Leeds City Council

Culture & Creative Industries Development Manager

Ref: 19415 | Full-time - Permanent | Salary: £40,760 - £43,662

With a new culture strategy, a major festival planned in 2023, a comprehensive culture service in place and thriving and diverse cultures all around the city – it is a great time to join the culture strategy team in the UK’s second largest local authority.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated professional with significant experience in culture and the creative industries to develop our work in this expanding area. You will make a strategic contribution, leading and managing the design, direction and delivery of initiatives in out-of-school creative education, skills and the creative industries; developing targeted approaches to meeting the future skills needs of this growing sector.

The role will see you working with a broad range of external organisations and disciplines – from individuals to SMEs to large scale operations e.g. Channel 4. Within the Council, you will be working to strategic objectives across Employment & Skills, Asset Management & Regeneration and Economic Development to deliver ambitions of the Culture Strategy, Employment & Skills Plan and Inclusive Growth Strategy.

Your ability to develop and manage effective relationships with a wide body of individuals and organisations is vital; relationships that command respect, trust and confidence.

Your knowledge and skills will enhance the culture strategy team through your collaborative and inclusive leadership style. You will have the confidence and ability to work independently and as part of the team. You will be a natural networker, a problem solver with capacity for seeing the bigger picture and the determination to make it happen. You will be a strategic thinker with a track record of successful delivery. Someone who can be a confident communicator with a diverse set of stakeholders. Someone who can inspire, empower and support their colleagues.

Prior experience in the creative and cultural skills sector will be a distinct advantage. A resounding commitment to equality is an essential requirement of the role.

To apply

Submit your application via leeds.gov

For further questions about this role and/or if you would like an informal conversation first, please contact Pam Johnson, Principal Officer Culture and Sport (pamela.johnson@leeds.gov.uk) for an informal discussion.

Closing date: 25 September 2019 11:30pm
Interview dates: tbc

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful Employer and a Disability Confident Employer.