodologies and defined qualitative standards while delivering the project, to ensure quality and effective risk management are maintained at all times.

Analysis & reporting - Provide regular updates on project progress against a range of criteria, as required by the project sponsor/client and in accordance with agreed BC reporting protocols.

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

Skilled user of EXCEL
Analytical – Can provide evidence of analysing data
Experience of working in an administration role
Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing

If you would like to understand more about the post, then please see the documents attached:   


Please apply by 21st November 2019 at 23:59 UK time.   

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 2nd or 9th December 2019.   

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.