Arts Partnerships Manager, EU Region
European Union
Country / Territory
Flexible Location
Flexible Location
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Based in London and other locations within EU region to be considered UK pay band 8 £31,500 - £45,000 per annum, plus £3,300 London Market Allowance, if applicable Open to all staff, 6 months maternity cover

This post attracts a generous benefits package, including 32 days’ leave and Civil Service pension arrangements, and benefits from a range of family-friendly policies.

Purpose of job
The key focus of the role will be on Creative Economy and Skills and the post holder is expected to significantly increase our impact and income in these areas. He/she will identify new opportunities and partnerships and win business in relation to the new investment areas to grow our programme in line with the regional narrative and the arts vision.

The post will make sure our work in the arts and creative economy across the region and worldwide joins up across all these areas of investment and will help build capability and confidence amongst teams within the region to achieve ambitious targets for Income, Impact, Innovation and Influence.

Working closely with the Head of Arts EU, the UK and regional Arts teams and the regional and global Partnerships teams, the post-holder will support the EU arts team in mapping opportunities, piloting skills projects, developing and cultivating potential partners in the UK and in EU Europe in these areas to deliver their income targets.

The role needs to be comfortable working in demanding commercial terrain, as well as having strong creative economy and skills sector expertise. They will also have a track record of winning fully or substantially funded arts projects in the UK and the region.

Context and environment
• As an Strategic Business Unit, Arts has received investment in certain key areas in order to help to develop a more mixed economy. The global investment into Creative Economy, the BC Collection and a Skills Offer will provide opportunities for business development across the world and new roles have been agreed to help the regions achieve the investment targets and maximise on this additional and unique investment.
• The EU region comprises 29 countries, including all of the member countries of the EU (excluding the UK) with the addition of Norway and Switzerland.
• A new operating model with 7 regional hubs as part of the new EU strategy is currently under discussion including the six priority countries (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland and Romania) and Brussels.
• It is very likely that from 2015/16 the EU region will be operating on a financially self-sustaining basis with no HMG grant.
• We have agreed significant increases in our partnership income targets over the coming two years, and our success in leveraging our grant investment to put funding partnerships in place over these two years will allow us to thrive beyond 2015 in order to be a self-sustaining region.
• The Arts are of primary importance for achieving impact and income for our work in Europe.
• Whilst the European Commission remains our most important client, we also need to further develop strong partnerships with some of the major corporates, trusts and foundations based in the region to deliver our arts work in Europe and beyond. 

For further information, please refer to the role profile and British Council Behaviours

Role profile
British Council Behaviours and Candidate Information

Please note that the closing date for applications is 21st February 2014 at 2359 (GMT).