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Job Opportunity: Programme Coordinator, Crafting Futures

Job Opportunity: Programme Coordinator, Crafting Futures Simon Mills

Simon Mills

3 February 2020

We are looking for a Programme Coordinator to support Crafting Futures. This is a fixed term (until March 2022) part time (3 days per week) role based in Edinburgh. Deadline for applications is 01 March 2020, 23:59 UK time.

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. 

This role supports the planning and delivery of Crafting Futures programmes in the UK and overseas.


  • Ensuring projects run smoothly and to plan, working alongside programme managers to achieve this.
  • Managing competing demands on time and resource.
  • Proactive management of purchase order and invoice processing within a large corporate system.
  • Maintaining up-to-date records of contacts and activity to support project programming and evaluation.
  • Maintaining good relationships across art form groups and business support teams (especially finance, IT and facilities).
  • Maintaining good relationships with external partners such as embassies, cultural institutes and international fashion organisations
  • Assisting with exhibitions and events, including preparing contracts, payments, assisting with installation, and organising logistics.
  • Assisting with marketing and press activities, including collating information and images, proof- checking, updating web content and coordinating social media platforms.


  • Previous experience of office administration such as organising travel arrangements, handling finance queries such as logging invoices and purchase orders, organising events for internal and external stakeholders and diary management.
  • Excellent knowledge of and interest in UK design/craft sector.
  • Excellent communication skills and managing stakeholder of various levels.
  • Good organisational and planning skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office package and tools (ideally Office365)


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, and finance as a function is absolutely committed to this. 

Deadline for applications is 01 March 2020, 23:59 UK time. For the full role profile and to apply, visit the British Council jobs website



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