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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 (Training and Advice)

Do you have demonstrable experience of developing, designing and delivering training? Well then look no further than 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 (Training and Advice) to join their team. The successful candidate will work with both of Arts Council's Collaborative Funding teams, and will also work closely with colleagues in Project Funding, Capital and Human Resources teams to develop and deliver training needs for staff across the Arts Council, particularly those who work with (potential) applicants. 


  • Developing and delivering internal training for all staff on the key aspects of grant making across the Cultural Investment Fund and other programmes as required
  • Developing and delivering their external pre-application and post-award guidance and advice frameworks for applicants and grant holders in respect of the Cultural Investment Fund and other programmes as required
  • This work will have a particular focus on staff in their Arts and Culture teams (for example, Relationship Managers, Senior Relationship Managers and Assistants) and Investment Centre staff (for example, Grant Management and Customer Services). This will require you to work with the relevant Subject Matter Experts and the learning and development leads in the HR department
  • The role also serves as an internal advice-giving and signposting service for staff from across the organisation. Providing responsive, ad-hoc advice on grant-making queries will form part of your daily activities

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Proven experience of developing, designing and delivering training
  • First-rate interpersonal and communication skills - both speaking and in writing - andthe ability to communicate in a confident and engaging manner with people from different backgrounds, with a particular focus on embedding the principles of accessibility throughout everything you do
  • 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
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesise large quantities of information and ata and communicate them in a clear, confident and engaging manner
  • Skills in creative/innovative thinking, with the ability to act creatively, champion and promote new ideas
  • Experience in supervising, supporting and/or mentoring colleagues
  • An understanding of your contribution to the organisation's approach to diversity and it's implications for the arts and culture, promoting a diversity perspective in all aspects of the organisatio'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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