Deputy Director Arts India

British Council, Kolkata, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th March, 2021

Job Description

About the Organization:

British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. They do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries they work with - changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

Position: Deputy Director Arts India

Challenges & Accountabilities:

  • Deputy Director Arts will work to manage delivery of the strategic arts programmes in India, reflecting country priorities in terms of geography, partners, audiences, and art forms
  • Communicate with multiple stakeholders internally and externally
  • Support the India and South Asia regional team in programme based planning, leading country staff through the project documentation to approvals process
  • Ensure that the programme is managed to the highest standards, with appropriate operational plans, Financial control, M&E, Business Development and MarComms
  • Manage working together across the UK and India Arts colleagues and cities
  • Seek delivery support from Cultural Engagement and business support functions to ensure programmes are of a high-quality and designed to produce impact
  • Cultivate a compliance culture to ensure that operational procedures are followed, risk is managed and programmes meet funding criteria
  • Design systems for data capture and analysis to a) demonstrate impact and success b) identify risk and c) ensure audit compliance


  • Experience and awareness of India culture and British Asian sectors
  • Leadership of a mid to large-scale international programme including digital projects
  • Demonstrable commitment to Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Experience of managing publicly funded programmes or high-value contracts and managing complex senior relationships
  • Experience of managing dispersed teams or projects taking place in multiple locations
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage compliance processes and work at pace and meet deadlines


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