Photograph by Simon Mills
22 October 2019
We are looking for a Global Programme Manager to lead on Crafting Futures, to be based in the UK, flexible location (not London) - please click here to check the role profile for details and apply by 3 November 2019.
Crafting Futures is a British Council programme that supports the future of craft around the globe, strengthening economic, social and cultural development through learning and access. Through international collaboration, Crafting Futures creates new networks and opportunities for shared learning between the UK and other countries. The programme supports research and education in craft, offering designers and artisans access to knowledge and expertise, new markets and new audiences, ensuring the value of craft is appreciated more broadly and knowledge can continue to be shared within the sector. We work with a consortium of partners in the UK and match them with overseas partners. We are supported by Regional Advisory Groups of local craft, design, technology and social enterprise experts.
The Crafting Futures Global Programme Manager leads on the curatorial direction of this international programme.
Ensuring the Crafting Futures teams in each of the delivery countries comply with the strategic aims, objectives and standards as set out in the franchise model for the programme, which are in place to ensure the programme is consistent to standards expected, fulfils objective of mutuality with the UK and that impact can be measured accurately through the Monitoring and Evaluation framework.
- working with senior British Council colleagues to clearly message to significant stakeholders and influencers the Crafting Futures objective of promoting inclusive and sustainable approaches to development
- stakeholder management, including lead liaison for UK and global partners for the project
- leading and expanding the consortium of UK partners to include high-level stakeholders such as the Crafts Council, several academic institutions and global partners
- leading on UK based activity – this will include inbound stakeholder visits, study tours and communications
- good, wide knowledge of craft, design and socially-engaged arts work and the ability to make critical judgements in any of those areas
- experience with working in an international context or with different cultures
- a track record of large-scale programme management
- the ability to write effectively for a variety of different audiences
- a track record of managing high-level stakeholder relationships
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. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.
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 Sunday 03 November 2019 at 23:59 UK time.