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Contract Type:Permanent
Salary or training bursary: £32,615 per annum
Company:Arts Council
Open to all
Apply by:01/11/2020 - 23:59

Senior Officer, Collaborative Funding (Capital)

Do you have demonstrable knowledge of what is needed to develop and deliver funding programmes? As well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills? 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 to recruit a Senior Officer, Collaborative Funding (Capital) to join their team. You will work within the Collaborative Funding (Capital) team. A core part of the team's work is the management and monitoring of capital grants (non-repayable funds provided to organisations for the purposes of purchasing equipment, furniture, vehicles, constructing or refurbishing new buildings). 


  • Design and develop allocated investment programmes, primarily, but not exclusively, capital programmes
  • Act as the first point of contact for funded organisations, external stakeholders, Relationship Managers and Directors providing expert advice on (capital) investment
  • Assess grant applications as required, reaching a balanced and objective recommendation against the published criteria
  • Undertake negotiation and management of funding agreements with cultural organisations and Local Authorities
  • Develop and maintain strong and credible partnerships with staff across the organisation as well as key external stakeholders at a senior level, including arts organisations, local authorities, external agencies, construction professionals and other funders
  • Mentor and support Relationship Managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience in capital investment, including supporting the development and delivery of appropriate support and training for staff across the organisation
  • Maintain accurate records and work within their regulatory, policy, systems and procedural framework governing information use
  • Other responsibilities where necessary in line with the role's duties

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of capital projects in the public sector, for example by having worked within an organisation undergoing such a project
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of what is needed to develop and deliver 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 juggle multiple priorities and exercise effective judgement when organising, planning and managing complex tasks, and you will have the 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 and communicate them in a clear, confident and engaging manner
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of financial, business and change management issues interpreting financial information in a variety of formats, including management and financial accounts
  • Ability to contribute to the organisation's understanding of diversity and it's implications for the arts and culture, promoting a diversity perspective in all aspects of the organisation's objectives and activities

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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