Global Programme Manager: Crafting Futures

Please note this role can be based in any UK British Council Office except London

Our UK Arts team works with the British Council’s global network of offices to achieve significant impact and change by finding new ways of connecting and seeing each other through the arts. Our team in the UK has three main groupings: We have six art form teams; three cross-disciplinary teams; and three country-specific teams in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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 programme is currently active in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Latin America.

The Crafting Futures Global Programme Manager has curatorial oversight of the programme,ensuring the programme’s management framework is adhered to by the Arts teams implementing the porgramme in their countries and that their plans comply with the vision for Crafting Futures.

They will also manage the UK Partner Network, build further UK/ global partnerships, manage internal stakeholders, and be responsible for commissioning and driving through the global monitoring and evaluation plan.

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Start Date

27th October 2019

Closing Date

3rd November 2019