We are seeking a new Culture and Events Manager with the dynamism, energy, and experience to help the borough achieve its ambitions for culture.
Southwark has always been a centre of creative excellence with a vast cultural footprint that sets it on the international stage. All the way from its docks and bridges lining the River Thames, down to its greener edges in the south, there are world-class galleries, museums, colleges, and community libraries with busy events calendars. We are home to makers and creators, film sets and festivals, spaces and studios. The people living, working and studying in Southwark, and our growing visitor numbers, all contribute to this diverse, unrivalled cultural landscape.
We consider culture as an essential driver for social well-being and economic prosperity. We believe that it enriches communities and contributes to a sense of place and identity.
The council's commitment to culture is articulated in Creative Southwark: the council's cultural strategy. This is strengthened by the Council Plan priorities which include setting up a Creative Enterprise Zone in the borough and ensuing that all primary schools children get an annual visit to the theatre. The council has recently announced that its plans to become London's first "Cultural Compact" borough.
Working with the Head of Culture you will ensure the effective delivery of Culture, Events and Arts services, contributing to the delivery of the Council's key priorities and overall performance.
You will be responsible for the provision of leadership, financial and strategic direction and day to day management of culture, arts and events services.
You will lead on the delivery of Creative Southwark, the culture and events services, film locations contract, culture grants programme, major events and festivals and the operational management of a small arts and events team.
You will provide advice and support for cultural institutions and organisations in the borough, supporting the development of new and emerging organisations, developing meanwhile use, pop up spaces , developing new public spaces. You will fulfil an advisory role in areas such culture and regeneration, and cultural infrastructure.
Key to success in the role will be your ability to work with internal and external partners to deliver the council's priorities.
We are looking for someone who has the skills, experience, energy and creativity to deliver the highest quality cultural services to the residents of Southwark.
If this sounds like your next career move, please apply online.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Closing date: 17th November 2019
Assessment and interview 6th December 2019
Additional Salary Details
JNC Benefits - Grade 14 - £50,280 - £62,991