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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary or training bursary: £23,410 per annum
6 months
Company:Arts Council
Open to all
Apply by:02/08/2021 - 17:00


Are you keen to take your administrative or programmes experience to this role in Arts Council's Cambridge office? Check out the job description below. 

Arts Council England is the national public development and investment agency for art and culture. Its mission is ‘Great art and culture for everyone’. Arts Council champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. It supports activities across the arts, museums, and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Arts Council England are looking for an Assistant to join their office in Cambridge. You will be providing administrative assistance to the leadership and specialist teams, servicing and event-managing internal and external business meetings and coordinating administrative processes. 


  • You will be providing administrative assistance to the leadership and specialist teams, servicing and event-managing internal and external business meetings and coordinating administrative processes. Key tasks include collating and distributing agendas and papers, note-taking and following-up on actions, and providing support for cross-team working groups and other committees, as required
  • You will provide some personal assistance to the Directors, promoting optimal use of time by coordinating meetings and making travel arrangements and ensuring that the Director is well briefed in advance.
  • You will be undertaking research, gathering and disseminating information, as well as running administrative support systems for the team: including workload planning, data entry, record filing and archiving in line with the Arts Council’s BCS system
  • You will be providing administrative support to the work of the team including in communications and stakeholder management. You will support the team’s role in assessment and grant management, liaising with the Senior Manager Operations and the Investment Centre. You will provide administrative support to strategic development programmes and to the coordination of work on cross-cutting policy areas, for example, engagement and audiences
  • You will be the first point of contact for the team, responding to queries and liaising with internal and external stakeholders, and greeting visitors as required
  • You will combine your ability to plan and prioritise with a flexibility and curiosity to work beyond this area of work, contributing to areas outside of your daily responsibilities
  • Finally, you will contribute to the organisation’s commitment to diversity and its implications for arts and culture, promoting a diversity perspective in all aspects of your role’s objectives and activities

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • To succeed in this role, you will have experience of providing administrative and programme support, preferably in a similar role
  • You will be highly organised, able to work with a high level of attention to detail and with the ability to prioritise and juggle multiple priorities. You will also be able to exercise effective judgement when managing conflicting tasks
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills – speaking, listening and writing – and the ability to communicate in a confident and engaging manner and influence individuals over whom there is no formal line-management relationship
  • You must be numerate, have good research skills and the ability to interpret complex information
  • Finally you will also have a good understanding of our duty as a public body under current diversity legislation, the current diversity agenda and its relationship to arts and culture

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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