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Arts and Events Manager
Job Reference randw/TP/17402/5541
We are seeking an Arts and Events Manager to join us on a fixed-term, 12 month contract to work within the Arts and Culture Service on embedding cultural engagement opportunities within the regeneration of the Winstanley and York Road Estates.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of instigating or producing innovative and high-quality arts and cultural activities that engage local communities. You will lead on projects that revolved around engagement, collaboration and participatory decision-making with local residents. You will be experienced in arts administration including contracting, budget monitoring and supporting marketing activity, and you will be confident in developing and maintaining strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
We are concentrating our efforts to build capacity locally so that the cultural offer will be sustainable over the long-term, and supporting the wider objectives of the Council’s ten year Arts and Culture Strategy 2021-31 in relation to community engagement, placemaking, economic opportunities, identifying and developing people’s creative talents, improving health and wellbeing, ensuring access for all and tackling the climate emergency. To achieve these goals, you will be skilled in collaboration and partnership working, excel at verbal and written communications and demonstrate a passion for culture that will engage local residents.
The successful candidate will join a proactive and award-winning Arts and Culture Service, within a borough that prides itself on delivering a wide range of creative opportunities for everyone living, working and visiting the borough. For more details on the work already happening in the borough visit Wandsworth Council’s Arts section, Wandsworth Arts Fringe and Wandsworth Art.
The successful candidate will sit within the Arts and Culture Service and work closely with the Winstanley and York Road Regeneration LLP (which is a joint venture between Wandsworth Borough Council and Taylor Wimpey UK Limited). The regeneration scheme was consented in two parts comprising; 1. a residential-led mixed use development to provide 139 homes and a replacement school and church and 2. a residential-led mixed-use phased redevelopment to provide 2,550 homes, community buildings, flexible workspaces, and amenity spaces. In 2018, an Outline Cultural Strategy Winstanley-Outline-Cultural-Strategy.pdf (wandsworthart.com) was prepared by DPQ as part of the Winstanley and York Road Regeneration planning submission (LPA ref: 2019/0024) and this role is designed to work with the communities on the estates to firm up the vision and develop the first of the accompanying action plans to deliver the cultural strategy.
We are open to hybrid working and particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our teams, including back and ethnic minority communities. We understand the value of what a diverse workforce brings to our local authority and therefore strongly encourage candidates from these backgrounds to apply for this position.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include flexible working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 26th March 2023
Shortlisting Date: W/C 6th April 2023
Interview Date: W/C 20th April 2023
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.