Working for the British Council offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in international cultural relations.

You will be part of a modern, rapidly changing organisation with worldwide influence and impact. Our jobs offer you a scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment. 


Manager, Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland

Creative Europe Desk UK is led jointly by the British Council and the British Film Institute with partners across the UK and its main role is to help promote awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, to provide advice and to encourage cultural organisations to apply.

The Manager will be the lead of Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland, working closely with the Arts Manager, Northern Ireland as well as with the Marketing and Communications Manager of Creative Europe Desk UK, on Creative Europe’s MEDIA and Culture sub-programmes.   

The Manager will be responsible for information, advice and guidance for applicants as well as information events in Northern Ireland and will contribute to the delivery of the Creative Europe Desk UK work programme and activities in Northern Ireland. 

Closing date and time: Sunday, June 23rd 2019, 23.59. Find out more and apply

Consultant, Science (x 2 posts)

The Consultant will be responsible for managing a strand of a larger programme/ project and/or a number of small projects and/or part of a critical enabling area of work. S/he could have essential level skills, knowledge and technical expertise in a sector field, M&E, contract management, capability building and/or business analysis. 

The Consultant will support internal capability growth and will support business development through sharing knowledge and contribute to writing parts of bids and/or internal proposals or business cases. S/he requires a track record in developing and delivering projects or paid/internal services.

What we require of the successful candidate: 

  • Experience working and negotiating with a range of project stakeholders.
  • Experience of working on a large scale project or programme 
  • Confident dealing with project finances and good IT skills 

This post can be based in either our Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester or Cardiff offices.

Closing date and time: Tuesday, June 25th 2019, 23.59. Find out more and apply

Assistant Consultant - Science  (x 2 posts)

These two roles will work on either the Newton Fund Impact Scheme, Newton Professional Development and Engagement programme or Researcher Connect. 

The opportunity:  

The Assistant Consultant is responsible for supporting the management and delivery of a project or internal service/function.  You will gain a track record in developing and delivering projects or paid/internal services and will work within and across diverse teams.  You will develop essential level knowledge and skills, in a sector, M&E, contract management, business analysis and/or capability building and working towards essential level business and commercial acumen. 

The roles can be based in either Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh or Belfast and are fixed term contracts for between 18-22 months.

Closing date and time: Tuesday, June 25th 2019, 23.59. Find out more and apply


The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. Our work involves developing relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Working effectively with diversity and promoting equality of opportunity is therefore an essential part of our work. You can find out more about our policy in Northern Ireland.