Higher Education, Research and Strategy Co-ordinator EU

London (GB)
13 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Organisation

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

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