The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.
They work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world. The British Council helps young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. They support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Their work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise. They connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK.
Working closely with the Syria Director Programmes and Partnerships, Project Support Officer, Communications Officer, the wider Syria programmes and MENA Arts teams, the Arts Programme Manager will provide temporary management support for the British Council Syria Arts programming. He/she will be overseeing the delivery of a range of cultural projects in partnership with local, regional and international arts organisations.
Key responsibilities include providing arts sector knowledge and insight, shaping project content and delivering activities in liaison with partners, stakeholders and suppliers, managing project budgets and contracts, overseeing the development of project communications content and developing and delivering risk management and monitoring and evaluation plans for all project work – ensuring high impact and quality delivery.
This is a fixed term local contract until 31 March 2021, remunerated at the 7/F pay band.