The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. The role is offered as a 12 month fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity.
About Surrey Arts
Surrey Arts is part of Surrey County Council’s Cultural Services, and our values support our vision, shape our culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.
We are the lead partner for both the Surrey Music Education Hub and the Cultural Education Partnerships alongside community based cultural projects that the team delivers. Our aim is to work in partnership to achieve our mission of “changing lives through world class arts”.
Surrey Arts is an ambitious and forward-thinking organisation that places our residents at the centre of our work. We are committed to developing the service as a genuinely inclusive organisation, fostering a culture of belonging where all are respected and valued and one that meets the needs of the whole, diverse community of Surrey. Equity, diversity and inclusion are central to our organisation, and we are committed to its development at all levels of the organisation as outlined in our EDI strategy.
We have a strong reputation for delivering vibrant and diverse cultural arts programmes for residents across Surrey. Maintaining strong partnerships are vital to the way in which we work, and we have an established network of local, regional and national partners including Surrey’s Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs).
We are looking for a committed, highly motivated and enthusiastic Coordinator to support the work of the team in putting on an exciting programme of cultural events. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organised individual to contribute to a new ambitious programme that celebrates culture and puts diversity and inclusion at the heart of our celebrations for Summer 2022 and beyond.
You will be supported to work remotely or from a base or bases in the area.
This exciting role demands someone who can forge effective working relationships with a range of internal and external partners, taking into consideration the needs of our communities across the region as well as creating and establishing new work to deepen and diversify our offer.
The Ideal Candidate
We’re looking for someone who:
- Is innovative, creative and highly motivated with a passion for culture
- Is experienced in managing, monitoring and delivering a successful programme of events
- Has arts marketing and promotion experience
- Has proven experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Has experience and understanding of the cultural landscape, with particular reference to stakeholders and funding
- Has successful experience developing and managing partnerships with external organisations and building positive relationships with stakeholders
- Has experience of deploying, and directing staff
- Has knowledge and understanding of effective evaluation processes within an arts and culture context and proven experience of risk management and mitigations
- Is an organised and effective communicator, able to work both autonomously and as part of the wider Surrey Arts management team
- Is willing and able to support the work across Surrey and outside of normal working hours
You should also have a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle as the role will require travel within the county.
We would love to hear from you if you share our passion for culture and you would like to help to develop an inspirational programme of cultural activity.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18th May 2022 with interviews to follow.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Lee, Service Manager for Surrey Arts, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.