Back to Ours – Project Assistant – Salary: £18-£20k – Closing Date – 2PM on Tuesday 24th October 2017


Creative People and Places (CPP) Programme – Back to Ours

This is an outstanding opportunity for a capable and ambitious producer seeking to play a key role in the delivery of Back to Ours, the newest of 21 projects in the Arts Council England’s national Creative People and Places (CPP) programme.

Project Assistant

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £18-£20k. Negotiable / subject to experience.

Fixed Term until 31st December 2019 with potential for renewal


The main purpose of this role is to help Back to Ours play an active role in delivering the City’s Cultural Strategy 2016-2026, bringing the arts to life in homes, workplaces, libraries, public spaces, health and education settings. Sharing the lessons learned through in-depth evaluation. You will help to achieve this by:

  • Providing day to day administrative support to the Director, the partners and the rest of the Back to Ours team.
  • Coordinating and facilitating project meetings, events and appointments, booking rooms/refreshments and minuting these meetings, take dictation and provide general assistance in presentations as required.
  • Overseeing all marketing and PR activity in line with procured services, supporting the development of materials and content for use via the key communication methods.
  • Collating and recording participant data for all projects, helping to assess the impact of the Back to Ours programme.
  • Assisting the producers with the recruitment and support of artists, other freelancers, casual staff and volunteers, ensuring they have adequate supervision, support and training.
  • Assisting with the organisation of events, ensuring maximum publicity.
  • Working with the rest of the team to ensure accurate and timely communications, supporting the development of marketing and audience development plans for all individual projects.

The post holder must be flexible with a passion and knowledge about the arts and creative sector. They will have experience in establishing and maintaining effective administrative systems. The post holder also will have the ability to meet tight deadlines with proven organisational and prioritising skills. Experience of project/programme monitoring and evaluation would be an advantage but is not essential. A detailed job description and job specification is available on request. To apply for this role your application should comprise:

  • A short covering letter including full daytime and evening contact details (maximum 1 page).
  • A written statement setting our why you are applying and summarising your experience, interests and qualifications for the job. (Maximum 4 pages A4).
  • Please include contact details for at least 2 employment referees.
  • Your CV (maximum 4 pages long)
  • The attached Equal Opportunities form

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This post is subject to a Standard Disclosure & Barring Service Check and Satisfactory References.

Applications should be returned to no later than 2PM on Tuesday 24th October 2017. Interviews will take place between Wednesday 8th-Friday 10th November 2017.  If you haven’t heard from us by this date, please accept that on this occasion your

application has not been successful

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