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Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:20 October 2017 at midnight 

Are you interested in helping Scotland connect with and contribute to the wider world?

Member, Scotland Advisory Committee

Pay band: Unremunerated but reasonable travel and expenses reimbursed

Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK

About us

The British Council is the UK’s organisation for international cultural relations and educational opportunities. It was founded to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution in the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s security, prosperity and influence.

British Council Scotland, together with our UK country teams in Wales and Northern Ireland, supports our work in and for the UK. British Council Scotland is an integral part of the British Council global network. We work with our offices around the world to build an international profile, opportunities and partnerships for Scotland, and to achieve greater global engagement with Scottish cultural and educational organisations.

In Scotland, we focus primarily on education, society and the arts. Working closely with Scottish partners and across the British Council network we aim to:

  • Ensure stakeholders and potential beneficiaries in Scotland are aware of and supported to fully engage with the British Council’s education and arts opportunities.

  • Support the Scottish education and arts sectors’ international ambitions.

  • Contribute positively and visibly to the national debate on internationalising education and the arts in Scotland.

  • Ensure that the British Council’s global work is informed by a distinctive Scottish voice.

The British Council draws on strategic advice from three Country Advisory Committees - for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - which report to the Board of Trustees.

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 try and 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 opportunity

The Scotland Advisory Committee advises the Country Director Scotland and acts as an advocate for our work in Scotland. As a member of the Scotland Advisory Committee, you will contribute to the development of the British Council’s strategic objectives and corporate priorities on behalf of Scotland and reflect the needs of one or more of the British Council’s target communities in Scotland.

Application Information

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Jackie Killeen, Director British Council Scotland, email kate.burwell@britishcouncil.org

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