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Westminster City Council

Archived: Strand-Aldwych Curation Programme Lead

Ref: WCC605490
Salary range: £37,653 – £41,472 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: 24 months fixed with aim to extend
Closing date: 05 February 2023
Contact details for an informal discussion: Joanna Turner, Place Shaping Co-ordinator, 07790387098, or via email: jturner2@westminster.gov.uk

About Us:

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

Innovation and Change in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. Where people use their vision and commitment to open doors for the next generations.

Nothing beats the feeling of helping someone find their passion. At Westminster City Council, our City Lions team helps young local people engage with culture, creativity and dreams. When they came across a lonely, isolated 16-year-old who called himself a failure, they knew what to do. They worked 1-2-1 to find the thing this boy really loved. YouTube, it turned out. But it’s impossible to turn that into a career, right? Wrong. A week later, he was enrolled on the British Film Institute film-making programme. It was the ultimate light-bulb moment. And it turned him into what he is today – a budding Spielberg with a world of opportunity at his feet.

Please view the extraordinary story of the Impossible Dream here.

The Role:

As the Strand Aldwych Curation and Activation Programme Manager, you can make your own powerful contribution, delivering an ambitious events programme for this new public space in the heart of London. Strand-Aldwych is London’s newest West End cultural quarter strandaldwych.org. We’re looking for someone to coordinate an exciting, diverse and ongoing public programme with world-leading partners in higher education, creative, heritage and business. This rewarding work will support the Council’s Head of City Promotions, Events and Film in managing the overall programme.

And that’s where you come in. You’ll work collaboratively with the teams across the Council to deliver activities throughout the calendar year. Working across activity zones from project management to logistics to scheduling, you’ll develop an optimal timetable of activity. As well as this you’ll oversee fundraising and income generation efforts and manage delegated budgets to ensure the programme runs smoothly.

An integral part of this role is organisation. And you’ll need a robust review process that encourages activations and collaborations from local partners and stakeholders. To do this, you’ll attend and prepare material for group meetings and review the quality of proposed activity against our vision framework.

We’re working to embed a diverse and customer-focused culture, through effective budget management to ensure the Strand delivers a distinct, inclusive and sustainable programme. One that discusses topical issues and amplifies partner programmes in a space for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Combining culture, learning and research we want to attract wider audiences and stimulate the local economy.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

With at least five years’ experience delivering ambitious artistic programming, you’ll be confident managing a complex calendar of events and how these can be delivered within a public space. An innovative and creative problem solver, your analytical approach to work and excellent written English will go hand-in-hand with strong negotiating skills as you tackle any and all practical issues you encounter. With excellent inter-personal skills, you’ll integrate quickly into this multi-disciplinary team and effectively collaborate with a range of stakeholders.

Your excellent written and verbal communication skills will ensure succinct and detailed report writing alongside a variety of internal and external communications responsibilities. With a firm understanding of Microsoft Office, your strong organisational skills will ensure all relevant approvals and permissions are in place and you understand how to balance departmental imperatives from public service to creative to commercial.

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. 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 represents the communities we service at all levels. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and are empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit www.westminster.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-strategy-policies-and-reports/equality-duties

We are a multi award winning and forward-thinking Council which appreciates that people work in different ways, and where our staff benefit from working in a range of flexible and agile working patterns.

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.

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