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Community Engagement Producer

Birmingham, West-Midlands (On-site)
£28178 per annum
Job description
Salary: £28,178 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (2 year fixed term)
Location: Birmingham - B12 9QH
Contract: Full time, Fixed Term

Our client is recruiting a Community Engagement Producer to develop and coordinate its engagement artistic programme by, with and for diverse local communities, and to support our client’s ongoing work to widen and deepen engagement by diverse audiences

Producing our client’s community engagement programme

- Work with community members, including seniors, women with lived experience of mental health and hyperlocal communities, to produce and continue to develop an inclusive and accessible programme of arts activities supporting wellbeing, self-expression and community
- Coordinate a weekly creative wellbeing group for women with lived experience of mental health; Culture Club, our client’s monthly art club for over-65s and a new project working with local community groups to support the redesign and maintenance of our client’s outdoor terrace garden
- Support the continued development of diverse audiences at our client - specifically, working with and developing our client’s Neighbours group of community ambassadors to encourage engagement in our client by hyperlocal communities currently underrepresented in our client’s audiences
- Lead on production of public-facing community events, e.g. Refugee Week events and our client’s Big Green Weekender
- Manage budget including budgetary planning, monitoring spending, keeping financial records and managing petty cash
- Manage event logistics including bookings and catering, booking artists and facilitators and drafting contracts

Strategic development and relationship-building

- Contribute to the strategic development of our client‘s policies and practices, ensuring our client remains relevant, progressive and innovative in its approach and in meeting the needs which reflect the diversity of the city and region it seeks to represent
- Help maximise resources to support our client’s community programmes, including by identifying new partnerships and organisations to realise its work and contributing to funding applications
- Nurture and build new relationships and partnerships with relevant stakeholders including community, public sector and arts organisations, and artists
- Support the local community arts ecosystem through building relationships, sharing learning and, in partnership with No11 Arts, hosting two annual networking events for community arts in Birmingham


- Communicate effectively with diverse community members including through email, phone and text message
- Work with the communications team to publicise and promote our client’s community engagement programme, including to relevant community groups and wider public


- Document and evaluate our client’s community engagement work, including gathering feedback and ideas from participants on an ongoing basis, to inform the programme

Line management and mentoring

- Line manage and support the learning and professional growth of our client’s community engagement apprentice
- Oversee artists, associates, volunteers and work placements/interns working in community programmes

Equal Opportunities and Diversity

- All staff are expected to further, promote, and ensure the implementation of the Equality and Diversity policies of our client


- Attend and represent our client at performances, conferences and events as appropriate and agreed
- Other duties as reasonably required

Person specification

- Significant experience (ideally three years) of outreach in an arts, education, a community setting or support service, or through significant freelance work
- Proven track record in devising, co-ordinating and evaluating imaginative programmes and activities for a wide range of communities
- Ability to support, nurture and facilitate creativity, co-creation and leadership, particularly by people who are traditionally excluded by mainstream arts and cultural provision
- A proven track record and enthusiasm for working collaboratively with a range of partners, including those from non-arts backgrounds
- Understanding of and proactive approach to inclusion and access including neurodiversity, mental health, age, ethnicity and class
- Ability to manage and prioritise a range of complex projects and competing demands
- IT Literate with working knowledge of MS Office Suite
- Experience of developing, monitoring and managing project and programme budgets
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to identify, develop and draft funding proposals and ideas
- A self-starter who can motivate others, is not afraid to ask questions and can hold a keen eye for opportunity
- An adaptable team player, who is able to plan, negotiate and make decisions with high standards of personal organisation
- Willing to travel within and beyond the region as required and to work occasional unsociable hours
- Have a commitment to continuing professional development and improving their professional practice
- Active commitment to our client’s Equality and Diversity policies

Please not that all applications are anonymised during the shortlisting stage. Any attached CVs will not be used at the shortlisting stage, so please ensure you complete the application fully and include all of your experiences, qualifications and any skills you have that would help us when considering you for this role.

Deadline: All applications must be received no later than 9am on Monday 5 December 2023. Late applications will not be considered.
Short-listing: Shortlisted candidates will be informed at the latest by Wednesday 7 December 2023.
Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Tuesday 12 December 2023.

You may have experience in the following: Community Engagement Producer, Community Outreach Coordinator, Public Engagement Manager, Community Relations Producer, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, Civic Engagement Producer, etc.

Posted on: 06 November 2023
Closing date: 05 December 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: 209613
Tags: Communications, PR