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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary or training bursary: £27,668 per annum
Until March 2022
Company:Arts Council
Location:England (not London)
Open to all
Apply by:20/04/2021 - 23:59

Officer, Collaborative Funding (Projects)

Would you like to support the delivery of funding programmes, using strong communication and organisational skills? This upcoming role could be for you...

Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. They want to grow skills, knowledge and networks to help establish the conditions in which creativity and culture can flourish across the country. By 2030, they want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued, and where every one of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.

Arts Council England is recruiting an Officer for Collaborating Funding (Projects). This role can be based from any Arts Council office not in London. In this role, you will assist the Senior Managers and Senior Officers in the Collaborative Funding (Projects) and Music Education (Policy) Teams to develop and improve processes for granting and investing in Music Education Hubs (and other collaborative funding programmes, as appropriate).  


  • Supporting the development of end-to-end grant management processes
  • Supporting the timely and effective delivery of current and future investment processes and procedures
  • Supporting the production of internal and external guidance
  • documentation and resources
  • Supporting the delivery of internal training on specific elements of grant and investment processes
  • Supporting the delivery of external events with stakeholders on specific elements of grant process
  • Providing advice and support for the risk assessment of applications
  • Co-ordinating grant process between National and Area offices
  • Preparing business analysis reports on the impact of potential investment decisions
  • Collaborating with the Insight Teams (e.g. Data, Research)
  • You will also work with external partners and grant recipients as required

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Ability to support the development and delivery of funding programmes
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills – both speaking and in writing – and the ability to communicate in a confident and engaging manner with people from different backgrounds
  • A highly organised approach with the ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks, exercising effective judgement when organising, planning and managing complex tasks
  • Ability to initiate work and perform according to self-imposed timetables
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to synthesise large quantities of information and data, communicating them in a clear, confident and engaging manner
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to contribute to the organisation’s understanding of diversity and its implications for the arts and culture
  • An understanding of current issues in the arts and cultural sector is desirable
  • Knowledge of process design and/or grant management processes, and ability to use grant management systems would be an advantage

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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