Assistant Consultant: Administration and Operations Coordinator
Country / Territory
Based in UK: Location negotiable
Based in UK: Location negotiable
Education & Society
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Salary: Payband 6. Contract: Indefinite (Permanent). Location: Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh or Belfast. Closing date: 18th September 2019 at 23:59 UK time. Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK at the time of applying.


To provide business and resources support to the Education Group as part of a small central Operations team. This includes executive assistant support to the Education Management team

The role includes but is not limited to:

Business Management and Delivery - Supporting management team members with diary and travel arrangements (including preparing documents/travel packs, visas etc), large meetings and external events

People Management - Managing individual management team member’s participation in key internal and external meetings and events – e.g. providing input into agendas and structure, and liaising with stakeholders for content briefings to ensure attendees are well-prepared

 ·  Leading on planning and support for internal events, staff away days, workshops and other ad hoc meetings both in varying locations. Taking minutes and actions for important meetings as needed.

Business Development - Supports logistical management of positioning events

Commercial Business management
- Supports Consultants in drafting business performance reports (including income, cost management, results and impact, risks etc).

Stakeholder Management - Supports broader team in managing the logistics of client/partner meetings and project boards.

What we require of the successful candidate but is not limited to:  
  • Experience of delivering or coordinating projects and events
  • Direct experience of diary management and travel coordination, or transferable experience

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


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 18th September 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

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.