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Pop Up Projects CIC

Salary: £40,000-£45,000
Location: London
Start date: mid-March or early April 2020 - subject to funding being secured

The Company

Pop Up is a non-profit social enterprise and Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation. We deliver imaginative, immersive and participatory children’s literature programmes which enable children, empower teachers and engage families to read more widely, write and teach more creatively, and develop visual storytelling skills, mostly in deprived schools and communities, and in diverse educational contexts at all levels from nursery to undergraduate.

Diversity is at the heart of our work; we value and champion cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity in literature, because all young readers deserve to see their identities and communities reflected in the books they read. We are committed to nurturing and investing in diverse aspiring and emerging children’s illustrators and writers, such as through our talent development programme Pathways Into Children’s Publishing.

Find out more about our work at www.pop-up.org.uk and www.pathways-org.com 

The Role

The Director (Education & Development) is a new senior leadership role within the organisation. Working closely alongside the Executive & Creative Director and an energetic and ambitious team of four full-time and three part-time employees, they will play a key part in ensuring the long-term sustainability and growth of the organisation - in particular its work in schools, with universities, and around research and evaluation - as it moves into its tenth anniversary year, and develops an ambitious vision to guide the next ten years.

Skills & Experience

  • Business and strategic development, as well as financial planning, in the arts or charitable sector
  • Successful independent grant writing and managing relationships with multiple grant funders
  • Devising and implementing research and evaluation strategies; analysing findings and articulating impact for different types of audiences; understanding the relationship between evaluation, funding and sustainability
  • Strong people management and leadership skills 
  • Confidence in building and managing multiple stakeholder relationships, including with academics and institutions
  • Excellent formal and expressive writing standards with the utmost attention to detail
  • Knowledge of and passion for literature, the arts, and arts-based approaches to learning

To Apply

To find out more about the job role please download the full Job Description 

To apply please email Company Manager Franziska Liebig at franziska@pop-up.org.uk and send following documents in PDF format, clearly labelled with your full name:

  • A CV - no more than three A4 pages and including only relevant experience;
  • A succinct cover letter of no more than two A4 pages (min 10 point font size) introducing yourself, summarising your  relevant skills and expertise, highlighting your fundraising and development record. Feel free to speak to the ambitious opportunities available through this role, and why you believe you are the person to seize them;
  • An example of a project or programme you took a pivotal role in producing. This might be publicity, a weblink, or a video. If in document form, it cannot be an application or report and should be limited to two pages.  

After having sent your application, please fill in our anonymous diversity monitoring form, as step 2 of the application process: www.surveymonkey.co.uk

Shortlisting: Friday 20th December. We will hold the
1st stage interviews: Thursday 9th January
2nd stage interviews: Thursday 16th January (both in London, 10am-5pm)

Deadline: Monday, 16th December, 9am

Diversity is at the heart of our model in terms of the places we choose, the artists with whom we work, the audiences we strive to reach, and our organisational culture. We value cultural and linguistic diversity, because it enhances the richness and variety of our artistic output and enables us to connect with multicultural audiences. Candidates with a BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) background are encouraged to apply as they are currently under represented at this level.