Full-Time Senior Consultant – Enabling Research & Science
What we do:
We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.
We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.
Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.
Senior Consultant, Enabling Research & Science (Going Global).
Pay band: 8
Salary: Starting from £38,820 plus £3,300 London Market Allowance if you are based in the London area only.
What we’ll offer you: In addition to a competitive salary and excellent civil service pension contributions, the British Council offers:
• 32 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays
• 3 days volunteering leave
• Opportunities to grow and develop in the role with continuous professional development
British Council supports working in new ways such as hybrid working, subject to full approval by line management and conditional upon our ability to provide the appropriate level of service. This may not be appropriate for all roles but can be explored at interview.
Department: HE & Science, Education.
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover) for up to a maximum of 10 months.
Closing Date: 4th October 2023 at 23:59 UK Time.
Location: Cardiff, London, Manchester, Edinburgh or Belfast (UK Only).
You must have the legal right to work in the UK at the time of application.
We are unable to provide relocation or sponsorship support.
This is a maternity cover for a maximum of 10 months, therefore, the role could be shorter if the role holder returns to work sooner.
About The Team.
This role works to ensure global delivery of a range of activities (research partnerships, research capacity strengthening and expansion, and support for early and mid-career researchers) in Going Global Partnerships. This is both through supporting/advising countries/regions and leading the range of global activities.
The Going Global Partnerships programme, through its Enabling Research strand, is the main vehicle for delivering the UK Science and Research Impact Area. Enabling Research is a core strand of the Going Global Partnerships programme, supporting shared research activities and research capacity strengthening in mutually beneficial partnerships. The four outcome strands in the programme are:
Enabling research: supporting research, knowledge, and innovation collaboration to address local and global challenges and promote inclusive growth.
Internationalising institutions: creating an enabling environment while supporting institutions and individuals to benefit from internationalisation.
Strengthening systems: improving the quality and efficiency of institutions and systems.
Enhancing student outcomes: improving the qualities of global graduates (e.g. soft skills, employability, community outcomes).
Cross cutting the four strands are inclusion and UK value. Currently the first two strands are the largest
You will Ensure global delivery of the Enabling Research strand of the Going Global Partnerships programme, including complex and innovative activities to support sustainable institutional partnerships in research and research capacity.
Delivery includes both ensuring consistent and quality activities across regional and country teams, and leading on the delivery of centrally/globally led activities.
Embed EDI, especially gender, throughout the Enabling Research strand of the programme.
Lead and manage the global EDI Review and Action Group to ensure that the whole programme embeds and strengthens EDI into the management, delivery and activities of the programme.
The internal governance of the programme consists of the overall Programme Board, and a range of governance bodies that report to it, including:
EDI Review and Action Group.
This role will work closely with the Global Head of the programme, Head Enabling Research and Science and Senior Consultant Operations to ensure the delivery of Enabling Research strand. This involves ensuring consistent and quality activities across regional and country teams, and also the delivery of centrally/globally led activities. It is also important to ensure that the Enabling Research strand works closely with the other three strands in the programme at the global, regional and country levels. The delivery of the EDI Review and Action Group within the Going Global Partnerships programme requires global co-ordination of many internal stakeholders both within and beyond the programme in order to continually strengthen EDI.
Manage the Enabling Research strand within the Going Global Partnerships programme.
Leadership & management
Support the professional development of team members globally through guiding them on the Enabling Research strand within the Going Global Partnerships programme.
Relationship and Stakeholder management.
Actively network and build trusted relationships with internal and/or external clients and partners to promote Going Global Partnerships’ impacts and interests.
Consultancy, analysis and problem solving.
Apply areas of expertise to build capability, embed/share good practice and improve performance globally within the Enabling Research strand of Going Global Partnerships
Commercial and financial management.
Manage the Income & Expenditure accounts for the centrally/globally led activities within the Enabling Research strand and contributes to business planning exercises.
Develop a sustainable global programme of interventions with partners with a view to growing the turnover and increasing sponsorship.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
To consistently create an inclusive and anti-racist organisational culture, being aware of your own biases and taking action to mitigate against these. Ensuring people feel valued and are treated equitably, with support for people’s well-being and mental health particularly through periods of significant change. Have a deep understanding of and take accountability for putting the British Council’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion and anti-racism into practice. To make time for and visibly engage with learning and development related to EDI and anti racism.
To actively contribute to an inclusive and anti-racist organisational culture, being aware of your own biases, and taking action to mitigate against these. Ensuring people feel valued and are treated equitably, with support for people’s well-being and mental health. Understand the British Council’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion and how it applies to your role and make time for learning and development relating to EDI and anti racism.
Requirements of the role:
• Experience of managing projects in the higher education and/or science sectors.
• Experience of managing internal stakeholders and working across multiple teams/regions effectively.
• Knowledge of the UK science and research sector
Closing Date: Applications will close on 4th October 2023 at 23:59 UK Time.
Additional Information: Interviews will be held around the middle of October 2023.
How to ApplyTo find out more about the role and to apply, please use this link: https://careers.britishcouncil.org/job-invite/39245/ Alternatively, please visit the website at www.britishcouncil.org/careers CV's that are emailed directly will not be considered.
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