Higher Education, Research and Strategy Co-ordinator EU
The British Council was founded to create ‘a friendly knowledge and understanding’ between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s international standing, prosperity and security.
The programmes we use to do this are wide-ranging and cover the arts, education, English, science and society.
We have an excellent opportunity for a Higher Education, Research and Strategy Co-ordinator to prepare a high quality Higher Education & Research Strategy to assure optimum impact for both UK and other European Countries (50% of the role) and grow the Higher Education portfolio of programmes on a financially sustainable basis
This consists of a 50% HE & Research role and 50% of general Education & Society support.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following essential knowledge & experience:
- Strong network of educational and cultural professionals and influencers in the UK
- Experience of working with UK universities, UK HE & research sector
- Substantial experience of project management at leadership level within the higher education and/or science fields Experience of leading programmes / contracts for major UK donors and sponsors
Some of the main opportunities/challenges include: (Please see Role Profile for full details of the duties)
- Ensuring the British Council remains up to date during and after Brexit negotiations on HE policy and understanding the implications for the UK and EU HE sector
- Linking the HE work with science research and innovation through greater research collaboration for UK universities
- Developing new services in our SIEM work and achieving increased quality in those we already deliver
- Providing input & knowledge and writing actual bids in the area of HE & Research and Science collaboration
- Mapping of in-country activities to coordinate and harmonise them with regional as well as HQ business growth strategy
- Monitoring on and evaluating of progress against strategic plans and targets
The closing date is Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 23:59 UK time and we are looking to schedule the interviews for 4th October.
Please note that in December 2020, the British Council will relocate its new global headquarters to: International Quarter, Stratford, London E20