Nesta

Creative Producer

£30k-£35k (part-time salary, 22.5 hours per week plus excellent benefits)
Blackfriars, London – Hybrid Working

We are recruiting for a Creative Producer

About Nesta

We are Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good. We design, test and scale solutions to society’s biggest problems. Our three missions are to give every child a fair start, help people live healthy lives, and create a sustainable future where the economy works for both people and the planet.

For over 20 years, we have worked to support, encourage and inspire innovation. We work in three roles: as an innovation partner working with frontline organisations to design and test new solutions, as a venture builder supporting new and early stage businesses, and as a system shaper creating the conditions for innovation.
Harnessing the rigour of science and the creativity of art and design, we work relentlessly to change millions of lives for the better.

Nesta’s Arts Practice, one of five practices at Nesta, believe that art and innovation are intricately connected in a way that benefits us all. We collaborate with artists to bring fresh perspectives and new approaches to mission-led innovation. We experiment with creative technologies to help drive and deliver large-scale social impact and we unleash the power of storytelling to raise awareness and galvanise action.
Find out more at nesta.org.uk.

How will a Creative Producer contribute to Nesta’s success?

  • Using your outstanding skills and experience within the creative economy, arts and culture you will lead, advise and support the delivery of Arts practice projects in support of our mission goals.
  • Working across our three missions you will help broker new partnerships and enhance a culture of creative innovation for social good.
  • Passionate and driven by the potential of the arts to catalyse change you will play a key role in supporting the development of our Arts practice, setting and maintaining the highest standards, from concept to execution, for our organisation.

The role

  • Lead the design and delivery of high-calibre arts interventions that support our mission goals.
  • Research and scope new creative approaches to support social innovation and ensure we remain at the forefront of creative innovation for social good.
  • Work closely with our three mission teams to scope, execute and evaluate arts interventions.
  • Write and assess creative briefs.
  • Work with external creatives to develop new artistic experiences that deliver social impact and/or work with specialist content developers to ensure diverse, innovative, immersive and engaging content is produced.
  • Lead regular internal meetings to help facilitate and enhance cross-team collaboration and ensure mission alignment.
  • Ensure quality action research and impact evaluations are scoped and delivered to inform and enhance the longer-term impacts of our work.
  • Lead creative workshops that offer a different approach to problem-solving and utilise creative process in the development of an idea.

The person

  • An experienced and knowledgeable practitioner, working across the creative economy, arts and culture.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. You will need to be agile, solutions focussed and adaptable.
  • Able to build and nurture strong relationships and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills. You can explain complex topics in simple terms and write clearly and concisely. You can adapt your communication to suit different audiences.
  • Confident and able to use evidence (qualitative and quantitative) to inform the design of creative-led interventions. This includes an ability to develop multiple options for an approach, and strategically recommend a way forward based on the evidence.
  • Brings energy and optimism, and can keep the momentum of change going during uncertain or challenging periods of delivery.
  • Knowledge and a practical understanding of using a range of different approaches to measure and talk about impact and learning.
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of creative innovation for social good.

What we offer

Salary: £30k-£35k (FTE of £50k) plus array of benefits, including health cash plans, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more

Location: This role is based in London, hybrid working arrangement

Term: Permanent

Hours: This is a part-time role (22.5 hours). We offer a range of flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to take advantage of them. Many do.

Reports to: Director of Creative Innovation

Making an application

For more information and to apply, visit www.nesta.org.uk/jobs/creative-producer/

To apply for this role, please submit your application before 8:00am on the 11th of July 2022.
Interviews will take place w/c 18th of July 2022.

At Nesta, we believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.

We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.

This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements.

Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.