Internationalism Coordinator (Part-time or Full-time considered)

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
to £30,000 + benefits (pro-rata for part-time hours)
Posted
04 Sep 2019
Closes
24 Sep 2019
Ref
A/05139/01

 

The Opportunity:

 The successful individual will support the development and implementation of the British Council’s ambition to enable all young people in the UK to access intercultural and international experience.  You will be instrumental in developing new policies and funding for programmes in the future and will provide essential support to stakeholder and partner relationship management.  The Internationalism ambition is a transformative and critical ambition for the British Council’s role and value to the UK in the coming years.

You will co-ordinate and manage activities across sectors, teams and countries.  You will need to identify opportunities for the development of new opportunities to realise our ambition. You will support initiatives and strategies to ensure that our ambition is digital by design, developing digital tools for the delivery, communication and evaluation of our work in this area.  You will be working closely with a wide range of senior and operational colleagues across all Strategic Business Units and communication colleagues and the 5 offices in the UK (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester & London).  It is a new and exciting agenda and one which will result in significant new partnerships, opportunities and impact for organisation and for the UK.

Main opportunities/challenges for this role

The Internationalism strategy is a transformational ambition for the British Council, involving all sectors and teams in the organisation. It also represents a new approach to our work with stakeholders and UK organisations. This role presents an opportunity to develop exciting cross-sector collaboration and to contribute creative and innovative thought to the future of the organisation.

This of course brings its challenges. You will be able to demonstrate the resilience, tenacity and diplomacy skills to navigate complex internal and external relationships and inter-connected programmes and schemes of work. You will also need to rapidly understand and respond to local context in each of the four countries of the UK, adapting our approach and offer accordingly.

What we require of the successful candidate:

  • Knowledge and or experience of changing political landscape of the U
  • Proven track record of office administration in busy and complex environments, prioritising multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Experience of working effectively with individuals at all levels (particularly senior managers both internally and externally)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of youth sector, and the ability to make critical judgements across different genres
  • Experience developing and delivering effective communications and dissemination strategies.

 Please note that we can consider compressed working hours for this role. 

Benefits:

  • 32 days paid annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Generous Defined Benefit Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • Interest Free Travel Season Ticket Loan

Further details:

Please note – For London Location, our headquarters will relocate to Westfield, Stratford – E20 in Autumn 2020

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 24th September (23:59) via the Apply button below

 Please note that interviews are planned for Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October 2019

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