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Digital Project Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the team we are recruiting to

We are looking for an enthusiastic project manager to help deliver a digital cultural programme bringing Libraries, our communities, artists and other creative practitioners together.

Running in parallel with Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, this programme will include a VR showcase, community groups working with commissioned artists to create and exhibit digital content, live gigs and a training programme offering cultural experiences and opportunities.

We’re looking for a digital project manager who can show experience of keeping projects on track and in budget, managing and marketing events, and collecting and organising data. You will be a great communicator, and excited about working with partners including The Space, BBC and Get It Loud in Libraries to make culture and creativity available digitally. This fixed term role ends in Dec 2022.

Coventry Libraries are uniquely placed to change lives for the better. They are busy and vibrant open spaces, not only providing access to books but also to culture, ideas and enjoyment.  We understand the critical role Libraries play in enabling and empowering people to realise their potential, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.  In this City of Culture year, Coventry Libraries will provide an important gateway to cultural experiences for everyone in the city to enjoy.

Coventry Libraries will be working closely with The Space, a not-for-profit digital support agency that works with cultural organisations to improve their digital content skills and ability to reach and engage audiences online. Founded by Arts Council England and the BBC, The Space has supported more than 800 UK organisations with their digital development and commissioned more than 300 digital projects.

What is the job role?

The Digital Project Manager will help deliver an innovative and exciting digital cultural experience by engaging communities across Coventry. Running in parallel with Coventry UK City of Culture the programme will include launching a Virtual Reality showcase in the iconic Central Library; inviting commissioned artists to work with community groups to create and showcase digital content and developing a digital creative skills training programme for library staff. 

This fixed term role, ending December 2022, will be core to our success, a central point of contact and organisation between the central and local libraries, where the projects are based, the communities who are at the heart of this work, and the artists and partner organisations including The Space, BBC and Get It Loud in Libraries who will deliver the content for the programme. 

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Managing the marketing and delivery of cultural events and community activity, in Libraries and online
  • Working with training providers to deliver a staff digital skills programme
  • Offering a main point of project contact for communities, Library staff and project partners
  • Managing the overall delivery plan, with responsibility for budget control, reporting and risk management
  • Co-ordinating the collection and analysis of feedback from the events programme to help evaluate the success of our work
  • Making sure the programme is fully accessible to visitors and audiences with different needs

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has good organisational project manager skills with experience of and enthusiasm for delivering public facing arts, cultural or creative projects.

You will need knowledge of digital systems and their potential for use in a Library service context, including social media and online content publishing. You will need good communication and marketing skills and be able to display strong motivational skills, showing initiative and self-reliance.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled ''Coventry CC Application process"

Interview date(s): 20th & 21st May 2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Coventry City Council

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