Head of Cultural Programme & Partnerships
(GLA) Grade 12 (£68,863)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLARD001
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 23.59 GMT
Interview date: To be Confirmed
Salary: £68,863 per annum
Location of Role: The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock
Grade: 12
We’re helping to unlock the creative spirit of the Royal Docks. You’ll collaborate with the creative organisations that call the Royal Docks home to launch a world-class programme of events and activation, as well as attracting new organisations to join us. You’ll inspire our communities and visitors to make the most of the area’s assets — 12 miles of waterfront, diverse landscape, global connections — and help us make the Royal Docks an attractive place to visit and stay.

The opportunity

From animating key sites and attracting large-scale public events, to fostering community arts participation, your challenge is to position the Royal Docks as a world-class cultural and commercial destination. You’ll achieve this through the strategic development and implementation of a complex, cultural place-making programme. This will include working in partnership with a diverse stakeholder group to attract local, national and international audiences. Your innovative creative programme will go hand in hand with a robust commercial strategy for generating high-value revenue by developing partnerships and sponsorship opportunities.

The person

This role demands both an appreciation of the impact of culture on regeneration and sound business instincts. You have significant in-depth experience of working in a high-profile organisation at a senior level to manage the delivery of complex cross-organisational projects. This should include the management of politically sensitive strategic programmes and events. Commercial experience is critical: yours should include a track-record in delivering a sponsorship or fundraising income stream in excess of £1million and the skills to negotiate and maintain long-term partnerships across multiple assets. Experience of leading multi-disciplinary professional teams is key.

Application Process

Please apply using your CV and a two page (maximum) covering letter. It is important you provide evidence of your skills, knowledge and experience and information outlined in the person specification for the role. Short listing will be carried out on the information on your CV and covering letter.

Please click here for the full job description and person specification.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. You will be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and achievement in, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on recruitment@tfl.gov.uk quoting reference GLARD001


Application closing date:  Sunday 2nd June 2019
Interviews will take place at: The Crystal,
Royal Victoria Dock