Cultural Strategy Manager

We are seeking an exceptional individual to champion, develop and lead our new Cultural Strategy.

3 weeks ago
Closing Date:
08/07/2022 5:00 pm
St Peters Leisure Centre
38,553 p/a
36.25 hours
Contract Type:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Not applicable
Job Reference:

Cultural Strategy Manager

Grade 11 £38,553

We are seeking an exceptional individual to champion, develop and lead our new Cultural Strategy: identifying and developing opportunities for growth; accessing resources from funding bodies; developing partnerships that grow audiences and participation and deliver a high quality aspirational and sustainable cultural offering in Burnley. Reporting to the Leisure and Cultural Trust Chief Executive, and soon to be formed Cultural Partnership Board, this senior post plays a key role in delivering Culture to the residents and visitors of the area.

You will have a track-record of delivering high-profile programmes and campaigns and a good network of contacts from either an arts development, theatre, or heritage background, with a reasonable level of understanding of delivery and development from the other two discipline areas. Extensive experience of fund-raising, large-scale project development, monitoring data and budgets, audience engagement and working in partnerships with local, regional, and national stakeholders are a prerequisite.

It is an interesting time to start working for Burnley Leisure and Culture, the launch of our new Cultural Strategy along with the formation of a Cultural Partnership Board will be the starting point of our 10-year plan to engage more people in culture from both residents and visitors wanting to visit our cultural attractions and vibrant programmes.

The successful candidate will show energy and aspiration for cultural services in Burnley whilst being able to practically plan and develop realistic business plans that supports the trust and the Cultural Partnership Board to achieve its mission statement: ‘Working in partnership to inspire people and communities to be active, creative and healthier through the provision of a wide range of high-quality leisure and cultural services that are customer focused, affordable and accessible to all.’

Occasional evening, weekend and Bank Holiday working may be required depending on business requirements.

For an informal discussion on the content of the job description or person specification then please contact Gerard Vinton, Chief Executive on 01282 477166.

How to apply

We thank you for your interest in working for Burnley Leisure.

All online applicants will receive an acknowledgment confirming receipt upon submission.

If you are shortlisted you will be invited for an interview. If your application is not successful, you will receive an email confirmation. This is normally within 3 weeks of the closing date.

Details of when the interviews will be held are included within the vacancy advert. You will be able to choose a convenient interview appointment time.

References are normally taken up after the interviews have been held. There will be no offer of employment until satisfactory references, a medical clearance and DBS clearance (if required) have been granted.