Canning Town, Greater London (Hybrid)
£40,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 30 hours or 4 days a week
Job description

Company Description

Community Links is a hub  tackling health and social inequality in East London and beyond. We work alongside the community helping people of all ages reach their full potential.  We take our local knowledge of what works to influence national decision making. We are proud to be part of Catch22. 

Mission - We work towards a world where your potential is not limited by your health or social circumstances.

Vision - We believe everyone can thrive if they have 3 basic things: good people around them, a good place to live and a purpose in life. We call these our 3Ps.

Values - Our ethos is to be driven by dreams and judged by delivery.

Catch22 is a social business which design and delivers services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities. We believe that people can thrive when they have a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose. We call these our '3Ps'.

All Catch22 services deliver at least one (and often all three) of these outcomes.

Job Description

The Programme Manager, Arts and Culture, will be responsible for delivering the Creative People and Places (CPP) programme in Newham, East London. While being line-managed through Community Links, they will be accountable to a consortium of local organisations funded by Arts Council England. Externally the Programme Manager, Arts and Culture, will be referred to as the “CPP Director”, in line with Arts Council England’s terminology.

Our Newham CPP, called World on our Doorstep, aims to empower local people to access, participate, create & curate arts in local spaces celebrating the richness of the most culturally diverse boroughs in the country. Our overall impact will be increased participation and cultural engagement levels.

We will place local people at the heart of decision-making about what they want to do & see in the community, by developing a CPP that co-designs & delivers excellent and inspiring art. By bringing arts to people’s doorstep we want to radically redefine what culture means to the people of Newham in its broadest definition of who we are; how we live and what we do. We will do this by focusing on activities in local spaces (such as parks & green spaces), championing the homegrown, creativity & culture and working with the widest range of cultural and cross-sector partners.

The ideal candidate will be: 

  • A strong programme / project manager with an impressive track record in arts and culture who understands the local East London context. 
  • An individual with strong customer service and stakeholder management skills, who is able to liaise confidently, articulately and persuasively with people at all levels of an organisation, both internally and externally. 
  • An individual with excellent creative and problem solving skills, a ‘self-starter’ mentality, good written and presentation skills, and a passion for equality in the arts and culture.
  • Someone with a strong willingness and commitment to learning (CPP is an action research project)

The full job description and person specification can be found here.  


Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.

Additional information

Place of work: Homeworking and Community Links (E16), with a minimum of three days a week in the office.

Hours of work: 30 hours (0.8 FTE). We are open to discussion about how these hours are spread throughout the week eg four full days a week or five shorter days

Salary/Grade: £40,000 (Grade I)

Reports to: Director

Level of screening: Enhanced DBS

Community Links is totally committed to equality of opportunity and supporting diversity and inclusion in both services to the community and in the employment of people. Community Links expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.

See the benefits of working for Catch22 here.

Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

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Refreshed on: 24 June 2022
Closed date: 09 July 2022 at 23:59
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