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Help Us Soar

We are seeking an experienced strategic thinker and planner to work alongside the Management Sub-group to develop an action plan for recovery for arts & culture in Brighton & Hove.

Fee: £1500 (the equivalent of 5 days work)

Contract length: August – October 2020

Interviews to take place on 24th August 

This expert will be the outside eye supporting the process of creating the action plan. They will interrogate and sense-check:

  • the vision, aims and objectives of the project at the start

  • the information gathered during the process

  • the final actions suggested

Once all the working group meetings have take place (by mid Sept 2020) they will read through a first draft of the themes, ideas and suggestions that the Management sub-group identify. They will provide an objective view on the emerging action plan, they will then create a  robust, ambitious and visionary document that represents a collective way forward for arts & culture in Brighton & Hove.

Essential qualities and skills

The right person for this job will have:

  • Strategic planning experience related to either placemaking, cultural infrastructure development or inclusive growth

  • understanding of what funders and Local Authorities partners will need from a top level action plan for recovery – please note this is not a long term strategy

  • clarity, concision and the ability to see the wood from the trees

  • extensive experience in consultation across different communities

  • experience of action planning and report writing

  • a belief in the relevance and importance of arts & culture as a driver for positive change in Brighton & Hove

  • a strong sense of care for themselves and others,

  • a generosity to be flexible to the needs of the project

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Fee: £1500 (the equivalent of 5 days work)

Contract length: August – October 2020

Interviews to take place on 24th August. 

Please attach up to 2 sides of A4  or submit a video no longer than 2 minutes outlining what skills and experience you bring to enable this project to be successful to this form. Please indicate your access needs in your covering letter. Deadline 14 August 2020 at 9am.

We are keen to encourage people from different backgrounds, abilities, genders, classes, sexualities to take part in the conversations. If you are wondering if this job is for you and would like to speak to someone before applying contact Louise Blackwell:

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