Senior Strategy Manager, ROH Bridge
GBP24,253.00 per annum, part-time (12 days per month) (Full time equivalent GBP40,000 per annum)
Fixed-term contract from November 2017 for 12 months (maternity cover)
Based in Purfleet
The Royal Opera House is part of Arts Council England's network of 'Bridge' Organisations, providing a bridge between the arts and education sectors, and supporting the goal of enabling every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries. The Royal Opera House Bridge operates across the East of England, stretching from Bedfordshire to North Kent.
We are now looking for an exceptional strategic manager (maternity cover) to lead on the development of Bridge business planning, action planning and the management of team operating systems. The accent will be on efficiency, effectiveness and proving the impact of our work. This role will also take the lead on managing the internal and external communications strategies.
Working closely with the Head of ROH Bridge, responsibilities will include developing vision and strategy; fundraising, co-commissioning and leverage; programme delivery; relationships, advocacy and communications; data and knowledge management; people management; and financial management, legal compliance and governance.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
- A strong track record of working at a senior level in an education, cultural or local government context.
- Demonstrable experience of initiating and driving forward conversations between complex networks of partners that result in the creation of new opportunities for targeted groups.
- In-depth knowledge of current arts/cultural education and youth arts context.
- Commitment to high quality cultural provision for young people, and a strong understanding of using impact measurement to strengthen provision.
- High-level project planning and management skills including the ability to keep to a budget and achieve project objectives.
- Fundraising experience, particularly in attracting investment to creative work with children and young people.
We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. The role is offered for 12 days per month, with a flexible working pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate.
This role will be based at the Royal Opera House Learning and Participation office at the High House Production Park in Purfleet, with a requirement for travel within the Bridge region and some work at Covent Garden.
A full job description and information on how to apply for this position are available on our website . Contact the Human Resources Department on Email: Tel: (0) if you have any access requirements or queries.
Closing date for the receipt of applications: 8.00 am, Monday 16th October 2017. Interviews will be held on 20 October 2017.
Applicants must have work authorization for the UK.