Cultural Engagement Officer

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£20,431 - £22,427
15 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Part Time

This job is temporary for up to 18 months to provide backfill for a specific project.

Working pattern: 28 hours per week (flexible but ideally to include Tuesday to Thursday).  Includes some evening and weekend working.

Kirklees Museums and Galleries has been awarded National Lottery Heritage Funding for “Bringing out the Best: A bright new future for Kirklees Heritage”. The funding is part of the NLHF’s Resilient Heritage programme. This post will provide backfill during the course of the project to allow team members capacity to deliver the project.

We are looking for a for a committed, organised, creative and enthusiastic senior team member with a passion for the positive and powerful impact that museums and galleries have on audiences.  This post will focus on increasing audiences by ensuring strong and lasting engagement with visitors, volunteers, communities and partners, and through highly effective communication and marketing.  In particular, this post will lead on maximising the impacts of learning in all its forms taking inspiration from our wonderful collections and sites.

You will be able to engage effectively with people at all levels, including community groups, volunteers, friends organisations, businesses, elected members and education institutes. You will be a confident experienced team player with experience of working in the heritage sector and with great marketing and communication skills.

Requirements for this job:

  • Experience of managing and developing heritage education and outreach programmes.
  • Knowledge and experience of audience development, marketing and communications.
  • Experience of working on successful fundraising programmes.
  • Experience of developing community programmes including health and wellbeing and volunteer development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people at various levels.
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff.
  • Ability to effectively manage performance and demonstrate impact.
  • Experience of budget and resource monitoring and management.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of organisations/sectors.
  • Experience of developing systems and processes necessary to manage large and complex programmes and to obtain and analyse market intelligence.
  • Experience of successful project management.

An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check will be required for this job.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

If you are a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and you have successfully completed your probation period your application for this job will be treated as a secondment.  Applications will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed Secondment Permission Form signed by your manager.

In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile. CVs will not be accepted.