Arts and Culture Consultant


Plymouth or Cornwall, United Kingdom
Job Type
Call for further information

Real Ideas has developed a unique approach to transformational change using challenge based learning and social enterprise. As a Consultant (Arts and Culture) you will deliver and, when required, lead activities, contributing to the growth of RIO’s social impact and the overall development of the business, with a focus on Arts Award as part of our role as the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for the South West of England. You will work on and at points lead large scale participatory Arts and Cultural projects ensuring that all CYP achieve an Arts Award accreditation.

Key Responsibilities:

Delivering quality services and products and producing great outcomes individually and within project teams

  • To deliver innovative approaches for transformational change
  • To use skills, knowledge and expertise to help influence strategic development particularly within Social Enterprise.
  • To provide specialist support for schools and cultural organisations through the delivery and coordination of RIO’s Arts Award programme
  • To ensure the client receives the assistance, and where appropriate additional specialist support, needed to implement the recommendations/solutions
  • To work confidently with Arts and cultural and school leaders
  • To design deliver and facilitate high quality Arts and cultural activity accredited by the Arts Award

 To work effectively as part of project teams, applying RIO’s approach and values

  • To provide leadership, project management and consultancy both internally and externally.
  • To run focus groups and facilitate workshops
  • To measure and celebrate impact.

 To work with Heads of Service in developing leads and opportunities for new work, focusing on exploiting existing relationships

  • To help develop a customer base leading to business opportunities, sales and innovation in accordance with the RIO principles and ethos.
  • To carry out high quality research in the Arts and Cultural sector for internal and external use

 Essential Skills:

  • Experience of working directly with a wide range of young people
  • Managing a number of simultaneous programmes and projects
  • Providing support & advice to stakeholders
  • Training delivery
  • An excellent understanding and working knowledge of schools, curriculum, developing educational policy and the organisations that work with and support schools.
  • Business development
  • Conceive, manage and drive positive change in schools.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and produce clear outcomes.
  • Team work, collaboration and co-production.
  • Work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Work flexibly and prioritise tasks
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Motivating and inspiring others
  • Ability to communicate at variety of levels
  • Proficient in the use of IT including web-based applications, Microsoft word and excel

If you have the experience and are currently looking for a new challenge, then please submit an up to date CV by using the ‘apply’ button below.

For an informal chat, please phone 01752 252533 and ask for Louise. Many thanks for your interest.

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