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Head of Cultural Engagement- Sudan
Region
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Sudan
Location
Khartoum
Department
Education & Society
Job Category
Arts
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay Band:7 / Location: Khartoum, Sudan (East Africa Cluster) / Contract Type: Fixed Term Two years All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in Sudan. The British Council will not facilitate/sponsor visa applications and work permits. Deadline for application: 23 February 2020 (23:59 UK Time)
 
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About the Role

 

The purpose of this role is to grow our impact in Arts and Culture, Skills, Enterprise and Youth Programmes, supervise the relevant project managers, and ensure cohesion across these sectors, effective liaison across other Cultural Engagement areas and identify opportunities for further investment.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

Head of Cultural Engagement will use the cultural resources of the UK to foster the sharing of knowledge and ideas between Sudan and UK for mutual benefit, leading to long-lasting relationships, trust, understanding, respect and ensuring our Cultural Engagement portfolio has a clear external focus, a strong cultural relations narrative and subsequently embedding this in joined up programme design, planning and delivery. You will also be responsible for identifying potential income and impact sources for cultural relations/engagement and, to ensure that the Arts, Skills and Social Enterprise programmes teams are focused on excellent delivery


The role holder will also be responsible for the following:

  • Lead a portfolio of grant and FCR programmes which support community-based groups/intermediaries/organisations/individuals across Sudan to achieve social and economic impact.\
  • Develop and implement a strategy for Cultural Engagement in Sudan
  • Drafting and negotiating sponsorship agreements / contracts in consultation with legal advisors.
  • Promote, exploit, generate, income and manage the finances and budgets for the Cultural Engagement Portfolio of work,
  • Coordinate and manage stakeholders for consultation and liaison and impact; and guest lists for relevant cultivation and sponsored events

 

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.

 

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You should have at least minimum four years in a sponsorship, fundraising or business development role
  • A proven track record of working at a senior level in the education sector with corporate sponsors
  • A proven track record of working at a senior level in the cultural sector with corporate sponsors
  • Experience of working in the cultural sector with senior colleagues in partner organisations
  • Experience of operating successfully in a complex, multi-cultural context
  • You should also have education to degree level, a project and programme management certificate is desireable but not essential to the role.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and influencing skills (including with senior managers)
  • Excellent administrative skills including the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively in identifying potential sponsorship opportunities
  • A collaborative approach to working with colleagues

 

 

NEXT STEPS

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification, by clicking on the links for relevant document to support your application: 


 
Role Profile_Head of Cultural Engagement_Sudan.pdf

British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

 

 

This is an interesting, absorbing role where you can work to support us building awareness of the British Council in delivering to the needs of our customers.

 

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

Closing date for applications is 23 February 2020 (23:59 UK time)

 

ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

 

All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

 

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

 

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.