You will be thrilled to find yourself leading, developing and delivering a balanced portfolio of high profile and complex partnerships, programmes and contracts across mixed funding streams and business models across the region. The portfolio has a current annual turnover of approximately 16m; 80% is made up of large-scale EU-funded contracts, 20% is ODA and partnership funded.

Details

Reference number EA-1755
Location Manila, Philippines
Salary SMP - Competitive
Duration 3+1
Closing date Sunday 20 January 2019

Role overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional who is well-versed in the field of Society to take on the post of Director Society (Portfolio Lead).

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

You will be thrilled to find yourself leading, developing and delivering a balanced portfolio of high profile and complex partnerships, programmes and contracts across mixed funding streams and business models across the region. The portfolio has a current annual turnover of approximately 16m; 80% is made up of large-scale EU-funded contracts, 20% is ODA and partnership funded.

The primary focus of this role is to win new business and partnerships through demonstrating in-house and associated sector strength, leading regional sector development thinking and strategy development, both internally and externally. The portfolio manager has overall responsibility for compliance and quality assurance of implementation but will rely on project delivery teams and the Business Services team to ensure that standards are met.

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

You will have the fantastic opportunity of leading an exciting portfolio with an established track record and building a new strategy for 2025. You will get to shape new initiatives and build a technical cadre of specialists while building a strategic partnership and engagement with the UK sector.

You will be an esteemed member of the regional E&S Senior Leadership Team and you will set your hands on leading a large dispersed team across the region.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

You should bring along a First Degree and preferably a management / leadership qualification. You need to demonstrate proven sector knowledge in an area of Society relevant to East Asia: Justice, Civil Society and or Social Enterprise. You should have proven experience of business development (client management strategies, designing and developing proposals etc), and delivery for a range of clients and partners, with specific focus on EU and DfID. Proven experience of developing and managing a range of strategic and financial partnerships is also essential. Analyzing complex data and writing academic and policy related reports and speaking at events should be your forte.

Beyond all of that, you will enjoy operating in highly ambiguous strategic context and maintaining a systematic and integrated approach. You should also have a natural flair in influencing senior internal and external stakeholders. 

WHY WORK FOR US?

At the British Council, we value equality, diversity and inclusion; we value our staff even more. 

We believe in the quality of work you can bring to the table without rigid working hours and we work on a 37.5-hour work week. 

You will find yourself having the opportunity to sit with various departments in office because we hot-desk! 

Last but not least, the rest of the standard corporate benefits will apply.

How to apply

https://tinyurl.com/EA-1755e