This is an important point in our history. We’ve launched Let’s Create, our new 10-year strategy, and our response to the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. It’s a time of change, and with big challenges, but there is cause to be excited about the future.   

Our new Data Strategy outlines how data will help us achieve the ambitious goals we set out in Let’s Create. By 2030, we want England to be a country in which the creativity in each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish, and where every one of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.  

Every day, both in our professional roles and personal lives, we see the positive benefits our sector has on the country. Having sound and reliable data, and using it to its full potential, means we can make a strong case for investment in culture and creativity, as we navigate the changed world we find ourselves in. It will help us promote diversity and inclusivity and ensure that as many people as possible are able to benefit from the investment we make in artists, arts organisations, museums and libraries across England. 

Our Data Strategy will ensure we are asking the right questions, and that we are managing and using the information we already have properly, providing us with the insight to know how we have to change, and what we need to do, in order to make our vision of the future a reality.  

But our ambitions are broader even than this; Arts Council England aspires to be a Data Leader, promoting the use of insight across the sector we serve, so everyone can benefit from the value it unlocks.  

As Chief Data Officer (CDO) you’ll take ownership of the Data Strategy, bringing together a new Insight and Research team and helping to embed our data strategy across the organisation, creating a culture where data and evidence drives our approach. 

We are looking for candidates who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about data and the impact it can have in an organisation like the Arts Council, as we work toward our strategic goals. Someone who can act as an advocate for new ways of working and thinking, within the Arts Council, and beyond.  

This is an exciting and challenging role. Come and join us in delivering our new strategy – Let’s Create. 

Elizabeth Bushell 
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer