London, Greater London
£45K to £55K plus benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Prospectus is delighted to be working with a leading UK and international Grant-making Foundation to recruit a Programme Manager; Arts, Culture and Heritage.  

The UK, Asia Pacific and Europe Foundations are independent grant-making Foundations proudly supporting by a large international business. The Arts, Culture and Heritage Programme is one of the Foundations’ priority programmes. Other programmes include: enabling disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential (with a focus on education attainment, employability, well-being and community-based interventions); and health and well-being. Priority countries for the Foundations’ work include: the UK, Republic of Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, India, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Foundations’ approach to grant-making is distinctive, in that they focus on capacity building to strengthen the impact, effectiveness and/or sustainability of non-profit organisations so they can thrive and fulfil their charitable goals.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Foundation as it looks to grow and strengthen its portfolio in support of entrepreneurial and impactful arts, culture and heritage organisations in the UK and internationally.

The role:

Working closely with the Chief Executive and the Heads of the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific Programmes, the Programme Manager will be responsible for overseeing the management, development and delivery of the grant-making strategy for the Arts, Culture and Heritage Programme across the UK and international Foundations. This role will involve pro-actively identifying grantees and projects for the Foundations to consider supporting, portfolio management, and monitoring and assessing impact to inform learning, strategy and decision-making. The UK Foundation will represent the majority of the post-holder’s focus, and the balance of time will focus on the Europe and Asia Pacific Foundations. The post holder will also manage a portfolio of grants associated with other programmatic interests of the Foundations, as required.

The person:  

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working in the arts, culture and heritage sectors in the UK and internationally, ideally also in one or more priority countries covered by the international Foundations. They will have an in-depth knowledge of the sectors’ funding ecologies, policy environments and socio-economic impact, and the interplay with issues such as health and well-being, community development and diversity, equity and inclusion. Ideally this person will also have grant-making experience or will at least have a strong understanding of grant-funding and associated due diligence and processes.

Given the Foundations’ focus on strengthening the capacity of non-profit organisations, this person will also have a deep understanding of capacity building needs of arts, culture and heritage organisations and will be very aware of the challenges and opportunities they face in achieving their goals.

This person will be a strategic thinker with strong analytical and communication skills with excellent attention to detail, an effective communicator - able to articulate complex issues clearly and concisely. Finally, this person will have a high degree of humility with a collaborative style and will be able to pro-actively manage a diverse workload on their own initiative. 

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Posted on: 24 November 2021
Closed date: 15 December 2021
Job ref: HQ00179887
Tags: Social Care/Development, Project Management