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Head of Cultural Programme & Partnerships
(GLA 19) Grade 12 (£70,241)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA4083
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 3 January 2020 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: TBC
Salary: £ 70,241 per annum
Grade: 12

We’re unlocking the creative spirit of the Royal Docks. You’ll collaborate with the creative organisations that already call the Royal Docks home and attract many others to develop a cutting edge cultural destination. 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 a must see place to visit and stay.

The opportunity

From developing cultural infrastructure, 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 to ensure long term financial sustainability by developing partnerships and sponsorship opportunities.

The person

This role demands both an appreciation of the value of culture to people and places and the ability to plan for the long term financial sustainability of a rich cultural eco-system. 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 and the skills to negotiate and maintain long-term partnerships across multiple assets. Experience of leading multi-disciplinary professional teams is key.

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This role will be based at The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock, Siemens Brothers Way, London E16 1GB

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. 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 glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA4083


Application closing date: 3 January 2019 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: TBC

Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.