Local Engagement Manager


Central Saint Martins
CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Part time
Innovation and Business
Fixed Term
2 years

23 September 2021 23:55

£35,468 - £43,558 pro-rata (£28,374.40 - 34,846.40 per annum)

This is a unique role within Central Saint Martins, working within a small team that develops and manages a range of local engagement and placemaking projects, programmes and relationships that provide value to local partners, communities and the college.

The role involves working alongside a variety of academic and professional colleagues within CSM, alongside a range of external stakeholders and partners.

In particular, this role will help manage CSM’s involvement in the outdoor studio space and workshop MAKE. You will lead on the project management of a range of key local engagement initiatives. You will also support the work of the recently established North London Placemaking Group at CSM to help broker relationships between our academic community and local partners and stakeholders.

The role also requires teamworking with the Strategic Partnerships Manager and Business Development Manager. You will need to:

  • Identify Social Innovation;
  • Develop and submit local and regional funding proposals as required;
  • Add value and resource to our Local Engagement programme and activity.
Central Saint Martins is a world-leading centre for arts and design education. Its reputation stems from the creative energy of its staff and students and the stellar achievements of its graduates nationally and internationally. The nine programmes at CSM explore the boundaries of their discipline. Students and staff are continually alert to new ideas and are curious and restless in developing beyond the expected norms of their subject, so emerging work is at the forefront of its area. CSM sits at the heart of London’s creative scene, and of one of Europe’s most dynamic new culture and innovation quarters at King’s Cross, making the college increasingly important to London’s cultural life, and indicative of our general desire to open up CSM to as broad an audience as possible.

We are looking for someone with a proven knowledge and track record in one of the following: placemaking, social design, community-engaged arts and/or socially engaged practice and theory. You will have an interest in design, media, the arts, performance and the broader creative and cultural sectors.

Along with specialist knowledge, we are looking for someone with a proven track record of project management, and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. You will have experience of working with community and voluntary sector stakeholders, along with the wider public through arts education and socially engaged practice.

Finally, you will have experience of communicating and publicising projects, as well as leading and contributing to the development of funding bids and proposals. You will have a high standard of written English, including formal proposal writing and presentations.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. If you have any queries about this role please email the CSM Staffing Team on: jobenquiries@csm.arts.ac.uk.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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