World Cities Culture Forum programme
The Mayor of London set up the World Cities Culture Forum in 2012 to provide global leadership on culture in cities. The Forum champions culture as an essential driver for prosperous, fair and sustainable global cities. It shares the latest thinking and new city innovations, data and projects and produces the World Cities Culture Report. Since 2012 it has grown from 8 to 40 city members from Amsterdam to Tokyo and from Buenos Aires to Sydney.
This is a key role in developing the future of the World Cities Culture Forum and delivering a high profile programme of events and reports. It will oversee the Forum’s membership and strands of work, working closely with internal and external stakeholders and partners. The contract will initially be with the GLA but the post holder will work to support the transition of the Forum to a new independent entity, anticipated to be by 2023.
The role will work alongside both Culture and Creative Industries Unit staff and external consultants BOP who have responsibility for delivering specific areas of the programme. It is a great opportunity to be part of a passionate team, helping to shape the cultural agenda for London and internationally. The wider team you will join is high-performing, ambitious and fast paced. It benefits from strong working relationships across the GLA and many external stakeholders and seeks to create a culture of collaboration, integrity and peer support.
You will have extensive experience of project management – delivering projects, events and reports to a specific timeline. You will be adept at managing multiple stakeholders and complex projects. You will have excellent negotiating, influencing and communication skills, including experience of preparing written reports, newsletters and briefings. You will be able to manage your time effectively in a fast-paced changing environment with a solution focused mindset. You will have an interest in urban policy in an international context and experience of working in an international environment. We value diversity of thought and experience and encourage applications from those who can offer a new opinion or perspective.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.
To apply, please visit our website.
Application closing date: Monday 4 October 2021 at 23:59 GMT.
Interview date: Wednesday 13 October 2021.
London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects this at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.