Culture Officer

7 days left

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£27,800 - £37,600 per annum
15 Oct 2020
05 Nov 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Celebrating and preserving the unique cultural and environmental character of the borough is a major focus of this department, which includes Planning and Borough Development, Transport and Highways, Libraries, Environmental Health, Community Safety and Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services. Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs, with a multitude of beautiful buildings, museums and parks. The planning team ensure any new building projects are undertaken with consideration to our residents, as well as our skyline. If you are passionate about the environment, and the support services required to keep it safe, clean and green, take a look at our vacancies and join our dedicated team.

The Role:

Joining the busy Arts, Filming & Events Team, you will manage a range of projects as part of the Council’s Culture Plan and promote its overall aims, objectives and values.

This comprises the coordination of accessible creative and cultural programming for the benefit of the borough’s residents, especially young people, maximising existing and new provision through partnership working and effective promotion.

You will coordinate and deliver marketing and communications across a variety of platforms, collecting, collating and sharing information, generating PR for activity delivering the Culture Plan and promoting the local arts and culture community.

You will provide advice and support to local arts and culture organisations seeking funding, resource and development opportunities, and through the coordination of networking opportunities, cultural participation activity and information exchange.

For more information on the role, please see the Job Description

About You:

Experience working in an arts development context and of developing and managing participative arts projects and curated programmes

A demonstrable understanding of the process of commissioning artists and arts organisations, and best practice in community engagement

Awareness of the professional development needs of the arts and culture sector in London

Ability to undertake fundraising, and to effectively manage project budgets

Experience of developing and working effectively in partnership, especially in building links between private, public and voluntary sectors

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively to a wide range of people, such as council officers, and other statutory and voluntary organisations

Able to work on own initiative, and as part of a team, with excellent and ability to time work effectively under pressure.

Role Requirements:

  • Manage a range of Culture Plan projects, from development and planning, to promotion, delivery and evaluation, building partnerships and tracking outputs, to ensure they support excellence in ambition, creativity, and delivery, and encourage cultural engagement and wellbeing for all residents.
  • Manage the Service’s grant schemes, from the assessment and monitoring of applications to the promotion and evaluation of successful projects.
  • Deliver effective internal and external communications on activities and initiatives as part of the Culture Plan, across platforms including websites, e-bulletins and social media.
  • Advise and support the local arts and culture community by sharing information, professional development and funding opportunities, and brokering new partnerships.
  • Contribute to funding strategies through the preparation of funding bids and sponsorship packages, assist with monthly monitoring of the budget, and maximise internal and external funding support for the development and delivery of the Culture Plan.
  • Provide best practice advice and guidance to support the embedding of arts and culture within service delivery across the Council, identify and resolve risks and help others to develop their knowledge, understanding and expertise on the positive role of arts and culture.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.