£51,309 - £62,697 pa
Newham is one of the most diverse, vibrant and young boroughs in the country and it is our ambition to unleash this intercultural expression; to make new opportunities available which reflect the interests of all communities; to link them to the rich new offer shortly to and extend participation at all levels. The production of a cultural strategy will demonstrate our role as both a truly international London borough and creative and cultural world powerhouse.
Newham will become a beacon for inclusive and transformative cultural activity for London. We have a fabulous opportunity for an experienced leader with a strong background in the cultural sector to work as a key part of our new Community Wealth Building Division for 6 - 9 months to co-design a cultural strategy. Working directly for our Director of Community Wealth Building and directly elected Mayor the cultural strategist role this role would lead an exciting journey to establish a truly inspirational cultural strategy for our residents. This will involve re-imagining our current offer with full participation from our existing and future partners. Our cultural sector already includes nationally funded leaders such as Theatre Royal and East London Dance. It also includes Three Mills Film studios and dynamic grassroots organisations such as Rosetta Arts, Bow Arts, Iroko and J’s Dance Factory. 2022 will see the arrival of a dazzling array of many of the world’s leading arts and cultural institutions as they begin moving into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Saddler’s Wells, BBC Music, the V and A and Smithsonian museums, London College of Fashion and University College London.
Newham has one of the largest regeneration programmes in the country across our 8 major town centres and 3 estates. The Elizabeth Line has five stations in the borough and will be known as the cultural line because of the investment in arts projects around the key stations and the way it increases transport linkages between so many cultural venues across the capital. Our borough is also home of the only Enterprise Zone in London - in the Royal Docks. Culture will play a key role in place-making as part of both the interim and permanent developments such as the internationally renowned Solider of Orange revolving music theatre set to open at Royal Albert Dock later this year.
This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced strategic leader with a strong background in the cultural sector to work as a key part of our new Community Wealth Building Division for 6 - 9 months to create a cultural strategy which will truly complement our Community Wealth Building and Inclusive Economy Strategies.
Join us and help us change the lives of our residents
For additional information about this role please contact:
Daniel Hill on 02033736926 or at Daniel.Hill@newham.gov.uk
Jane Sherwood on 02033738239 or at Jane.Sherwood@newham.gov.uk
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
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