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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary or training bursary: £32,615 per annum
Until March 2022
Company:Arts Council England
Open to all
Apply by:03/08/2021 - 23:59

Senior Officer, Culture Recovery Fund

Knowledgeable about art with great analytical skills? Take a look at this role below...

Arts Council England believes that great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and, teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. 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 England is looking for a Senior Officer to work within their Culture Recovery Fund team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Senior Manager in the effective delivery of the Fund’s Grants programmes including design, development, post-award and monitoring processes of all the programmes as required, as well as combining specialist knowledge and expertise with flexibility.


  • Support the design and development of the end-to-end process for new rounds of the Culture Recovery Fund including applicant and assessor guidance, Frequently Asked Questions, monitoring requirements etc
  • As required, act as the first point of contact for relevant external stakeholders, Relationship Managers and Directors providing expert advice on the end-to-end process of the Culture Recovery FundSupport and advise Area colleagues and grant applicants/recipients on the end-to-end process
  • 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, consultants and other funders
  • Mentor and support CRF Grants Monitoring Managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience in investment, including supporting the development and delivery of appropriate support and training for staff across the organisation
  • Maintain accurate records and work within our regulatory, policy, systems and procedural framework governing information use
  • Deliver post-award activity and monitoring for the first and second rounds of both the Grants and Repayable Finance programmes

Knowledge, skills, experience 

  • Able to use IT platforms in process design or data analysis.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and influencing 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, with 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 its implications for the arts and culture, promoting a diversity perspective in all aspects of the organisation’s objectives and activities
  • Experience in managing, supporting and/or mentoring colleagues


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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