Relationship Manager, Engagement and Audiences (NN12)

Location: Newcastle Office

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Status: Full Time

Closing Date: 23 May 2022

Salary: £32,615

Specific Hours: 35

Business Unit Name: Arts Council England

Relationship Manager, Engagement and Audiences (NN12)

Relationship Manager, Engagement and Audiences (NN12)        

Contract: Permanent, working 35 hours per week

Salary: £32,615 per annum plus benefits including a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave, and flexible and hybrid working

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne


We are on a mission to make sure that the arts and cultural activities we fund are inclusive and that everyone in England has the chance to lead creative and cultural lives no matter what their background. Music, theatre, galleries, dance, literature, museums, libraries – it’s about access to all of these and more. Can you help us?

Arts Council England is looking for a Relationship Manager for Engagement and Audiences in the Northeast of England, and this full-time role comes with an attractive salary of £32,615.

This role - Relationship Manager for Engagement and Audiences - would suit someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about audience development and engagement in the arts and cultural sector, with experience of working in one or more of the art forms or disciplines we fund.

Here are some of the things you could expect to do in this role:

  • Managing a portfolio of funded organisations and giving funding advice to individuals and organisations, about Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants and other funds
  • Help to improve the reach of the projects we fund
  • Support our decision-making processes, writing assessments and sit on funding panels
  • Support Arts Council England colleagues in the North, providing expertise in community engagement, audience development and everyday creativity and work with our national engagement and audiences team, playing an important role in the delivery of Arts Council England’s 10-year strategy Let’s Create.

To succeed, you should excel at building relationships and be good at influencing people at all levels.

In return for your knowledge and expertise, you will receive a favourable salary of £32,615 and enjoy being part of a friendly and inclusive team.

If this Engagement and Audiences Manager job in Newcastle sounds like the right fit for you, please contact Arts Council England today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Disabled, D/deaf and/or neurodivergent people, those from Black, Asian, and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds are underrepresented in our workforce so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.

About us:  

Arts Council offers a range of benefits to our employees including hybrid and flexible working, a generous annual leave allowance and the Arts Council Retirement Plan - a final salary scheme. To find out more, click here


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Job ref: NN12

Closing date: 9am Monday 23rd May 2022

1st Interviews: Will take place in person in the Newcastle office: 30th, 31st May and 1st June

2nd Interview: Will take place in person in the Newcastle office: 15th and 16th June


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