Job Advert: School Without Walls Project Manager

Aim of the Role: To ensure the success of the School Without Walls (SWW) project by managing all aspects including operational matters, relationships with all stakeholders and administration.

Fixed term contract: 1 year September 2016 -August 2017

Salary: £22K pro rata (0.5 / 2.5 days per week)

Deadline for applications: Monday 18th July. Interviews Thursday 21st July 11am-3pm

School Without Walls: embedding the arts in the primary curriculum

School Without Walls is an enquiry based model of experiential and creative learning that transforms both the curriculum and the learning culture in schools. Transposing ‘school’ to an arts environment, invites teachers and children to interrogate and reshape teaching and learning in and through the arts.

This project will involve a partnership of five organisations working with 10 primary schools.

5×5×5=creativity, an arts research charity that supports children’s and young people’s creativity and disseminates its research nationally; the egg theatre, a leading professional theatre for children and young people
Bath Festivals, which presents 3 festivals, each with a programme of creative inclusive learning and participation
Mentoring Plus, a charity that works with vulnerable children and young people, with adult mentors
Institute for Education at Bath Spa University will work alongside partners to develop high quality CPDL

The work will take place across Bath and North East Somerset in primary schools and cultural centres.

By collaborating with teachers on design and delivery, the ambition is to influence approaches used in mainstream education to enable vulnerable learners to thrive.

The partnership aims to raise aspirations and achievement, to support all those engaged in learning happy and ready to learn in and through the arts, especially to improve the life chances of more vulnerable and disengaged children.

Job Description: School Without Walls Project Manager

The role reports to the Bath Cultural Education Partnership and will be line managed by 5×5×5=creativity.

The Role

  • To oversee and manage all aspects of the project including:
  • Manage the project plan, preparation, scheduling and event management of the SWW programme
  • Manage communications between all partner organisations
  • Organise steering group meetings
  • Monthly reporting to steering group on progress
  • Budget monitoring and reporting: 6 weekly reports to Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Liaise with Paul Hamlyn Foundation /key point of contact
  • Liaise with BCEP members on key Paul Hamlyn Foundation events
  • Liaising with schools/teachers, artists/cultural partners
  • Set up partnership agreements between cultural centres and schools
  • Liaise with 5×5×5=creativity on recruitment and contracting of artists
  • Organise Continuous Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) events
  • Organise seminar/ celebration events
  • Manageliaison with the external research evaluators
  • Ensure operational logistics run smoothly
  • Order resources and materials
  • Adhere to all of the internal operational policies of 5×5×5=creativity, Financial Controls and Child Safeguarding
  • Manage Health and Safety requirements
  • Oversee Communications and PR of project
  • Ensure effective and efficient office administration
  • Manage content for the SWW website

Person Specification – Required

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Project management experience in arts and education
  • Experience of managing funded projects
  • Proven ability to manage communications with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work well with young people within a creative context
  • Good administration skills including budget control
  • Strong knowledge of managing Health and Safety within a project context
  • Self-motivated and ability to manage own time effectively.
  • Current DBS Certificate (or application in progress)

Person Specification – Desirable

  • A passion for the arts
  • Knowledge of working within the Culture, Arts and Education field
  • Experience and understanding of project evaluation
  • Experience of running off-site trips for young people
  • Ability to generate ideas and develop creative solutions to issues as they arise
  • Knowledge of and/or delivery of Arts Awards
  • Knowledge of the cultural and/or educational landscape of Bath area.

To apply

Please send your application, CV and 2 referees to by 18 July 2016

Interviews will take place at the egg theatre on Thursday 21st July 11am-3pm