WHALE Arts recruiting Project Coordinator

WHALE Arts is looking to recruit a Project Coordinator to coordinate, develop and deliver their new Play Sense Create project, supporting creative engagement for children with additional support needs and/ or disabilities and their families.

The post is fixed term, contracted to 31 March 2020. The rate of pay is £1500, £20 per hour for 30 two and a half hour sessions with an extra £2250 for 15 Research, Development and evaluation days at £150 per day.

Main Activities and Key Responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Work closely with the Project Artist and WHALE Arts Creative Programme Manager to help develop the Play Sense Create programme.
  • Research and investigation into appropriate methodology, techniques, programme content and structure with young people with disabilities and their families, support organisations, charities and health professionals.
  • Support young people to participate in sessions.
  • Have responsibility for Child Protection and Health and Safety during sessions.
  • Communication and co-ordination with participants and their families
  • Outreach and communication with partner organisations ( cultural organisations, schools, third sector, social work, health professionals )
  • Work with partners to deliver suitable engagement opportunities, workshops and trips.
  • Deliver and coordinate and exhibitions and sharing events.
  • Monitor, document and evaluate participation using WHALE Arts’ systems and participative methods.
  • Work with the Creative Programme Manager to ensure all project funding requirements are met, reports completed and effective communication maintained with funders.
  • Take part in relevant training.


Essential skills

  • A commitment to and understanding of the importance of best practice in creative learning projects and programmes.
  • Educated to degree level in arts, education, or community work – or able to demonstrate equivalent experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work without supervision and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum 3 years experience in:

  • Working with and engaging children and young people in creative activity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting disabled young people and best practice to support participation
  • Developing and delivering engaging creative projects with and learners with additional support needs and disabilities.
  • Project co-ordination including project research and planning, budgeting, partnership working, monitoring and evaluation.

You can find our more information and download an application pack on WHALE Arts website here.

Applications should arrive at WHALE Arts Agency no later than midday on Monday 25th February. Late applications will not be considered.

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 your most recent employer.
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Contact Details:

Kate Griffin
Creative Programme Manager

WHALE Arts Centre,
30 Westburn Grove,
EH14 2SA

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