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Dance Development Leaders Group (DDLG)

Digital Content Manager

Invitation to TENDER – Dance Development Leaders Group (DDLG) Audacious Ambitious Infrastructure Project

Contract Length: February 2023 – June 2024

Fee: £6,000 (excluding of VAT)

DDLG Overview: Dance Development Leaders Group. The Dance Development Leaders Group is a network of dance professionals from across the West Midlands. (DDLG) Audacious Ambitious Infrastructure Project aims to:-

  • strengthen the region wide network of dance participation leaders
  • diversify the people and voices who lead the work of DDLG
  • support growth in the dance sector and new business models
  • enhance talent retention and development opportunities
  • build digital opportunities to innovate and build new audiences for dance, especially young people.

Project Brief

The project has two distinct phases:

The first is a consultation and design phase, working with DDLG members to develop an approach to digital content and presence that is appropriate to the DDLG context. Once this is in place, the second phase involves digital content support and co-ordination, the nature of which will become clear through the first phase.

Specific tasks include:

  • Develop the DDLG brand tone, language and guidelines and disseminate this to the DDLG membership.
  • Create and service DDLG social media platforms including writing a strategy, collaborating with others and collating original and engaging material from DDLG membership
  • Research and identify current and potential audiences
  • Set up and maintain communication through digital communication methods including padlets, e-bulletins, e-flyers, websites
  • Build relationships and work closely with other DDLG What Next workforce to ensure a joined-up approach and maximise potential
  • Ensure access, inclusion and equality is built into all the work and approaches to mirror DDLG’s core values
  • Deliver monthly updates, reports and presentations as required on work progress and impact
  • Act as a key point of contact for liaison and co-ordination for digital content and profile
  • Attend key meetings and events as required
  • Maintain DDLG’s positive reputation and not bring it into dispute

Who we think you may be and what you will know:

  • Aware of the arts sector, with a passion for dance and digital communications
  • Knowledge and experience in participation, young people and working with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience and knowledge of effective digital content and communication strategies and approaches
  • Experience in and a passion for access and inclusion
  • An excellent communicator with an ability to diversify tone to fit intended audience
  • A proactive, creative approach
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Open, personable and warm with a genuine approach to work and people
  • Ability to work through a combination of remote and in person working

We recognise that this list is not exhaustive and may not be wholly accurate. We welcome applications from a range of people and organisations who believe they have the skill set required to fulfil the role successfully.

To Apply

Proposals should include the following information:

1. An itemised outline submitted via written, video or audio file to include:

  • What interests you about this project; what previous experience you bring; and how you approach collaborative working.
  • Breakdown of your anticipated fees, costs, and expenses, plus any details

2. Weblinks to 2-3 pieces of recent work that are relevant to this project.

3. Endorsements from two current/previous collaborators.

4. Full contact details including: Company Name (if appropriate); Full name; Full postal address, Email address, Telephone number; and Website, PLUS:

  • If you are a limited company registered with Companies House, please provide your company registration number and your registered office (if different from your correspondence address)
  • If you’re a sole trader or a non-limited company, we will carry out a credit check in advance using the personal details supplied

Proposals will be assessed on relevant experience, suitability, ability to deliver within the timeframe, and value for money.

Please send to dancedevelopmentleadersgroup@gmail.com

Recruitment Process & Timeline

  • Deadline for applications: Thursday 9th February 2023, 12 midday
  • Shortlisting and notification of interviews: Friday 10th February 2023
  • Interviews: W/C Monday 13th February 2023