Development Officer – Culture Service

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Development Officer – Culture Service
Interim Position

K&C 5222223

Posted: 11th January 2023 08:32
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  • Pay Rate:

    £32.74 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • KENSINGTON, London,

    W8 7NX

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Development Officer – Culture Service

Job Reference: K&C 5222223

Pay Rate: £32.74 per hour PAYE

Manage and deliver a range of projects as part of the Council’s Culture Plan, coordinating accessible creative and cultural programming for the benefit of the borough’s residents, and maximising existing and new cultural provision through partnership working and effective promotion.

Coordinate and deliver marketing and communications across a variety of platforms, collecting, collating and sharing information, generating PR for activity delivering the Culture Plan and promoting the local arts and culture community.

Coordinate and deliver support to the local arts and culture community through networking, information exchange, funding, resource and development opportunities.

Act as an advocate for the positive role of arts and culture, sharing best practice advice and guidance to support its embedding within service delivery across the Council.


  • Project Manage a range of Culture Plan projects, from development and planning, to promotion, delivery and evaluation, building partnerships and tracking outputs, to ensure they support excellence in ambition, creativity, and delivery, and encourage cultural engagement and wellbeing for all residents.
  • Deliver effective communications across media on activities and initiatives as part of the Culture Plan, sharing information, professional development and funding opportunities.
  • Manage the Service’s grant schemes, from the assessment and monitoring of applications, supporting the resident advisory panel with award recommendations, and the promotion and evaluation of awarded projects.
  • Contribute to funding strategies through the preparation of funding bids and sponsorship packages, assist with monthly monitoring of the budget, and maximise internal and external funding support for the development and delivery of the Culture Plan.
  • Collate and prepare information for reports to elected members and senior managers on all matters relating to arts development, including strategic guidance, statistics, service performance and budgetary monitoring purposes.
  • Carry out the role in compliance with the Council’s Constitution, policies and procedures and in line with relevant legal, regulatory, policy and procedural standards.
  • Manage contracts, maintain, develop and review systems, processes and procedures to secure a cost-effective service and continuous improvements.
  • Collaborate and support Arts, Filming and Events Team colleagues with their workstreams, working in a proactive, innovative and effective way.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties allocated by the Arts, Filming & Events Manager and be flexible with evening and weekend work, when required and upon agreement.



Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Educated to degree level, preferably in an arts related subject
  2. Knowledge & Experience:
    1. Significant experience working in an arts development context
    2. Experience of developing and managing participative arts projects and curated programmes
    3. A demonstrable understanding of the process of commissioning artists and arts organisations, and best practice in community engagement
    4. Awareness of the professional development needs of the arts and culture sector in London
    5. Ability to undertake fundraising, and to effectively manage project budgets
    6. Experience of developing and working effectively in partnership, especially in building links between private, public and voluntary sectors
  3. Skills & Abilities:
    1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively to a wide range of people, such as council officers, and other statutory and voluntary organisations
    2. Good presentation skills
    3. Able to work on own initiative, and as part of a team
    4. Ability to work effectively under pressure
    5. Excellent time management skills.
  4. ICT Skills: Knowledge of working with IT and digital programs including word, excel, email, computerised databases, and social media


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Experience of assessing and monitoring grants
  2. Ability to effectively co-ordinate large scale meetings or conferences
  3. Experience of working in a local authority within an arts or events context
  4. Awareness of health and safety legislation and requirements for project delivery
  5. Ability to produce effective publicity and marketing materials.


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Development Officer – Culture Service
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