University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Arts and Culture Programme Manager

United Kingdom

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Cornwall (Hybrid)


Salary will be from £41,732 (pro rata) per annum subject to knowledge, skills and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Arts and Culture Programme Manager

Job description

Education and Academic Services

This part-time post is available from February 2024 on a fixed-term basis until mid-January 2025, to cover maternity leave.

The post is available at 0.6 FTE (three days per week). The days of work can be flexible, but must include a Wednesday. There may be potential for the hours in this post to increase to 0.8 FTE (4 days per week) for a limited period, subject to funding.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time working from our Cornwall campus in Penryn, and some from home.

Summary of the role

We are looking for an experienced creative programme manager to further the University of Exeter Arts and Culture Strategy 2022-27 in Cornwall, delivering programmes and building networks at Penryn and Truro campuses that strengthen links with the regional cultural and creative sectors. This post is a temporary, maternity cover role.

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering programmes, activities and networks that further the objectives of the Arts and Culture Strategy in Cornwall, with a focus on interdisciplinarity and creative process.

The post-holder will manage all aspects of programme delivery, and raise the profile of Arts and Culture through contributing actively to creative and cultural networks across Cornwall, demonstrating a strong understanding of place, heritage and diversity. The post-holder must work productively and in alignment with the rest of the Arts and Culture team and university colleagues.

The post holder will integrate Cornwall campus strategic priorities into the delivery of their role, by bringing Arts and Culture strategic priorities to initiatives such as the Civic University Agreement, partnering with Falmouth University, and supporting site-specific capital development projects.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave (pro rata) per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Sarah Campbell, Associate Director for Arts and Culture at [email protected]

    To find out more about our existing programmes, please go to www.

    Job details


    Arts and Culture Programme Manager


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 10, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Literature

    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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