Arts Development Officer

180000NL Requisition #
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Directorate: Supporting Communities

Location: 5 Pancras Square

Salary: £35,913 to £41,657

Contract Type: 2x Permanent, full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

Camden’s vision for the borough sets out bold ambitions in providing an ongoing platform for residents and cultural partners to play an active part in making and providing innovative creative programmes.

Camden is one of the most thriving areas for the arts in Europe and is home to many of the UK’s leading arts and cultural organisations.  Camden’s Arts and Tourism team manages strategic developments for creative activity in the borough the hire of public spaces for events, filming, outside broadcast and photography in the borough and delivers a range of creative programming across physical and digital platforms.

As part of this exciting role you will coordinate and support the delivery of many Camden initiatives including but not exclusive to; Cultural Framework, Cultural Partnership, Camden’s Cultural  Educational  Partnership (SPARK) the Annual Programme, Swiss Cottage Gallery, Art Collection, public art S106 initiatives, Love Camden, social value initiatives for cultural sector training and employment, film service support, resident led and co-created art programmes , income generating initiatives and strategic growth of tourism through destination marketing

To be successful in this role you will already possess a strong understanding of the strategic context of local government and the place of cultural services and tourism in the delivery of corporate objectives.

You will have a demonstrable understanding of the cultural planning agenda and an ability to influence, shape and draft cultural policy. Developing relationships and building partnerships with key stakeholders is essential to the role including but not exclusive to: regional and central government and other local authorities, education providers (e.g. Camden’s Cultural Education Partnership (SPARK) Central St. Martins) private sector, BIDs and community leaders to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the strategic development of creative cultural and tourism sectors in the borough.


About us

Camden’s main offices are located in modern award winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.


Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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How to apply:

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.


Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 24thth July 2018, 23:59 pm

Interviews to be held: week commencing 30thth July 2018

To view the Job profile for this vacancy please click HERE

Please quote reference: 180000NL

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are; 20th August, 17th September and 15th October 2018.

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