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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

£37,890 - £43,857 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance. Hours: 37.0 Hours per Week

With some major cultural opportunities in the region over the next couple of years, including Coventry: City of Culture and the Commonwealth Games, as well as supporting the post-Covid recovery of the cultural sector in Solihull, we have an exciting new opportunity for a Cultural Development Officer to join our Arts and Culture team.

The Cultural Development Officer will play a key role in supporting and enhancing the cultural sector in Solihull, acting as a facilitator and enabler, whilst developing the Council's own networks with artists and organisations.

In particular, you will be responsible for:

  • Helping Solihull Council to identify and fulfil its strategic priorities within the cultural sphere.
  • Facilitating the development of a cultural programme for Solihull.
  • Building the council's relationships with key stakeholders regionally and nationally.
  • Enabling the development of culture and cultural activity within Solihull.

You will have:

  • A degree (or equivalent) qualification
  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of the arts, culture and heritage sector.
  • Extensive experience of working strategically to strengthen and sustain opportunities in arts, heritage and culture within communities
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to carry out data analysis and interpretation. 

In return, this is an excellent opportunity to help shape and plan our cultural offering during a time of key initiatives and projects for Solihull. 

We understand that our employees want to do more than just work and encourage good work-life balance by offering a flexible and agile working environment; this is further supplemented by an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as a range of other benefits including staff discounts and a career average pension scheme. The council is redeveloping its working arrangements as a result of Covid and there is the opportunity to divide working time between home and an office base.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Martyn Sargeant, Head of Customer and Cultural Services, on 0121 704 8667.

Apply here

Closing date: 3 October 2021
Interview Date: w/c 11 October 2021

Please be advised that due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the format of our interviews will be based on the latest guidance at that time and may include socially distanced interviews or alternative methods such as secure video conferencing.  This will be kept under constant review and shortlisted candidates will be informed and advised accordingly.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.