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Arts and Wellbeing Project Manager
St. Margarets House

Job Description

Key Purpose

We are seeking an experienced project management professional to join the St. Margaret’s House senior management team and provide leadership in the development and management of our Arts & Wellbeing programme.

This will include:

  • devise and deliver a Strategic Plan that will build on our current programme;
  • support all aspects of the development of our proposed Arts & Wellbeing Centre
  • line manage our Events, Community Arts and Wellbeing Managers;
  • develop new initiatives;
  • encourage community participation;
  • serve all of our diverse local groups and individuals;
  • ensure accessibility for people on low incomes;
  • strengthen our neighbourhood ties
  • create a vision of how our arts and wellbeing opportunities can  enrich people’s lives.
  • develop sustainable partnerships with arts, wellbeing, education, cultural and community  organisations
  • ensure our social impact supports our charitable aims.


 Programme Management

  • To support all aspects of the development of our proposed Arts & Wellbeing Centre.
  • To develop and create a robust Strategic Plan with the management team and work closely with other stakeholders to ensure the success of the programme
  • To establish and develop excellent working relationships with community partners, creating an effective model of community collaboration and participation
  • Managing and setting Strategic Plan budget and liaison with the CEO and finance manager
  • Working with the CEO, management and comms team to develop and deliver our brand strategy
  • Implement the delivery of effective monitoring and evaluation across programmes, delivering reports as required to the Board, funders and other stakeholders
  • Supporting the management and comms team in development of effective campaigns and audience development initiatives including development of marketing materials online and in print
  • Scheduling the programme across the House spaces; and planning resources in consultation with the House staff and volunteers
  • Leading on arrangements for temporary exhibitions, and installs where required and supporting  volunteers
  • Ensure that all activities are run in a safe and responsible way including risk assessments for activities and events and ensuring compliance with any relevant policies.

Programme Development

  • Work with the CEO, trustees, colleagues, partners and artists to develop new projects and initiatives that help deliver the vision and strategic plan of St. Margaret’s House
  • Supporting fundraising as required for projects and programme plans
  • Keep up to date with best practice in the arts, community, wellbeing and cultural sectors


  • Acting as a main point of contact for all House creative and wellbeing programming enquiries
  • Working actively at all times within all House policies
  • Attending training when/where required to develop the role
  • Representing the House at external meetings and events
  • Supporting the House’s objectives internally and externally including by contributing to business  planning and the delivery of commercial opportunities
  • Undertaking any other duties reasonably requested by the CEO

The post-holder will be required to work some weekends and evenings as the programme dictates.


The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate practical experience working in an arts and

wellbeing creative programming or producing setting and will have the skills and experience below:


  • A minimum of 3 years working professionally in a similar role, or within a programming/ producing department for an arts/wellbeing/community venue or organisation
  • A wide and up to date knowledge of the wellbeing/ cultural/ live events sectors
  • Experience of working as a project manager, producer or programmer in either  wellbeing/ art/ cultural forms
  • A commitment to developing new and diverse audiences within a cultural diverse community
  • Excellent administrative and IT skills
  • Strong numeracy and financial management skills, including experience of creating and managing project or event budgets
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, at all levels
  • A confident, articulate and approachable manner
  • Experience of leading and inspiring others as a project manager or collaborator in a team
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends in addition to general office hours
  • A demonstrable ability to manage risk, think innovatively and find solutions to problems


  • Experience of fundraising and/or writing applications to trusts, foundations and sector grant-givers
  • Experience of arts or wellbeing marketing, including social media and digital platforms
  • Demonstrable flair for developing new and innovative creative projects
  • A proven track record of developing sustained, working relationships
  • Experience of developing co-productions with venues, artists and/or companies
  • Experience of managing and negotiating artist and event contracts                                                                                                                                                                         

The deadline for submissions is 12 noon, on Monday 3 September.

Your application must include

- Your CV

- A summary of how you meet the job specification and why you want to work for St. Margarets House (maximum 2 pages)

- Contact details for 2 current referees (one of which should be your present or most recent

employer) whom we may approach for a reference.

If shortlisted, applicants will be invited to interview to be held on Friday 7 September.

We are only able to contact applicants selected for interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 1 week of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful on this occasion.