Job Opportunity: Community Engagement Lead

Job Title: Community Engagement Lead 
Responsible to: Executive Director 
Responsible for: no staff responsibility 
Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 p.a. pro rata dependent on experience (3  days/0.6 FTE, with scope to increase to 4 days/0.8 FTE)  
Term: Two-year fixed term contract, with scope to extend 

Deadline for applications: Friday 16th February, 12pm 

The Role:

Margate Creative Land Trust is looking for a tenacious and personable  engagement professional to lead on a diverse and collaborative programme of  engagement, outreach and support. This is a key role within the charity as we  move towards the acquisition and development of our first building. As a new  organisation this role also offers the chance to shape the direction of the work  and help drive the evolution of the Trust.  

The postholder will be responsible for developing and overseeing a programme of  community activity, alongside creative capacity building, training and support in  response to local needs. The ideal candidate will be determined, confident, and  comfortable engaging with a broad range of people, across a variety of initiatives  and environments. They will have experience of co-creating projects or  programmes with creatives and local communities, and will be adept at  identifying local and national partners to collaborate with to deliver initiatives and  projects to complement in house capacity.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Engage and empower the creative sector in Margate to co-design projects  and programmes, so that local and creative communities are at the front and centre of our activity 

  • Raise awareness of, and inspire and encourage local people to engage  with the Trust, including those who are not currently active participants in  arts and culture  

  • Research, develop and maintain relationships with a rich network of  creative organisations and community groups, to develop our network ,  including with local schools, colleges, resident groups, culturally diverse  groups, faith groups, and business communities  

  • Develop and deliver creative and community events that support learning,  capacity building, and networking  

  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify and develop opportunities for  partnership working, particularly with agencies supporting under represented groups 

  • Develop a strategy for external commissioning of elements of our  engagement programme, to ensure local organisations are given the  opportunity to be part of our delivery teams 


If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role please email us at the email in the recruitment pack.


Full details on how to apply in the document below. Please return your application with the equal opportunities monitoring form.

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