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28 January 2019

Deadline extended: Creative Economy Programme Manager (Maternity Cover)

Join the Creative Economy team and play a crucial role in the development and support our hubs and communities work across the globe.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop, manage and advise on projects, partnerships and activities which represent the British Council’s cultural relations agenda.
You will support the development of a core area of the Creative Economy portfolio, hubs and communities. The role sits under the newly formed Arts and Society unit and will advise on the development of Creative Economy programmes in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and EU regions.   

The successful candidate will work with colleagues in the Sub Saharan Africa region to develop activities that respond to local opportunity and context, contributing to the British Council’s cultural relations purpose.  You will provide advice to EU colleagues building creative economy programmes and projects. 

You'll also be responsible for the management of finance, contracts, information and evaluation in relation to project delivery. 

The main areas of focus for the role are:

  • Programmes and advisory 
  • Sector/subject expertise 
  • Relationship and stakeholder management 
  • Risk and compliance 
  • Commercial, financial and resource management 
  • Leadership and management 

What we require of the successful candidate but is not limited to: 

  • Experience in project management and delivery of collaborative creative projects.    
  • A good understanding of enterprise and innovation trends in the UK’s creative and cultural sectors (including creative hubs) and established network of relationships with the sector.
  • A strong interest in working in an international context or with different cultures. 
If you would like to understand more about this post then please see the attached documents:


If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you.

Please apply by 4th February 2019 at 23:59  UK time. 

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