Community Engagement Manager, London Borough of Culture 2020
Brent: London Borough of Culture 2020
Brent Council won the bid to be London Borough of Culture for 2020. The Mayor's London Borough of Culture award is a new initiative by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to celebrate the wealth of creativity across every corner of London.
The London Borough of Culture title will put Brent on London's centre stage in 2020. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate life in Brent, showcase what Brent is about to other Londoners and create a cultural programme which will leave a lasting legacy. See the website for more info at: https://www.brentculture2020.co.uk/
We want people who don't know Brent to discover it in 2020, and those who do to enjoy celebrating everything that's special, intriguing and ground-breaking about their incredible corner of London.
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Engagement Manager will play a substantial role in strategically leading on the engagement for Brent's Borough of Culture programme. You will ensure Brent communities are engaged, involved in, and benefitting from the London Borough of Culture programme as it is developed and delivered up to and over 2020. In this setting, you will have the opportunity to develop meaningful connections and strategic partnerships between arts and non-arts organisations, groups, communities and individuals across the Borough. You will also act as an advocate for Brent Borough of Culture 2020 and represent the council at public and community events.
You are someone with demonstrable networking and advocacy skills and the ability to connect with and build effective working relationships with a diverse range of people and organisations. You have substantial and proven experience of successfully using a wide range of community engagement tools and techniques to effect positive change.
Your track record in stakeholder management means you have excellent organisation and communication skills for planning and managing events, engaging internal and external stakeholders, and recruiting and developing volunteers.
- In depth knowledge and understanding of the people and places of Brent and the local cultural context
- Understanding of the theory and practice of effective community engagement an asset-based approaches
- Awareness of barriers to arts and cultural participation and how to overcome these and the ability to communicate with participants who have limited experience of the arts
- Clear understanding of equality and diversity issues in service delivery and commitment to implementing the Council's Equalities policies
Closing Date: Sunday 4 November 2018 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
For more information on Brent London Borough of Culture please visit http://www.brentculture2020.co.uk/
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.More Info:
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