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Working at Arts Council England

Various locations across England

250-999 employees

Why work at the Arts Council?

We love that we’re all different

We employ more than 500 people in nine offices across England.

We believe that England’s rich and varied cultural identity can and should be reflected through the arts, increasing understanding and enhancing lives.

We believe that our staff should represent the communities, organisations and individuals that we work with and support. We want people from all walks of life to contribute to our work and share their experience, expertise and passion.

As a potential candidate, you might like to know that:

  • we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer

  • we guarantee an interview to any candidate who shares that they are disabled, D/deaf and/ or neurodivergent and who meets the minimum criteria for the role they’re applying for

  • we support people to identify and implement access needs - from day one - and find smart and creative ways to support them so everyone can achieve their full potential at work (such as flexible working arrangements)

  • we give staff time to join and take part in our Disability Network for D/deaf, neurodivergent and/ or disabled staff at the Arts Council

  • we are members of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei), demonstrating our commitment to building an inclusive organisation where everyone feels they belong.

  • we book BSL interpreters and live captioners for our larger events and meetings, so that everyone is included.

  • we offer all our colleagues membership of the Business Disability Forum, a leading membership organisation in disability inclusion.

A Midsummer Night's Dream at Eastville Park Swimming Pool - Insane Root Theatre. Photo credit Jack Offord

Contact Youth Theatre, SICK! Festival. Photo Joel Chester Fildes

HOME Slough Streets Alive, Summer Festival, 2018. Photo ©David Blood