Creative Producer (Borderlands)

Closing Date: 20/02/2023
Contract Temporary
Job Role Education
Working Hours Part Time
Location Middlesbrough
Salary £33,314 to £38,592 Pro rata
Company Teesside University

Job Description

Every member of our University is part of the inspiring, supportive, and caring community known as Team Teesside.

What we offer you:

– A holiday entitlement of 185 hours (25 days), increasing to 28 and 30 days after 3 and 5 years’ service respectively, plus bank holidays 
– Additional leave over the Christmas and New Year period during the Christmas closure
– Special leave to support a range of circumstances
– Flexi time scheme
– A variety of provision to support staff with personal development and recognition
– A range of family friendly benefits
– An employee benefits platform which provides discounts with 350+ retailers and access to health and wellbeing resources

Borderlands is a Creative People and Places (CPP) project funded primarily by Arts Council England (ACE) with support from Tees Valley Combined Authority, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland Councils.  We are hosted by Teesside University and have an independent Consortium with senior leadership from Tees Valley Education, You’ve Got This, MIMA, North Star Housing, Tees Valley Nature Partnership, and Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation.

We are seeking a new Creative Producer to build on the excellent work that has started across South Tees. You will be the lead producer of major cultural programmes for Borderlands across a range of art forms.  This will involve working in collaboration with the Borderlands Director, team and our communities to increase arts and cultural engagement and participation in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.  You will have access to a flexible programme budget with which to respond to the cultural ambitions and also the needs, drivers and barriers of South Tees communities. Borderlands wants to invest in promise, leadership potential and ambitions of our communities.

We are looking for someone has excellent interpersonal skills and a strong track record of creative facilitation.  You will be able to work well in a team and have experience of project management with a proven track record of working as a Creative Producer. You will deliver a range of participatory arts projects in collaboration with local people so experience of co-producing work with communities is key.

This is an exciting time for the right person to help to shape and deliver an exciting programme designed with and for the community.

The position we are filling is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory DBS disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of our clearance procedures.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post will qualify for University sponsorship under the Skilled Worker visa route.

Important Note for Student Visa holders: As you are restricted to working 20 hours per week during term time under the terms of your visa you are not eligible to apply for this position as the weekly hours are 22.2

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