Administrator - Creative Local Growth Fund - Arts Development Co. - Dorset

Dorset Growth Hub

Creative Local Growth Fund Programme Administrator

 

Company overview

The Arts Development Company (TADC) was set up in July 2015 as an employee owned social enterprise and is registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC). The current staff are all former members of the Dorset County Council Arts Development Team. TADC exists to support, develop and promote arts, cultural and creative industries and to help make the sector sustainable. There is a recognition of the growing importance of arts, cultural and creative industries to the economy and their part in making Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole a more attractive place for creative businesses to start up or re-locate to.

TADC was set up to offer an independent service which is responsive to the needs of the sector it is serving and which has the flexibility to allow it to access sources of funding unavailable to a formal public sector body such as a local authority.

The creative sector in Dorset employs 3.1% of the total county workforce which matches the average for the South West but is below the UK average of 4.1%.  It is recognized that the industry in Dorset needs support to create a flourishing economy.

TADC currently manages the following programmes of work:

•    The Creative & Cultural Skills Creative Employment Programme offering apprenticeships and intern opportunities to over 20 young people across Dorset

•    Delivery of a significant cultural tourism initiative bringing together hospitality organisations and arts and cultural facilities to develop a collaborative cultural tourism offer

•    Support and development training for over 300 creative businesses in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole

•    The management and development of the county’s key collaborative group – Dorset Arts Together (DAT) and the associated outcome hubs which deliver projects across Children & Young People, Arts & Environment, Economy, Access & Participation and Health & Wellbeing

 

 

 

Project Overview

Working with the Dorset Growth Partnership, TADC has now secured Arts Council England funding through their Creative Local Growth Fund for a three year programme of business development for arts and cultural organisations in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. The Arts Council England award is contingent upon match funding being awarded from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The ERDF application has been submitted and a final decision on the award is pending. All appointments of the team to take the project forward will depend on the successful award of the ERDF funding. An answer on this is expected in April / May 2016. 

Growth Hub partners include Wsx Enterprise, Silicon South, Bournemouth University, Dorset Chamber of Trade, Dormen and Outset.

This programme brings together four interconnected themes of 

•    business development for cultural tourism 

•    festivals which support the internal and external tourism economy

•    business and market opportunities for visual artists and organisations

•    enterprise, skills and investment opportunities for cultural organisations

 

Founded on solid mature partnerships, the project will maximise opportunities for rural/urban crossover to develop the customer base for both. The project will also bring together creative digital businesses and practitioner product development to drive economic growth through an enhanced cultural offer which evidence tells us attracts new business and new visiting tourists. Three major festival events and raising the value and profile of visual arts will provide action research for culture and tourism enterprises working together. Opportunities for early career creatives and action to diversify the workforce thread across the themes. The programme is underpinned by entrepreneurial and skills development and supported by an innovation think-tank creating new digital platforms to increase audience reach and involve new participants.

A précis of the project is attached here at Appendix One. Further details of the project are available on request.

We are recruiting a team to deliver this programme. In addition to the post of Programme Administrator other posts being recruited are:

•    An Enterprise Development Co-ordinator (F/T)

•    A Culture and tourism Co-ordinator (0.5)

•    A Co-ordinator for the Developing the Visual Arts Marketplace project (VAMP) (F/T)

•    A business development coordinator for VAMP (0.5)

•    An investment research worker (0.5)

•    A cultural tourism research post (0.5)

•    A CLGF programme manager (F/T)

 

Some of these posts may be delivered by self-employed consultants but the key full-time posts will be on a PAYE basis.

 

The role of the programme administrator will be to provide the required level of administrative support to ensure that the team works collaboratively and productively as well as co-ordinating the key steering groups for the project. The programme administrator will also be responsible for helping to ensure that key reporting and other obligations are met in order to secure the ERDF and Arts Council England funding.

 

All PAYE staff will be employed by The Arts Development Company (TADC). TADC is an employee owned Public Service Mutual (PSM) with a strong commitment to collaborative working, ethical business development and social enterprise and all employees will be expected to commit to working with the TADC team to achieve these goals.

 

 Key Deliverables

 

•    Ownership, confidence and commitment to delivering admin support for an exceptional programme of work

•    Team participation and a collaborative ethos to ensure smooth running

•    Negotiation skills and creativity

•    A commitment to supporting developing ideas and responding positively to other creative team members

•    Building and maintaining existing strong relationships with organisations and partners

•    Efficiency and organisational ability to ensure that obligations are met to secure the project funding

 

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

 

•    Experience of team work and a commitment to equitable team structures

•    Good communication skills

•    Attention to detail

•    Strong organisational skills

•    Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

•    Confidence in dealing with individuals at all levels

•    Enjoy being part of a team as well as the ability to work alone and take responsibility

•    Strong interest in the creative industries, cultural development and business skills

•    Strong IT skills

 

 

Personal qualities

 

•    Hard working, flexible and comfortable working in a demanding environment

•    Confidence in suggesting new ideas and ways of working

•    Reliability with an ability to adapt to developing circumstances

•    Hands on approach and a willingness to help other members of the team when required

 

Salary

 

£25,000 per annum (pro rata). The contract for this job will run for three years. The role is part time (18.5 hours per week) with flexibility required to work some evenings and weekends. TADC operates a flexible working policy which enables employees to reasonable time off in lieu. Some travel across the county and beyond will be required and travel expenses are available. It should be noted that some areas of Dorset are not well served by public transport and therefore it is desirable that candidates have a full driving licence and access to their own transport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorset Growth Hub

Creative Local Growth Fund Programme Administrator

 

Company overview

The Arts Development Company (TADC) was set up in July 2015 as an employee owned social enterprise and is registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC). The current staff are all former members of the Dorset County Council Arts Development Team. TADC exists to support, develop and promote arts, cultural and creative industries and to help make the sector sustainable. There is a recognition of the growing importance of arts, cultural and creative industries to the economy and their part in making Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole a more attractive place for creative businesses to start up or re-locate to.

TADC was set up to offer an independent service which is responsive to the needs of the sector it is serving and which has the flexibility to allow it to access sources of funding unavailable to a formal public sector body such as a local authority.

The creative sector in Dorset employs 3.1% of the total county workforce which matches the average for the South West but is below the UK average of 4.1%.  It is recognized that the industry in Dorset needs support to create a flourishing economy.

TADC currently manages the following programmes of work:

  • The Creative & Cultural Skills Creative Employment Programme offering apprenticeships and intern opportunities to over 20 young people across Dorset
  • Delivery of a significant cultural tourism initiative bringing together hospitality organisations and arts and cultural facilities to develop a collaborative cultural tourism offer
  • Support and development training for over 300 creative businesses in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole
  • The management and development of the county’s key collaborative group – Dorset Arts Together (DAT) and the associated outcome hubs which deliver projects across Children & Young People, Arts & Environment, Economy, Access & Participation and Health & Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

Application process.

 

Applications will only be accepted electronically.

 

Please send an up to date C.V. and a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you would be suited to the post. In your letter you should pay particular attention to the key deliverables and the required skills and explain how your experience to date addresses these. 

 

Your applications should be emailed to

 

tenders@theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk

 

Please mark your application CLGF programme administrator application in the subject box.

 

Applications must be received by

 

5.00 p.m. Wednesday 27th April

 

Applications received after this time will not be read.

 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 May all day in Dorchester.

 

If you have any queries about this job specification please ring

 

Mike Hoskin on 01305 224937

 

Or email mike@theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk

 

N.B. At the time of writing this specification ERDF funding for the project has yet to be confirmed. If confirmation is not received by the interview date the post will be offered subject to that confirmation being received

 

 

Closing date: 
Wednesday 27th April 2016
Salary/wage: 
£25,000 pro-rata
How to apply: 

Application process.

 

Applications will only be accepted electronically.

 

Please send an up to date C.V. and a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you would be suited to the post. In your letter you should pay particular attention to the key deliverables and the required skills and explain how your experience to date addresses these.  

 

Your applications should be emailed to

 

tenders@theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk

 

Please mark your application CLGF programme administrator application in the subject box.

 

Applications must be received by

 

5.00 p.m. Wednesday 27th April

 

Applications received after this time will not be read.

 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 May all day in Dorchester.

 

If you have any queries about this job specification please ring 

 

Mike Hoskin on 01305 224937

 

Or email mike@theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk

 

N.B. At the time of writing this specification ERDF funding for the project has yet to be confirmed. If confirmation is not received by the interview date the post will be offered subject to that confirmation being received

 

 

Opportunity type: 

How to apply

Application process.

 

Applications will only be accepted electronically.

 

Please send an up to date C.V. and a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you would be suited to the post. In your letter you should pay particular attention to the key deliverables and the required skills and explain how your experience to date addresses these.  

 

Your applications should be emailed to

 

tenders@theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk

 

Please mark your application CLGF programme administrator application in the subject box.

 

Applications must be received by

 

5.00 p.m. Wednesday 27th April

 

Applications received after this time will not be read.

 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 May all day in Dorchester.

 

If you have any queries about this job specification please ring 

 

Mike Hoskin on 01305 224937

 

Or email mike@theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk

 

N.B. At the time of writing this specification ERDF funding for the project has yet to be confirmed. If confirmation is not received by the interview date the post will be offered subject to that confirmation being received

 

 

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