Project Manager – Culture Mile
2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary: 54,170 - £61,920 per annum inclusive
The City of London Corporation supports the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. With the City, Culture Mile is centred between Farringdon and Moorgate and is home to four world leading cultural organisation with millions of visitors each year. The area is also home a diverse range of businesses and residential communities with its proximity to the design quarter in Clerkenwell, Tech City and strong connections to the wider Square Mile. This exciting initiative which is key to unlocking the areas true potential and turning it into a creative and cultural destination for London and the UK. Combining everything from exhibitions and events to art installations and pop-up gardens, this thrilling collaboration with our partners – the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama – is resulting in a series of innovative events that continue to make the most of the world-class talent on our doorstep.
Support the cultural heart of London
As the Manager of this colourful initiative, you will coordinate all core areas including communications, community engagement, programming and events, learning, marketing, partnerships, property and public realm. Managing relationships with the leads of each of these departments, you will take responsibility seeing to it that the Cultural Mile achieves its full potential and that all events are delivered within budget. Making the most of the resources and finances available to you, you will find solutions to problems as they arise and ensure we are providing full value-for-money across the entire programme. Building relationships that are beneficial to the Culture Mile (including those with public, private and third-sector organisations), you will ensure stakeholders remain involved throughout, and that they are working towards the same aims.
This is a unique role in which you will operate autonomously to facilitate the efficient day-to-day running of the Culture Mile. While you will have the full support of the Director, you will have the confidence to troubleshoot problems independently. A natural leader with good team-playing qualities, you will command trust from all stakeholders thanks to your background of working in or with cultural organisations, with knowledge of operating in a political environment. In particular, you will have experience of leading high-profile strategic projects with the relevant methodologies in which you have delivered the desired results. Communication is key to this challenge, so we will expect you to have great IT, verbal and written skills, with the capacity to prepare presentation materials and other documentation for high-level internal and external meetings. It would also be ideal if you have a degree-level qualification and an understanding of local government approval processes.
Hugely enjoyable and multi-layered, this position promises to expose you to the types of challenges that will shape and enhance your career. We want you to excel in our ranks, so you’ll benefit from plenty of support – with the freedom to push the boundaries of what you think you’re capable of. So if you have the gravitas required to influence and work with some of London’s most senior-level talent in the cultural industries, then we’d love to discuss this role further with you.
Closing date: 12 noon on 8 May 2018.
Interviews: scheduled for 17/18 May 2018.
Please apply online here
Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference TC568. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.
The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes application from all sections of the community.