This role will manage and deliver our More Than Words project, a National Lottery Heritage Funded project to make heritage accessible for all, particularly those with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
The project will create accessible, sensory-rich visitor experiences for a wider audience, demonstrating how sensory-rich interpretation can improve access, enable engagement and make connections for a range of visitors with different access needs, learning abilities and styles.
Principal duties include:
• Management and implementation of the work programme.
• Building and maintaining relationships and networks with a wide range of community groups, heritage centres, environmental and disability organisations in Cornwall.
• Working in partnership with the teams at our heritage partners to plan and develop interpretation which is accessible and appealing to a wide audience with diverse needs while delivering and developing their own interpretation plans and objectives.
• Planning and running community events to co-design and deliver sensory-rich interpretation experiences; for example sensory mapping, sensory stories and relaxed sessions. This will include planning activities, booking venues and transport as well as running activities.
• Helping to design and deliver training.
• Publicising and promoting the project and Sensory Trust, e.g. making presentations, giving talks, creating web content, writing press releases, social media promotion etc.
• Managing the budget including recording expenditure and adhering to budgets.
• Creation of sensory-rich interpretation including design development, briefing and commissioning designers/makers, managing production, working with partners for installation/delivery.
• Producing summary reports for funders and Trustees.
• Contribute to other complementary areas of work of the Trust.
Important Qualities include:
• Awareness of, and sensitivity to, disability and social inclusion issues.
• Ability to work with a wide range of people with an equally wide range of needs but especially people with varying disabilities.
• Strong creative design skills combined with inclusive design experience to demonstrate how inclusive design equals high quality, attractive, user-centred design.
• Confidence in community consultation and user-testing with a wide range of beneficiaries and practitioners. • Good communication and presentation skills, and ability to engage with a range of stakeholders, including beneficiaries, trustees, funders, partner organisations.
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to communicate with a wide range of people. • Self-motivation.
• Strong IT skills sufficient to use word processing, design and spreadsheet packages and the internet. • Design skills, specifically using Adobe Creative Suite.
• Competent in maintaining financial records and helping to manage and forecast expenditure.
• Willingness to travel, preferably with own transport and clean driving license.
This is a rare opportunity to join our fantastic team; so if you are passionate about making the outdoors accessible for all then we want to hear from you!
If you are interested please check out the full job profile on our website; and apply with a CV and covering letter.