Exciting opportunity to join the dynamic team at WHALE Arts!

Location: WHALE Arts Centre with significant outreach and detached work in the Wester Hailes area.
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week worked flexibly to meet the demands of the post, including evenings and weekends where required.
Contract Length: Fixed term contract February / March 2019 – September / October 2020
Salary: £24,193
Deadline: 13:00 on Tuesday 29th January 2019

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, ‘Creative, Connected, Community’ is an exciting 3 year programme that will use Creative Placemaking to deliver a lasting, transformational, community-led change for Wester Hailes.

Pivotal to the success of this approach is an innovative new Creative Placemaking role. The postholder will work with local residents in the different neighbourhoods of Wester Hailes to develop and deliver a programme of regular creative activities, one-off events, and participatory public art installations that respond to local assets and aspirations.

This is a 36 month project which started in September 2017. The post holder will be taking over from someone who has been in post since the start of the project. Handover time with the current post holder will be built into the induction for the new post holder.

Main Activities and Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure the views, assets and aspirations of local people underpin all aspects of the project.
  • To manage and, at times, directly deliver a programme of creative placemaking activities in Wester Hailes – including regular creative sessions, one-off events and public artworks.
  • Recruit and line manage artists, sessional workers and volunteers to deliver and support projects.
  • Setting and controlling project budgets in line with WHALE Arts’ finance systems.
  • Develop and manage a range of volunteer opportunities within the creative placemaking programme.
  • Develop and support a voluntary steering group to assist with planning and delivery of creative community activities and Wester Hailes’ 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
  • Create partnership opportunities with local community organisations, public bodies, creative and cultural partners.
  • Plan, coordinate and deliver community events.
  • Utilise and develop volunteering policies, procedures and databases.
  • Monitor and evaluate participation using central WHALE Arts’ systems and participative methods, in line with funding requirements.
  • Ensure a legacy of best practice and sustained community participation.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of the ‘Creative, Connected, Community’ placemaking programme towards target outputs and outcomes.
  • Ensure all project funding requirements are met, reports completed and effective communication maintained with funders.

Other Duties

  • To be a key holder, opening and securing the building out of office hours where required.
  • To carry out regular reception duties to cover receptionist.
  • To support the development of the WHALE Arts Agency programme, systems, policies and procedures.
  • To comply with relevant WHALE Arts Agency policies.
  • To undertake any relevant training in relation to the post.

Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may, from time-to-time, be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

For the full job spec and to apply please visit http://www.whalearts.co.uk/vacancies/vacancy-creative-placemaking-project-lead/