WHALE Arts: Creative Placemaking Project Lead Vacancy

Local organisation WHALE Arts has are looking to hire a Creative Placemaking Project Lead. The post will continue the work started in September 2017 as part of a three year programme. 

The Creative Placemaking Project Lead will use Creative Placemaking to deliver a lasting, transformational, community-led change for Wester Hailes.

The post is full time, 35 hours per week on a fixed term contract from February/March 2019 to September/October 2020 with a salary of £24,193.

Main Activities and Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure the views, assets and aspirations of local people underpin all aspects of the project.
  • To manage and, at times, directly deliver a programme of creative placemaking activities in Wester Hailes – including regular creative sessions, one-off events and public artworks.
  • Recruit and line manage artists, sessional workers and volunteers to deliver and support projects.
  • Setting and controlling project budgets in line with WHALE Arts’ finance systems.
  • Develop and manage a range of volunteer opportunities within the creative placemaking programme.
  • Develop and support a voluntary steering group to assist with planning and delivery of creative community activities and Wester Hailes’ 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
  • Create partnership opportunities with local community organisations, public bodies, creative and cultural partners.
  • Plan, coordinate and deliver community events.
  • Utilise and develop volunteering policies, procedures and databases.
  • Monitor and evaluate participation using central WHALE Arts’ systems and participative methods, in line with funding requirements.
  • Ensure a legacy of best practice and sustained community participation.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of the ‘Creative, Connected, Community’ placemaking programme towards target outputs and outcomes.
  • Ensure all project funding requirements are met, reports completed and effective communication maintained with funders.

Application Process

Apply in writing or by email, enclosing/attaching

  • An up to date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience.
  • A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the Essential and Desirable Skills criteria of the job description.
  • Details of two referees, including at least one previous employer.
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Applications should arrive no later than 13:00 on Tuesday 29th January 2019. Late applications will not be considered. Please send these to info@whalearts.co.uk.

You can download and read the full job description on WHALE Arts’ website here.

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