We also have the following unremunerated vacancies:

Wales Advisory Committee members

Company: British Council Wales

Up to five committee member roles are available.

The roles are unremunerated but reasonable UK travel and expenses are reimbursed.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK


Location Cardiff, UK
Closing date Monday 23 October 2023

Role overview

We are seeking individuals with senior level experience in Wales (exception made for a member representing youth) to join our Wales Advisory Committee and contribute in a non-executive capacity to its pursuit of the objectives set out in the terms of reference. The Wales Advisory Committee advises Director, British Council Wales and influences how the British Council’s vision and strategy are developed.

Activities might include:

Briefings on the British Council strategy and policy with discussion on implications in Wales

  • Updates on British Council global and Wales projects, focusing at each meeting on a different theme or sector of work, and discussion of relevance to Wales
  • Discussion on research into British Council engagement in Wales and across the UK
  • Advising on the relationship management of strategic partners in Wales
  • Providing advice between meetings to managers on strategy or project development
  • Participating in meetings with strategic partners
  • Attending flagship conferences, consultation events, media briefings or project launches.

About us

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

To help us with the quality and independence of our thinking, we draw on the expert advice of both our sector advisory groups and our three UK country advisory committees. 

The British Council in Wales plays an important role in showing an imaginative and exciting vision of the United Kingdom and its four nations (and the diversity within them, and commonalities across them) to the world, through our commitment to working for the whole of the UK. In addition to our strategic alignment with FCDO and HMG priorities, we are committed to supporting the relevant international ambitions of elected Governments in Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh. We factor all of this in at the beginning of the choices we make, the value we seek to create and the partnerships we build.

Our equality diversity and inclusion commitment

The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We are actively working to improve diversity across all our governance structures so that they reflect the societies in which we work. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address underrepresentation and we encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

Terms and conditions

Members are appointed for a three-year period, renewable for a second three-year term. The role is not remunerated but reasonable UK travel and expenses will be reimbursed at standard British Council rates. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

For the person specification and further details about this post, please see the role profile and terms of reference below.

How to apply

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and a cover letter to ruth.cocks@britishcouncil.org by 23/10/2023.