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Programme Officer

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

About the team we are recruiting to

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.

Coventry City Council is the primary supporter of The Coventry City of Culture Trust, committing £5m in funding as well as additional resource as part of its “City Readiness” programme. This will see the Council invest in improvements to the public realm as well as supporting cultural and heritage organisations with their capital improvements in advance of 2021. This funding will help us to deliver a programme that has a positive impact for Coventry – and the wider region – not just in 2021 but well into the future creating a legacy for the city.

City of Culture Trust is co-created with national and local partners, and grassroots organisations across the city, the programme will include major international artistic events, world premieres and commissions across theatre, music, dance, literature, comedy and visual art.

Committed to working in partnership with at least 120 community-led or charitable organisations in the city, and local, regional and national arts organisations, to create and deliver a wide-ranging programme, which will play a key role in supporting the culture sector and use the spotlight of the celebration to showcase the creativity of the city and region to audiences across the UK.  

The 365-day Coventry 2021 cultural programme will reflect Coventry as a diverse, modern city, demonstrating that culture is a force that changes lives, moving Coventry and the region forward.  Coventry is known internationally as a city of welcome, a city of activists and pioneers, a city of peace and reconciliation, a city of innovation and invention, and now a City of Culture.

Coventry has been preparing for its role as UK City of Culture since our name was announced in 2017, and the excitement has been building as the months have passed. The year as UK City of Culture will put Coventry in the national and international spotlight. It is a fantastic opportunity, but we only have one chance to hold this wonderful title and it is vitally important that we are completely prepared when our time comes.

What is the job role?

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to support the delivery of Capital Infrastructure to ensure that the city has the venues to showcase the City of Culture programme for 2021 and most importantly leave a cultural legacy for the City.

Working on a number of our important  projects, you will be supporting the successful delivery of over £16m funding programmes. The post will also be supporting the City’s Readiness programme ensuring that we are ready to host UK City of Culture 2021 and Birmingham Commonweatlh Games.

This is an exciting and varied role which will support the delivery of the Cultural Capital Investment Programme for Coventry and offering executive administration support to the Strategic lead and Programme Manager.

Who are we looking for?

A natural self starter, with a can-do attitude, you will ideally have experience of processing claims and supporting projects, having worked on previous grant funded programmes. In addition, the ideal candidate should have excellent communication and IT skills, be able to work on their own initiative with the ability to meet deadlines.

Candidates with similar experience in other sectors with transferable skills will also be considered.

The role is a fixed term contract initially for two years.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please call Charlotte Booth  on 02476 971075.

Please note previous applicants need not apply and the advert may also be closed early once sufficient application forms have been received.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'.

Interview date(s):  Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th September.

 

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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