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13 September 2017

Come and work with us as a Programme Manager

We are looking for a confident, talented and well connected Programme Manager to join our dedicated and vibrant team.

You will be developing and advising on a range of programmes supporting the development of the creative economy in the Middle East, North Africa and Wider Europe, a region that stretches across from the Balkans to Kazakhstan, and south to Israel and Turkey, including Russia. 

The position will play a vital role in helping us uncover expertise and share best practice globally from across the creative and cultural industries. You’ll be growing creative ecosystems overseas and enriching lives through the opportunities that the British Council offers.

You will be working with the fast-paced, emerging creative sector internationally and flexing your creative muscles by developing programmes, as well as ensuring our existing programmes are delivered to a high standard. Working with our talented colleagues in the UK and overseas, you’ll play a crucial role in developing the British Council’s creative economy portfolio.

You will work closely with our arts managers in MENA and Wider Europe to understand their local contexts and use that knowledge to be able to create opportunities and international experiences for UK-based organisations, creative innovators, hubs and creative entrepreneurs.

You will have:

  •  Demonstrable connections with the UK sector and a wide ranging knowledge of contemporary UK creative economy approaches.
  • A track record of building relationships and the ability to develop a variety of partnerships across multiple programmes.
  •  A strong interest in working in an international context or with different cultures.
  • A passion for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship and be able to spot trends that can feed into programme development.
  • Interest in experimental approaches that involve cross cultural collaboration and networks.
  • Experience of project management, finance, contracting and evaluation. 
  • First rate communication skills and the ability to inspire and educate people on the value and importance of culture and creativity.

The right candidate will have experience of supporting creative enterprise development, policy or creative city development. Desirable is knowledge or experience of working with the Middle East, North Africa and/or Wider Europe.

If this sounds like you then apply now.

Closes 29 September 2017 at 23:59 UK time and we are looking to schedule the interviews for 6 October. 

 Salary is negotiable, depending on experience, within a range of £26,016 - £33,112 (plus London allowance of £3,300), plus good benefits package.