Manager, Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland.
Country / Territory
Northern Ireland
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 7 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland. Contract type: Fixed Term Contract for 1 year. Requirements: Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.The British Council cannot assist non EU Nationals to obtain a work permit. Closing date: 23rd June 2019 at 23:59 UK time.

Manager, Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland.

The opportunity: 

The Manager will be the lead of Creative Europe Desk UK - Northern Ireland, working closely with the Arts Manager, Northern Ireland as well as with the Marketing and Communications Manager of Creative Europe Desk UK, on Creative Europe’s MEDIA and Culture sub-programmes.  

The Manager will be responsible for information, advice and guidance for applicants as well as information events in Northern Ireland and will contribute to the delivery of the Creative Europe Desk UK work programme and activities in Northern Ireland.

The main areas of focus for the role are, but are not limited to: 

- Leads on delivery of a variety of information and advisory events for prospective applicants across Northern Ireland. Develops and implements a schedule for information and promotion activities as part of a NI programme.

Sector/subject expertise
- Proactively maintains a sound working knowledge of major developments, issues and stakeholders within the sectors to build professional credibility, confidence and market insight in relation to European working and engagement.

Relationship & stakeholder management
- Proactively identifies and cultivates potential sector organisations and companies and individuals for project and programme development and delivery.

Risk & compliance - Ensures projects and programmes are delivered in line with British Council quality standards and Project Management methodologies, including adherence to all process and procedures, governance requirements and communication procedures.

Commercial, financial  & resource management - Using agreed British Council systems and processes, plans and manages the budget for a range of events, consultancy and mentoring contracts, as well as travel and operational costs and conducts monthly (internal), quarterly (external) and year-end (internal and external) reporting on income and expenditure, profitability and risk.

Leadership & management - Plans and prioritises own work activities, and those of a wider team (also outside the direct management line and external to the British Council), to ensure effective delivery of diverse responsibilities and programmes.

What we require of the successful candidate:

Experience of European cooperation and funding programmes.

A good, wide knowledge of UK/NI screen, cultural and creative sectors and knowledge of current practice and sector funding dynamics.

A track record in project management.

Experience of organising events.

The ability to present clearly to a variety of different audiences.

 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 23 June 2019 (23:59 UK Time).  

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