Arts Development Manager

Posted on 2 May 2022
  • Directorate BHCC: Economy Environment & Culture
  • Salary £41,591 to £44,624
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Brighton and Hove

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
  • Closing date
    This vacancy has closed
  • Job category
    Cultural Services
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

The Arts and Culture team are seeking an Arts Development Manager to lead on a wide range of initiatives across the city and the Greater Brighton area.

About the role

Join us at Brighton and Hove City Council to build on our successful track record of supporting the arts and culture at this important time, as we focus on recovery and future growth.  This role is at the heart of the city's creative ambitions, driving forward new initiatives, optimising our cultural assets and bringing partners together.   The city's cultural recovery plan provides a backdrop to the well-advanced suite of initiatives in train.   The post holder will look to the future and the delivery of successful outcomes with major projects delivered through partnership working. 

This is an ideal role for an ambitious, professional manager who can operate effectively within a corporate environment whilst managing multiple external partnerships. Experienced at preparing funding bids and at seeing emerging opportunities for further sector development, the successful candidate will produce complex reports for internal and external purposes. 

Applications from candidates working in adjacent sectors, for example in tourism or community development, are welcome.  This post is suitable for part office/part home working.

Interview date:    Thursday 9th June 2022

To arrange an informal discussion, please contact Donna Chisholm, Assistant Director Culture, Tourism and Sport on

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to  work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance.  Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.


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