Community Engagement Manager (Fixed Term)

Coventry City of Culture Trust
28,000 - £30,000 gross pa dependent on experience
11 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Coventry City of Culture Trust is looking to appoint an experienced Community Engagement Manager to support the City of Culture activity as we work towards 2021 and beyond. Speaking to a wide demographic of residents in Coventry is vital and this role will be key in creating and maintaining relationships across the city.

This role would suit someone who already has experience of working within communities as a creative practitioner who is able to facilitate conversations to help develop and shape the City of Culture project. Coventry is a city that is significantly younger and more diverse than most cities. With this brings huge opportunity to develop a deep model of consultation that can encourage cultural activism, allow for ideas to be heard, invite creative responses to ideas and above all ensure the city feels ownership of the 2021 year.

Person specifications

• Experience of engaging and working with communities
• Experience of partnership working with communities, young people, community groups, networks and umbrella organisations
• A passion for working with people and empowering and developing the ideas they bring forward
• An interest and passion for the arts and culture and good organisation skills
• Ability to work sensitively in partnership with public and private sector organisations
• Good written, verbal and people communication skills
• Working knowledge of Outlook, Powerpoint, Word and Excel
• Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends
• To be based in or within easy commuting distance of Coventry
• Able to manage personal time, priorities and conflicting deadlines

• Knowledge and experience of the cultural sector in Coventry
• Experience of working with vulnerable and hard to reach learners and communities
• Experience of working in a Community arts setting
• Experience of using the arts for creative consultation with communities
• Experience of using social media in informing and mobilising communities
• Experience of working within a busy office
• Flexibility to start in May 2018

This is a fixed term post until March 2022. For more information and to apply, visit the Coventry City of Culture Trust website

Deadline for Applications: Weds 28 March

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