Sector Opportunities

Arts Council England, Director, Creative Health and Change Programmes

Arts Council England (ACE)  is looking for a Director of Creative Health and Change Programmes, to help direct the Arts Council’s work in creative health and change projects in line with their strategy Let’s Create.

Can you inspire others to make change happen?  Do you have senior level skills and experience in public policy and project delivery? ACE have an opportunity to direct the Arts Council’s work in creative health and change projects in line with their strategy Let’s Create.  The role is a 50/50 split between:

Implementing ACE’s ambition to support people’s health and wellbeing through cultural and creative activity. Leading cultural sector change projects to support Arts Council England’s ten year strategy “Let’s Create.”

This is a full-time role, and it comes with a salary of £54,593 per annum and some excellent company benefits.

To succeed in this role, you will be a strategic thinker and entrepreneurial in your ability to form partnerships and attract resources.  You will adapt quickly to new challenges.  You can demonstrate inspirational leadership skills and a strong track record of idea generation, project management and delivery at a senior level. You will also need to be familiar with the public policy landscape and understand processes of change within society and organisations.

For further information about this Director, Creative Health and Change Programmes role, or to arrange an informal conversation, please get in touch with Arts Council England at harriet.bacon[at]

Contract: Permanent, working 35 hours per week (welcome applications from individuals who require flexibility)

Salary: £54,593 per annum plus benefits including a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave, and flexible and hybrid working

Location: Based at one of the Arts Council’s offices in Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cambridge, Brighton or Bristol 

(The role will be based at an office listed above office; however, ACE are operating a hybrid way of working and support staff to make use of remote working options when combined with regular on-site contact days with other members of the team, normally 1-2 days a week)

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 17 July

1st Interviews: 28 and 29 July (or w/c 15 August)

2nd Interviews: w/c 5 September



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