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Wokingham Borough Council

Archived: Senior Cultural Development Officer

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate arts and culture professional who is able to promote and advocate the value of arts and culture to the lives of our residents and contribution to a thriving economy. This is a strategic and developmental role where you will embed arts and culture into the work of the Council, ensuring effective alignment with other key corporate priorities and strategies. You will co-ordinate the implementation of the Wokingham Borough Council Arts and Culture strategy, working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the key objectives. You will actively develop other new and existing partnerships, such as the Cultural Education Partnership, to deliver positive outcomes for the cultural sector in the Borough, the Council and its communities. You will help enable the Cultural Alliance (the Alliance) to operate as the key partnership for delivering Arts & Culture initiatives.

You will be highly organised with excellent communication, negotiation and persuasion skills who is able to advocate and drive forward the arts and culture agenda across the Council, its partners and the Borough’s communities. You will also have strong project management skills and experienced in developing and cultural programmes to a wide range of audiences, able to realise the benefits of arts and culture across a range of different agendas including community cohesion, health and wellbeing, and economic development.

This post is a 2 year, fixed term contract.
Salary: £39,571 – £44,624 per annum

Closing date: Sunday 25th September, 11pm

Click here for more information and to apply.

Interviews for the position are planned to take place on both Monday 3rd and Friday 7th October (subject to change). Please note, if shortlisted you will need to be available for both dates.

For an informal, confidential discussion about this role, please contact the recruiting manager Frances Haywood, Economic Development and Growth Team at

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