Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place where people want to live, raise a family, and start a business. It’s also a fantastic place to work, as we do all we can to improve the lives of residents and maintain the borough’s reputation as an attractive place to visit and invest in. We’re looking for candidates with drive, tenacity and creativity to help us build on our successes as the Mayor of London’s first-ever London Borough of Culture and so expectations, confidence and ambitions are high.
We are looking for people to join the Culture and Heritage team with a range of skills and experience that add to and complement the existing team’s expertise. Our focus is to ensure that Waltham Forest continues to grow as a borough of culture supporting and empowering our local artists, creative sector and diverse communities to deliver inclusive, relevant and high-quality cultural activities. We also work closely with our colleagues in economic growth to boost the reopening of our high streets, deliver longer term cultural infrastructure projects and connect people to jobs. We need to ensure we achieve all of this in a sustainable way by maximising our commercial opportunities and responding effectively to the climate emergency.
A key member of the new creative engagement team, you will contribute to a thriving cultural borough by creating and delivering a strategy for embedding learning and skills development and pathways across the culture programme including arts, events, exhibitions, activities to agreed outcomes. You will work closely with the Business and Skills teams to develop programmes to support the borough’s jobs recovery programme.
- To manage and broker the relationship with formal and informal learning settings, including schools and tertiary education, including the Culture Education Partnership across the culture and heritage programme
Your priority will be to ensure that our offer meets the needs of our schools and young people to support their development, wellbeing and provide opportunities to better connect with local and regional opportunities and connect people with jobs in line with Waltham Forest’s public service strategy.
You will be a great communicator, have a creative approach and bring experience of the sector.
Waltham Forest Council recognises that diversity is a strength and what people bring through their personal experiences, background and identity significantly enhances our ability to deliver to our staff and residents. Therefore we would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background, those who identify as disabled and individuals from the LGBTQI+ community.
In your application, please make sure you show how you can meet the job specific accountabilities and demonstrate the experience required. For further information or a discussion, please contact Lorna Lee email@example.com
How to Apply
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