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Wakefield Council

Archived: Cultural Development Officer

Location: Wakefield One, Burton St, Wakefield WF1 2EB

Salary: £24,799 to £26,999 Grade 7

37 hours per week

Permanent Package

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Access to an occupational pension scheme
  • A range of employee benefits including; healthcare, public transport and gym memberships discount

We are looking to appoint a new Cultural Development Officer who can demonstrate that they have dynamism, energy and experience to help us to achieve our aspirations for culture.

The district of Wakefield is home to a rich and diverse range of cultural organisations from the Hepworth Wakefield; the Yorkshire Sculpture Park; the Art House to the Theatre Royal Wakefield including the Council’s Libraries and Museums and Castles services.

The Council has long recognised the positive benefits of investing in cultural and creative provision. We know that creativity and culture has the power to drive physical and social regeneration; build individual and community confidence, support learning and skills; promote inclusion and diversity; and support our mental and physical wellbeing.

Above all, we believe that opportunities to be creative and experience culture are a fundamental source of enjoyment for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, undoubtedly helping people and places to thrive.

Working with the Cultural Development Manager, the Cultural Development Officer will be responsible for the day to day delivery of our cultural grants schemes and commissioning programmes. It is essential that you have the ability to work effectively with internal and a range of external partners to deliver the Council’s priorities.

We are looking for someone who has the skills, experience, energy and creativity to deliver the highest cultural services to our residents across Wakefield district.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

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Job reference: 224628

Application closing date: 6 December 2019

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