Senior Arts and Culture Engagement Officer

Senior Arts and Culture Engagement Officer

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 5.25pm

Centrepoint’s engagement programmes use an innovative and inspiring approach, one that is proven to transform young lives positively; engaging, inspiring, motivating, stabilising, and giving our participants the tools and confidence they need to move their lives forwards.

They are designed to be delivered in partnership with inspiring partners, engaging and empowering participants through our four pillars of engagement; Sport, Art; Culture, Technology and Food.

These programmes focus on several soft skill areas known to be of key importance to those who have experienced, or are experiencing, homelessness. These include self-awareness, control, resilience, teamwork, perspective, responsibility and relationship-building, as well as more vocational skills which enable our young people to move into education, employment or training.

This role is London-based, but will help deliver the national engagement strategy and be responsible for engaging, inspiring and motivating Young People to positively transform their lives. It will take ownership of Centrepoint’s Arts and Culture engagement pillar, coordinating all relevant activity across England (with a focus on areas where Centrepoint provide housing and support).

There are three stages of Centrepoint’s new Arts and Culture programme, with the process designed to create an environment of positive personal progression through achievable, yet inspirational goals.

After participants have engaged on the first stage of the programme (through weekly Art, Film, Fashion, Music, or Performance activity) they will be able to be involved in regional showcase events, empowering opportunities that will allow participants to show the passion and talents which have been unlocked and nurtured through the programme.

Between 5-10 young people will then be selected to be part of a ground-breaking new project in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery, one which will see them mentored by high-profile personalities from the world of Art & Culture, before collaborating to create a piece of work for the new Saatchi Gallery Late events.

Throughout all activity the Senior Arts and Culture Engagement Officer will work closely with regional Development Officers, supporting participants into suitable progression opportunities.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV with a supporting statement setting out how you meet the essential criteria for the role as listed in the table below

Closing Date: 28 March 2019


Published on 22 March 2019

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