Arts Development Officer

Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT
£24,313 - £27,905
03 Sep 2019
01 Oct 2019
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Wychavon District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Wychavon district is also ranked as second best rural place to live in the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.

We share a Chief Executive/Managing Director and a joint management team with Malvern Hills District Council.  Whilst they retain their own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.

Arts Development Officer
Up to 37 Hours per week (Worked over 7 days) Part time working arrangements considered.
£24,313 - £27,905 pro rata per annum

There is a thriving arts scene in Wychavon, with established arts venues in our 3 towns; Pershore, Evesham and Droitwich. Our village communities have a thriving voluntary and community sector encompassing the arts. The Council has established two arts network across the District (covering the North and South of the District) to help with the co-ordination and promote networking opportunities.

More recently the Council has used the arts to positively impact on Health and Wellbeing issues, including helping people achieve a healthy weight and using singing, story telling  and physical activity to help address dementia. The Council is particularly keen to expand this area of arts development.

‘Enlighten’ is an exciting lighting capital project within the town of Evesham, further information can be found on the following link: - A umber of elements of the creative light trail have been completed, work on a light projection to the Almonry Museum is currently underway and future phases have been identified.

The Arts Development Officer would be part of the Community Development Team, which has an established practice of working with our communities and in partnership with our voluntary and community sector in the delivery of schemes and initiatives

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in the arts and of using the arts as a tool for improving the Health and well-being of participants
  • Knowledge of Voluntary groups and organisations.
  • Knowledge of funding sources and arts / wellbeing initiatives
  • Experience of managing projects (including capital projects)
  • Experience of working in rural areas
  • Ability to organise own workload to meet competing priorities
  • High levels of attention to detail/accuracy
  • Experience developing a varied range of initiatives / programmes with communities, private/public/voluntary organisations
  • Knowledge of safeguarding, equality and health and safety legislation
  • Able to work as a team player
  • Effective communication and networking skills






To discuss the post or for further information, please call Jem Teal on 01386 565204

Closing date: 29th September 2019

Interview date: 14th October 2019

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