Programme Manager, ROH Bridge (Essex)


£21,409 per annum, part-time (3 days (24 hours) per week)

(Equivalent to £35,681.00 per annum full-time)

Fixed-term contract to March 2022

Operating out of Purfleet office with some regional travel and home working.

The Royal Opera House is part of Arts Council England`s network of `Bridge` organisations, providing a bridge between the arts and education sectors, and supporting the goal of enabling every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries. The Royal Opera House Bridge operates in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and North Kent.

We`re looking for a dynamic individual who shares our passion for improving young people`s access to creative and cultural learning. You will have a strong background of project management in the arts, culture or heritage sectors and/or experience of working strategically to promote cultural participation amongst children and young people. You will be excited by the idea of working with partners from a range of different sectors to make change happen for children and young people in Essex.

Working alongside our Senior Strategy Manager and our School Engagement Manager for Essex, you`ll work strategically to help us to invest in great programmes of creative and cultural learning, inspire new partnerships between cultural organisations and schools, improve schools` ability to offer cultural learning, and influence local and regional policymakers on the importance of the arts and culture.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A track record of project management in an arts, culture or heritage education context and a commitment to advocating the importance of the arts, culture and heritage to children and young people.
  • Experience of working strategically to strengthen and sustain opportunities for young people to engage with cultural learning and attracting investment to such work.
  • Excellent knowledge of the current arts and cultural education and youth arts context.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a range of backgrounds and professional contexts.A commitment to collaborative working, and an understanding of the needs of successful partnership working.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to considering requests for flexible work patterns.

This role will be based at the Royal Opera House Learning and Participation office at the High House Production Park in Purfleet, with a requirement for travel within the Bridge region and some work at Covent Garden. There will be scope for some home working when working in the field.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. Contact the Human Resources Department on hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or Tel: +44 (0)20 7212 9631 if you have any access requirements or queries.

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 8.00 am, Thursday 22 November 2018. Interviews will be held on 30 November 2018.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.




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