The British Council is seeking a short-term consultant to undertake a needs-analysis of what is required to develop and internationalise the Ukrainian publishing sector, and develop a Strategy on how to best use UK-sector expertise to do this.


Based in UK: Location negotiable

Consultancy Timeline

  • Oct 2019 - Jan 2020
    Data collection and analysis (including travel to Ukraine if necessary)
  • Mar 2020
    Deliver Executive Summary, research materials, and Strategy documents

Consultant Opportunity

The British Councils wishes to engage a Consultant to:

a) Conduct research into Ukraine’s trade publishing sector, scoping opportunities for internationalisation, including a detailed needs-analysis of publishers.

b) Devise a 3-year strategy (in the form of a written report) recommending ways that UK-sector expertise can be used to enable Ukrainian publishers to build international trade links and thrive in a global environment.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 20 September 2019. Please read the full Role Description and Research Consultancy Terms of Reference before applying.

About us

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.

About Arts in the British Council

Through our work in Arts we find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other to develop stronger creative sectors around the world. Our expert team in the UK and around the world works to five broad aims: to share UK arts with the world; to foster collaborations and networks; to build capacity in creative sectors; to foster social change; and to support the shaping of policy and research. This cultural exchange helps create modern and vibrant creative sectors, building connections, trust and opportunity. It can also help to bring together divided communities and people affected by conflict.

Our global Arts programmes include cultural seasons and festivals in countries around the world, supporting skills building and entrepreneurship, touring exhibitions of the UK’s leading artists and designers, film festivals, book fairs, and dance, music and theatre performances and exchanges.

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