Relationship Manager, Creative Media
Arts Council England is looking for an enthusiastic advocate of culture and creativity to fill the role of Relationship Manager, Creative Media in the Midlands Area team. This role would typically be based in the Birmingham office and will involve working across the Midlands. However, at present, Arts Council staff are working from home as a result of Covid-19.
The Relationship Manager will be part of both the Midlands Area team and the national Creative Media team and will contribute to the shaping and delivery of Arts Council’s work across the Midlands.
In this role, you will manage a portfolio of National Portfolio Organisations. This will include monitoring delivery of their business plan, their funding agreement with Arts Council England, and their artistic and cultural programme. You will also advise on and assess funding applications from individual artists, organisations, companies and communities. You will report to the Senior Relationship Manager who holds the Midlands Area overview for Creative Media.
In applying for this role, you are encouraged to show how you will use your specialist knowledge and experience to support the development and delivery of Let’s Create, our strategy for 2020-30, with emphasis on our priorities for Creative Media.
You will have specific knowledge of creative media within the arts and cultural sector, along with a good understanding of the cultural sector in England and of the current challenges and opportunities facing it. You’ll also have excellent skills in collaboration, influencing and advocacy, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
The successful candidate will also have significant experience of engaging with arts and cultural organisations. A good understanding of organisational dynamics is an advantage in the role of Relationship Manager for example in business planning, financial reporting, performance management and governance.
With a diverse portfolio of external partner relationships to maintain, you will be self-reliant and enjoy both frequent travel and meeting new people. Experience of working with local authority and other strategic partners would also be an advantage.
Disabled people, those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and people under 30 are under-represented in our workforce, so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.
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