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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 (Projects)

Are you able to interpret financial information in a variety of formats, including management and financial accounts? As well as excellent organisational skills? Take a look at this role... 

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 (Projects) to join their team. You will work within the Collaborative Funding (Projects) team, as well as with colleagues in Funded Organisations and Project Funding teams, with Arts Council Area and Policy colleagues at all levels and with external partners and stakeholders (including DCMS) as required. 


  • Supporting the Senior Manager to deliver investment programmes effectively, ensuring compliance with Government Grant standards and Arts Council's policies and procedures
  • You will combine specialist knowledge and expertise with a flexibility to work beyond that specialism, contributing to the development of other aspects of our investment programmes as directed
  • This will include day to day responsibilities such as acting as the first point of contact for relevant external stakeholders, Relationship Managers and Directors providing expert advice on investment
  • Development and management of funding agreements with cultural organisations and Local Authorities
  • Working with the Arts Council Solicitor to provide instructions in relation to security for capital investment in line with the agreed policy
  • Other responsibilities where necessary in line with the role's duties

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • 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 synthetise 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 its 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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