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Contract Type:Permanent Contract
Salary or training bursary: £27,688 per annum
Company:Arts Council
Open to all
Apply by:07/03/2021 - 23:59

Officer, Business Support

Want to put your business skills to use and support the arts? Look no further than this upcoming permanent role with Arts Council England….

As our Support Officer, you will be part of the collaborative and inclusive Business Support team, based in Manchester but operating across England. This role will include understanding best practice in grant applications, resolving grant process queries, providing training, and more. 


  • Supporting the Senior Officer, Business Support, you will provide expert advice and support to managers in areas in understanding best practice in grant monitoring and compliance
  • You will work to set up and manage monitoring frameworks for our non-funded organisations, capital and Cultural Investment funding programmes
  • Ensure grant compliance is embedded into area ways of working by attending decision meetings and supporting local compliance processes, as necessary
  • Support area staff with the Investment Funds process
  • Act as a point of contact for Area staff in relation to Grant management system queries
  • Assist the Senior Office, Business Support in the monitoring and reconciling the investment programme budgets; oversee the budget setting process for decision meetings, grant fall-in, budget virements, and increase for investment budgets
  • Work closely with the Senior Office and Officer of Financial and Risk Analysis to provide a full Finance and Business Support function
  • Work with the Senior Officer, Business Support in the testing and troubleshooting IT issues with the grant management system

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Have experience of providing detailed and ongoing information, advice, and guidance on grant and investment related matters to a range of people at different levels
  • Need a relevant level of financial experience to analyse detailed financial information and manage budgets, as well as experience of statistical and data analyses derived from a range of reporting packages
  • Have first-rate interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have the ability to communicate in a confident and engaging manner with people from different backgrounds
  • Be highly organised, able to juggle multiple priorities and exercise effective judgement when organising, planning, and managing complex tasks
  • Can initiate work and perform according to self-imposed timetables
  • Experience delivering training within a grant making environment coupled with a strong understanding of the needs of our internal customers would be desirable
  • Experience using, advising, and delivering solutions to issues relating to the use of a system, ideally a grant management system
  • Have a good understanding of the current diversity agenda and its relationship to the work of the role
  • You will be required to travel on a regular basis to other Arts Council locations across England

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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