Call for Development Officer, St Helens Local Cultural Education Partnership

Wesley House, Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1HF, deadline 5 September

St.Helens Council is looking to appoint someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about arts and culture in education to the newly created role of Development Officer for the St Helens Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP), which has recently been named as the first Artsmark town in the North West.  

The successful candidate will have knowledge of a wide variety of creative and performing arts and the workings of arts practitioners and the cultural industries alongside a deep understanding of the school curriculum and the current issues affecting schools.  You will have strong organisational and communication skills and will be an excellent negotiator and advocate for the arts with a wide variety of audiences. Key tasks of the role will include:  the finalising of the activity plan and schools’ offer; encouraging buy in by all schools and academies, brokering activities and training for schools with a wide variety of artists and cultural providers; formulating an evaluation framework to measure impact and other outcomes and outputs; manage the LCEP project budget and make regular progress reports to the LCEP steering group and its funders; and being able to successfully draw in additional external funding.

The post was created in partnership with St Helens Council and Curious Minds with funding from Arts Council England and Public Health. Whilst the post has been advertised on a temporary basis till March 2019 there will be the possibility to extend the role beyond this point subject to the success of the candidate in this respect.

The post is for 22.5 hours over 3 days per week term time only plus three extra weeks to a total of 42 weeks per year, temporarily until March 2019, and is subject to a satisfactory DBS and other pre-employment checks.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 5th September 2017

Interview date: Thursday 21st September 2017

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