Relationship Manager, Combined Arts, Arts Council, England

Relationship Manager, Combined Arts, Arts Council, England

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Relationship Manager, Combined Arts


Salary:  £31,348 per annum, plus excellent benefits

Contract: Permanent, working 35 hours per week

Do you want to help shape and influence the way arts and culture is delivered today?  Help more people in more places take part in more great art and culture? Help arts and cultural organisations better reflect the diversity of our communities? We are looking for someone to work with our Combined Arts portfolio across the North of England, supporting an exciting range of organisations and artists working across art forms.

In this key role you’ll have a focus on building empowering and enduring relationships with a portfolio of funded organisations. This will include awareness of their performance against their business plan, their funding agreement with Arts Council England, and of their artistic work.

The role will include monitoring the performance of funded organisations, advising applicants on our funding programmes, and working with stakeholders to identify opportunities and challenges within the sector.

You will have specific knowledge and expertise in the arts which could include festivals, outdoor work and carnival, or could be a broader experience of working with artists and organisations across different art forms. You will also have a good understanding of the cultural sector in England and of the current challenges and opportunities facing it, and excellent skills in collaboration, influencing and advocacy, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

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Close date:  Midnight Sunday 2 June 2019

First stage interviews to be held on Friday 14 June 2019

Second stage interviews to be held on Friday 28 June 2019