Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Development Manager – Events and Outreach

Cambo Heritage Trust

Job Description

Job Title:                             Development Manager – Events and Outreach
Salary:                                  £28,000 - £32,000, depending on experience
Hours:                                  35 hrs/week (f/t) with flexibility for occasional evenings and weekends
Type of Contract:             3 year contract initially
Reporting to:                     Chairman of the Trustees, Cambo Heritage Trust

Cambo Heritage Trust, a registered charity SC028131 operating from Cambo Estate, Fife, offers opportunities for learning and volunteering in heritage, environment, arts, culture and horticulture.

The Stables is a major capital restoration project, re-purposing disused estate buildings; the historic Stables, adjacent Glasshouses and Walled garden. The project is ‘brought alive’ through a focussed programme of events and activities, to be delivered by a new staff team and in partnership with local groups. The 3-year Activity Plan aims to safeguard and increase public access to this unique community asset and offers growing opportunities for local groups and individuals to engage with the arts, culture, environment and heritage at Cambo. The Stables Project is match-funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, Coastal Communities Fund and a portfolio of other large & small, local & national Trusts & Foundations, private donors and community fundraising.

In October 2015, work commenced onsite. Phase 1, the first discrete element of restoration work to the Glasshouses will complete Spring 2016. Phase 2 will focus on the Stables’ North Courtyard ‘inclusion and enterprise hub’ for volunteers and trainees, a ‘learning loft’ for schools and other community groups, café, gift shop and social enterprise outlet. Interpretation, essential traffic management and a new carpark, will complete this major capital project. Pending successful tender and engagement of contractor(s), we anticipate starting Phase 2 capital works early in 2016, with the Stables becoming fully operational in 2017.

A wide range of inclusive community-focussed events and activities, maximising the environmental and built heritage at Cambo, for educational and creative community benefit, is ongoing. Cambo Heritage Trust’s current activity, events and outreach are delivered by a growing team of staff, volunteers and advisors, as well as significant in-kind support from Cambo Estate.

About the post:
This post will combine identified responsibilities covering Project Management, Events and Marketing, Partnership Development, Arts/Culture and Heritage Outreach, as well as Fundraising. The post-holder will further support and directly line-manage up to three members of Stables staff. In time, as the Stables reaches full operational capacity, it is anticipated that the post will develop into a wider lead-Management role, supporting the strategic development and delivery of Heritage, Arts, Environmental and Horticultural activity across all areas of Cambo Heritage Trust.

Main duties and responsibilities:
·           Raise the profile of Cambo Heritage Trust and the Stables Project as a dynamic centre for learning and volunteering in heritage, environment, arts, culture and horticulture.
·           Develop and implement effective multi-layered marketing strategies and effective and continuous public relations campaigns.
·           Generate links and partnership working opportunities between Cambo Heritage Trust and other community, arts and heritage institutions in Fife and adjacent areas.
·           Work in partnership to develop, plan and deliver a range of outreach activities, identifying potential participants from the community and stakeholder networks.
·           Develop existing and new events, co-ordinating with other activities happening on the estate.
·           Develop engagement opportunities with typical ‘hard to reach’ groups and individuals.
·           Work closely with Cambo Heritage Trust’s Learning & Engagement Officer to develop pathways into further learning or volunteering/employment opportunities for project beneficiaries.
·           Develop Cambo’s creative community engagement programmes: identifying and developing paid-for creative learning opportunities; managing freelance contractors and artists, art installations, exhibitions, heritage and creative events; keeping records and statistics relating to attendance at arts programmes.
·           Monitor the effectiveness of activities delivered and identify methods of improving future service delivery, including:
o    analysis of barriers experienced by non-users of Cambo Heritage Trust and identifying methods of addressing these barriers to widen and increase participation.
o    detailed evaluation of arts/cultural audiences and performance, developing effective audience feedback programmes and maintaining a database of Cambo’s arts audience/creative partners.

The post-holder will:
·           Work to a pre-agreed budget and identified performance indicators.
·           Recruit appropriate staff/volunteers and ambassadors as necessary and monitor their performance.
·           Identify and attract funding as required.
·           Liaise closely with designated Trustees on all matters.

Person Specification:
The post holder will be educated to degree standard or equivalent with an interest in heritage, education and the arts. He/she will have the following:

·      Previous experience of management within a heritage/arts organisation.
·      Excellent analytical, organisational, report writing and computing skills.
·      Ability to delegate successfully.
·      Experience of community/stakeholder consultation, engaging with groups & individuals.
·      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others.
·      Excellent financial management skills.
·      Good P.R. and marketing skills.
·      Previous experience of working with volunteers, community groups and funders.

·      Willingness to undertake appropriate training
Diploma/Degree in a relevant discipline
·      Experience in developing and running community heritage based projects
·      Experience in initiating, designing and delivering heritage activity within a community setting
·      Experience in dealing with relevant stakeholders
·      Experience in dealing with the public
·      Experience in setting budgets and full budgetary control
·      Knowledge of all aspects of running a small business
·      Experience of managing staff
·      Experience of working with a range of partners e.g, trustees and other estate tenants,  local businesses ,networks, schools and community groups
·      Experience of working with children and young people
·      Project planning and project management skills
·      Excellent communication skills
·      Good inter-personal skills and the ability to relate to all types of people
·      Time management skills and the ability to work on own initiative
·      Flexible and innovative approach
·      Ability to manage and deliver projects within a tight timescale
·      Good IT skills
·      Self-motivated and energetic
·      Non-judgemental, tactful, empathetic and approachable
·      Trustworthy and reliable
·      Team player
·      Creative
·      Energetic and cheerful
·      Encouraging and supportive
·      Enjoys other people
·      Post holder will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure
·      Driving Licence

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