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Officer, Policy and Research, Arts Council, England


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Officer, Policy and Research 


Salary: £27,125 per annum, plus excellent benefits 

Contract:  Permanent, working 35 hours per week 

This role works alongside the Director, Strategic Partnerships, Senior Manager, Policy and Research and the wider Policy team to develop and maintain an ongoing system of analysis and interpretation of the policy environment, including the early identification of emerging policy issues and the development of the Arts Council’s position and response. 

You will support the Senior Manager, Policy and Research to co-ordinate the development of policy across the organisation, working with other colleagues to ensure that our policy is coherent and contributes towards our current ten-year strategy, Great Art and Culture for Everyone. You will also play a role in supporting the development of ACE’s next ten-year strategy. 

You will work with a dedicated research team to ensure that our policy is based on robust data and evidence, and support them by leading and managing research projects on occasion. You will stay up-to-date with emerging research agendas in the field of cultural policy that may impact on our work. 

You will contribute to effective knowledge sharing and informed decision making across the organisation through widespread dissemination of policy analyses and updates, undertaking specific pieces of policy analysis, briefings and policy development. 

You will work closely with external partners, including DCMS, to keep abreast of emerging policy agendas and ensure the Arts Council is well-placed to respond, developing a collaborative approach with other agencies as appropriate. 

The post is based in Manchester, but please note that this role will require regular travel around England and the wider UK, including regular (ie at least monthly) visits to Arts Council England’s London office

Ref No. ARTC62 

Close date:  Midnight Sunday 17 November 2019 

Interviews to be held on 28 & 29 November 2019

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