Arts Award Officer (Maternity cover

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Salary: Contract: £22,221 to 23,708 pro rata Part time (0.5, fixed term to February 2014 (Maternity cover) £22,221 to 23,708 pro rata Curious Minds

Host organisation: Office base: Reports to: Responsible for:

Burnley Director of Schools Partnerships None

Principal purpose of the post: To drive participation in the Arts Award, to raise its public profile and to co-ordinate Arts Award support and development plans in the North West region as part of Curious minds' Bridge role. Key responsibilities The Arts Award officer is responsible for: • advocacy for Arts Award to cultural organisations, local authorities, schools, youth services, community and voluntary sector organisations, and further and higher education • working with all members of the Curious Minds team to enable the embedding of Arts Award within the delivery of a wide range of programmes. Specifically working with the Director of Schools Partnerships to embed arts award in our work with Teaching Schools and their alliances. • working with the Director of Cultural Partnerships and the Communication Coordinator on communications and events for Arts Award in the North West region, as part of Curious Minds year 2 and 3 universal bridge offer. • liaison with Arts Award training agencies and trainers network in the North West region to ensure effective planning and promotion of regional Arts Award training and support. •

working alongside the Director of Cultural partnerships to liase with key partners such as Trinity, Arts Council England to maximise the impact of Arts Award for NPO's, Museums and Libraries, Music Hubs and other specific sectors as set out in the year 2and 3 delivery plan for Curious Minds. developing and implementing other plans designed to achieve regional participation targets and goals (notably, trained advisers and young people’s awards) Updating the internal CRM system to ensure the effective monitoring of participation statistics and data.

Relationship management • Arts Award training agency, support agency and trainers • Arts Council England relationship managers • regional and local organisations • schools and colleges • local authorities • Curious advocates and agents. Compliance/financial management • manage and report on an Arts Award budget Common requirements for all posts • commitment to consulting and involving young people in decision-making wherever possible • commitment to equal opportunities • to provide excellent customer care in dealings with the public, including young people • to contribute to the development of a professional working and learning environment within the organisation • to contribute to the organisation’s understanding of diversity and its implications for the cultural and creative sector and to ensure that this understanding informs all activities • To ensure adherence to the organisation’s policies and procedures with particular reference to race equality, diversity and Health and Safety policies • To work in a flexible manner in line with the organisation’s corporate objectives and role and to be willing to undertake other duties as reasonably requested

To work in the best interests of creative practitioners and creative /cultural organisations and audiences throughout the country

Special conditions of the post • • willingness to work occasional unsocial hours willingness to travel to Arts Award meetings in other parts of the country

Person specification Essential Knowledge • Ability to think and plan strategically and see bigger picture of arts / education / youth provision in the North West region Knowledge of the range of cultural provision for young people Understanding of a broad range of sectors working with young people Understanding of young people’s creative development Resource development – ability to identify and maximise potential sources of investment, cash or in-kind Devising, developing and implementing strategies Working with young people • Facilitating training or facilitating participatory learning A trained arts award advisor with experience of supporting young people to achieve an arts award Working in or alongside primary school settings Professional qualification(s) relevant subject in Desirable

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Experience

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Skills

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High level of presentation skills and ability to advocate at senior level Negotiation, persuasion and problem-solving skills Ability to develop and work within partnerships Ability to work towards and achieve targets Ability to manage time effectively and work alone Ability to motivate and manage professional networks Strong organisational and administrative skills Strong communication skills

Behavioural person specification Essential Breadth of Takes a broad and long-term perspective perspective and uses that insight to inform own actions. Makes current information and knowledge processes broader and more strategic, constructively challenges and develops strategy Managing information Solving problems Partnerships Actively extends the quality, relevance and distribution of information Is skilled in finding resolutions to complex issues Promotes partnerships that exemplify good practice and common benefit Desirable

Engaging and motivating Teamworking Grasps what makes teams work well, and functions effectively within them

Thinks and acts in ways that encourage others to participate willingly

Personal learning

Understands own strengths and weaknesses and is committed to personal learning and development Aligns own work with the needs of the organisation. Provides clear direction and ensures staff know what is expected of them Communicates complex or contentious issues well to a range of audiences Embraces sound new initiatives whilst retaining relevant current approaches Acts with authority and responsibility and helps others do the same Increases the opportunity to achieve desired results consistently

Alignment, focus and planning Communication

Change

Taking responsibility Achieving results