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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary or training bursary: £32,615 per annum
Company:Arts Council
Location:Nottingham (currently remote)
Open to all
Apply by:05/10/2020 - 23:00

Relationship Manager, Children and Young People

Are you an enthusiastic advocate of creativity? Do you have specific knowledge of cultural education and arts? This role may be the perfect opportunity for you... 

Arts Council is the national development agency for creativity and culture. They champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Arts Council are looking for skilled talent to join them as a Relationship Manager for Children, Young people and Learning. You will be working with their Midlands team, based in the Nottingham office, although at present remote. You will also work with the Relationship Manager, Children, Young People and Learning based in the Birmingham office, and other Arts Council colleagues nationally with responsibility for Children and Young People. 


  • Manage a portfolio of organisations which may include National Portfolio organisations, Bridge organisations and Music Education Hubs
  • Monitor the delivery of these organisations' business plans, their funding agreement with Arts Council England, and of their artistic and cultural programme
  • Monitor and support specific projects supported by their development funds, such as Creative People and Places
  • Advise on and assess funding applications from individual artists, organisations, companies and communities
  • You will report to the Senior Relationship Manager who holds the area overview for Children and Young People

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Specific knowledge of cultural education and arts and cultural activity by, with and for children and young people
  • A good understanding of the cultural sector in England and of the current challenges and opportunities facing it
  • Excellent skills in collaboration, influencing and advocacy
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Significant experience of engaging with arts and cultural organisations
  • A good understanding of organisational dynamics including business planning, financial reporting, performance management and governance
  • You will be self-reliant and enjoy both frequent travel and meeting new people
  • Experience of working with local authority and other strategic partners would also 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.

This opportunity is open to all candidates

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