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Skills Development Manager (Creative Estuary - RE:Generation2031)

Commercial Services Arts and Culture

Location:  Chatham
Salary:  £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Ends 31/03/2022
Release Date:  Thursday 19 December 2019
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 27 January 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  CS-065-19-R

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has awarded the University of Kent funding from the Cultural Development Fund to work with partners to deliver an ambitious project - Creative Estuary. This builds on the vision for the Thames Estuary Production Corridor to develop one of Europe’s most integrated and productive creative regions. The bid focuses on locations along the Estuary, in particular North Kent and South Essex

RE:Generation 2031 is a key element of Creative Estuary. You will lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an innovative approach to developing the creative skills and training of young people aged 16-25 years in disadvantaged areas of North Kent and South Essex. This new model will be developed in partnership with others in HE and Further Education, schools, creative freelancers and creative businesses, skills agencies and young people themselves.

The project will aim to address and develop solutions to the challenges faced by small businesses and freelancers in terms of capacity and financial support to enable them to deliver skills and training.

You will have a proven track record of successfully working with young people to develop creative skills in partnership with a diverse range of creative businesses and stakeholders.

The Skills Development Manager will be based at the University of Kent campus in Medway and will be expected to travel frequently across North Kent and South Essex. 

Please refer to the job description for the full person specification.

Arts and Culture includes Gulbenkian, Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall and the development of University Arts and Cultural activity regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport funds the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England click here

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person Specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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