The starting salary for this position is £6,434 per annum for working 7.2 hours per week. The role is offered as a 12-month fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity.
About Surrey Hills Arts
Surrey Hills Arts is a partnership between Surrey County Council Arts Service and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It aims to engage and inspire people in the outstanding natural landscape through an imaginative programme across the arts, promoting heritage, health and tourism. Over the past fifteen years, we have delivered innovative landscape projects engaging local communities and developing emerging artists.
Surrey Hills 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. Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to our organisation, and we are committed to its development at all levels of the organisation.
We have a strong reputation for delivering adventurous and diverse arts programmes 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. For more information about Surrey Hills Arts please click here.
We are looking for a committed, highly motivated and enthusiastic Arts Officer to support the innovative Surrey Hills Arts programme. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly organised individual to contribute to existing projects whilst developing new work that connects our diverse communities to the Surrey Hills landscape and develops artists across the art forms.
You will be supported to work remotely or from a base or bases in the area.
This exciting role requires someone who can forge effective working relationships with a range of internal and external partners.
We’re looking for someone who:
- Is innovative, creative and highly motivated with a passion for culture/outdoor arts
- Is organised and good at time management
- Has experience of working as part of a team in an arts/community environment
- Has knowledge and appreciation across the art forms
- Is willing to take the lead as well as a supporting role on projects
- Has proficient IT skills, can accurately manage databases, and can undertake administrative tasks
- Is an effective communicator both verbally and in writing
- Has marketing and design skills (the role will involve working with Creative Suite but it is not essential that you have experience of using this)
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.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th September 2022 with interviews to follow on 20th September.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List check will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Ali Clarke, Programme Manager for Surrey Hills Arts, by email at email@example.com.
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 (pro rata for part time staff), 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.