Relationship Manager, Museums Accreditation

The role:

The Arts Council is looking for an enthusiastic advocate of culture and creativity to fill the role of Relationship Manager, Accreditation. This role would typically be based in our Bristol office however, at present, staff at working from home as a result of Covid-19.

An opportunity exists to join the South West team to work as a Museum Accreditation Relationship Manager. Working within the South West area team as well as the national Museums team, you will be responsible for ensuring that museums achieve the UK Accreditation standard, working with applicants during and after the application process and identifying areas for development. You will manage a portfolio of museums either in receipt of or working towards Accreditation status as well as working with new applicants to support them in reaching the standard.


Good knowledge of museum Accreditation and experience of working in or with museums is required as is an ability to support the development of museums to reach this standard. Excellent communication skills are essential and an ability to work well across the sector and within ACE across various teams is required. A knowledge of business planning, financial reporting and performance management is essential, as is an attention to detail and ability to juggle different priorities and deadlines to achieve required levels of work. An understanding of the Arts Council’s commitment to diversity is essential as is the ability to work in a collaborative and supportive way. Strong analytical skills and numeracy skills are key as are the ability to take on a high volume of work without losing attention to detail. You will be part of a lively and highly skilled team in the South West working closely with other Relationship Managers who cut across multiple art forms and represent cross cutting agendas and you will contribute to Area working and teamwork.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Arts Council England we are looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today to help us shape and change the arts and cultural sector to make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve.

Disabled people, those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and people under 30 are under-represented in our workforce so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.