Wandsworth Council is recruiting two part time Arts and Culture Programme and Partnership Managers. In December 2021, Wandsworth Council adopted an ambition ten year Arts and Culture Strategy 2021-31. The strategy sets out we will be innovative, collaborative and successfully embed Arts and Culture at both the heart of Council’s work and within residents’ lives. As we move into delivering this vision, we are expanding the team to manage the different goals within the strategy.
As one of Wandsworth’s Arts and Culture Programme and Partnership Managers, you will be focussing on the delivery and rollout of specific sections of the Arts and Culture Strategy 2021-2031. We are seeking two experienced and dynamic arts professionals to join the team and lead on at least two of the goals outlined in the strategy.
We would particularly welcome experience in:
- Delivering cultural place-shaping as part the borough’s emerging local plan
- Economic growth of the borough to support the existing and helping to grow the borough’s cultural ecology
- Health and wellbeing and delivering joint initiatives with public health, CCGs and social prescribing
- Developing creative and cultural responses to climate change as part of Wandsworth’s drive to be the greenest inner London Borough and carbon neutral by 2030.
- How we champion access for all in every aspect of our work
We welcome a job share arrangement with a view of matching skills and experience to outlined goals. Each part time role would consist of 18 hours per week.
The successful candidates will join a proactive and award-winning Arts 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.
To apply for this role: you will be asked to include your work history and a supporting statement to demonstrate your ability and experience of delivering against at least two of the Arts and Culture Strategy Goals. Please refer to supporting documents including link to Arts and Culture Strategy 2021 – 2031 document and Job Profile attached to the advert.
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: 6th February 2022
Shortlisting Date: W/C 7sth February 2022
Interview Date: W/C 21st February 2022 (TBC)
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
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.