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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with - changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.
Project Manager, Skills
Role Type: Business Delivery
Pay Band: 6
Reports to: Programme Manager, Skills
Enhancing Employability for Urban Youth - Programme Context
The programme is designed to enable young women and men in urban areas to acquire skills and experiences that are relevant to them having jobs either as seekers or creators of jobs. The programme builds on our current portfolio of work in the SSA region in the areas of skills development, social entrepreneurship, English, Creative Industries and Education. We will use a holistic and multi sectoral approach, that build on our successful work streams working in partnership with both public and private sector players. In line with the UK International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014, the programme will ensure that historical gender inequality is not reinforced and factors affecting the participation of women and men in skills development and work opportunities are addressed
The programme will respond to changes and provide a means by which young women and men can continue to derive social and economic benefits, beyond the period of intervention. Bringing together the different enablers with the element of youth-led, including demand and supply side strengthening, while taking into consideration ecosystem-strengthening approaches Eventually targeting multiple pathways to enhancing employability, while addressing the skills, gender and experience gaps, and promotes and equips young women and men for entrepreneurship.
The approach to this programme is to align and equip young women and men in urban areas with the skills and knowledge to prepare them transition to the world of work and entrepreneurship; supporting the creation of job opportunities for young people in different sector of the economy within their national setting through growth of SME’s. The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. In all that we do the British Council acknowledges our duty of care to ensure a healthy and safe place to work for our staff, customers and visitors. We aim to achieve this through compliance with the safety laws in each of the countries in which we operate.
We aim, where practicable, to follow UK standards, guidance and codes of good practice where these offer enhanced standards of health and safety. The British Council recognises that we have a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with including a duty to protect them from abuse. We achieve this through compliance with UK child protection laws and relevant laws in each of the countries we operate as well as by adherence to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 1989.
Our Equal Opportunity Policy commits us to ensuring that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, retention, training and development of staff on the basis of age, disability, gender including transgender, HIV/AIDS status, marital status including civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, political opinion, race/ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, spent convictions, trade union activity or membership, work pattern and on the basis of having or not having dependants or any other irrelevant grounds.
We guarantee an interview to candidates living with disability who meet the essential criteria. Candidates with special needs should please ask us for this information in alternative formats. All employees of the British Council must adhere to the Corporate Health & Safety, Equal Opportunity & Diversity and Child Protection policies and the Code of Conduct.
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