We are looking for three people with a demonstrable working knowledge of creative businesses and exceptional communication skills to help us drive this ambitious new business development programme for the cultural sector. You will have practical knowledge and be passionate about supporting creative businesses and freelancers to start-up and grow. Ideal candidates will have the skills and an innovative approach to programming events to engage businesses and the knowledge to support individual businesses, signposting them to the advice they need.
You will be the face and the voice of this high profile programme which will see you working with creative businesses, organisations, cultural hubs, creative networks and existing business support services.
You will be a natural networker, able to juggle a complex workload and manage multiple stakeholders.
You will be based in one of three counties: East Sussex, Kent or Essex. These posts are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the posts are hosted by Thurrock Council but you will be an agile worker, basing yourself in your locality and immersing yourself in the creative sector.
We are open to job share arrangements if you are someone who wants the flexibility to still focus on your other commitments as well as supporting this innovative new venture.
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) works to accelerate growth in the economy. This is part of a portfolio of initiatives to build a more self-sustaining creative and cultural infrastructure in the South East. Led by Thurrock Council, partners have secured European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) to deliver SECCADS. Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the and the .
Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. Job share applications are also welcome. Most departments operate a system of flexible working hours.
Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the and the . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent , and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
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