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Westminster City Council

Archived: Creative Enterprise Manager

Ref: WCC607412
Salary range: £50,757 – £53,799 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Temporary for 24 months
Closing date: 18 April 2023
Contact details for an informal discussion: Nathan Vasey, Westminster Investment Service Manager via email at

The Role:

As a Creative Enterprise Manager you can make your own powerful contribution by leading our new North Paddington Creative Enterprise Programme – aimed at growing its creative and cultural economy.

North Paddington (spanning Westbourne, Queens Park and Harrow Road wards) has a rich and diverse creative and cultural sector, grown out of local community movements deeply rooted in the area. The birthplace of Notting Hill Carnival costume design, home to the BBC’s recording studios since 1946 and location for West End rehearsals.

Despite this, North Paddington ranks bottom for start-up business growth, is the one of the most deprived areas in the UK, and has suffered a loss of creative production space and activity in recent years. Taking a new approach, developed alongside local stakeholders and internal services, you’ll be the Programme’s main facilitator, lead planner, coordinator, budget holder and delivery manager; and the authority on governance and monitoring.

Ultimately, everything you do will work towards the Programme’s three objectives.

  • To amplify creativity by boosting grassroots activity, including a new Creative Network of SMEs and individual artists.
  • Expand our portfolio of affordable workspaces by securing new sites and creating the infrastructure and opportunities for creative production and inclusive growth.
  • And strengthening connections with local and wider Westminster-based arts and cultural organisations to support youth and adult outreach and participation programmes, networking, careers and mentoring.

This is a unique opportunity to drive creativity that’s experienced and enjoyed on a daily basis. You’ll also deliver genuine inclusive growth benefits to communities across North Paddington.

About You:

It’s important that you’ve led high-quality, impactful creative industry programmes before.

Used to tackling creative production, economic development and community engagement challenges, you’ll bring the in-depth understanding to expertly advise and support businesses wanting to grow.

Equally, you’ll need the proven project management skills to maximise budgets, and have an inspirational gravitas that inspires our diverse stakeholders, organisations and end users towards a common goal.

The Council is committed to achieving diverse shortlists to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. We especially encourage applications from a global majority background and, while the role is open to all applicants, we will utilise the positive action provisions of the Equality Act 2010 to appoint a candidate from a global majority background where there is a choice between two candidates of equal merit. If you are from a Global Majority background, you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.

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What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to over 250,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit

As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.