Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO
The BHO is hosted by the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
EURAXESS Services Centres
There are no ESCs in the United Kingdom.
Local Contact Points
There are 21 LoCPs located in universities.
Structure of the national network
The BHO is the British Council which is based in 5 locations throughout the UK: London, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast. The majority of staff working on the Euraxess programme are based in London, with one person in Belfast. In the UK we do not have any ESCs, so all general queries come through to the BHO. The LCPs are spread throughout the UK, and deal with queries from their staff/students only.
|Full-time equivalent staff:||Number of persons:|
|BHO: 0,5||BHO: 6|
|ESC: N/A||ESC: N/A|
|LoCP: 5,25 (0,25 per LoCP)||LoCP: 21|
Declaration of Commitment (DoC)
All institutions in the network have signed the DoC.
National funding of the EURAXESS Services Network
Within the UK the The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) fund the Euraxess programme. BIS are the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.
BIS is a ministerial department, supported by 48 agencies and public bodies
Target groups of the Bridgehead Organisation
- local and national authorities
- research organisations
Target groups of the Local Contact Points
- researchers within the organisation
Relationship and communication between the BHO, the Steering Group for Human Resources and Mobility for Researchers (SG HRM), the National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Programme Committee
BIS provide funding to the British Council for the running of the Euraxess programme within the UK. The UK Research Office, Vitae and the Research Council UK provide support and advice with regards to researcher positions, and enabling Euraxess to reach a higher number of organisations/researchers.
Furthermore, there are conferences twice a year with the steering committee, and also for the LCP’s so they can network, and find out about any updates in policy etc.