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Now recruiting: Cultural Planning and Operations Manager

Friday 10th September

Taliesin Arts Centre exists to enrich the lives of the communities of Swansea and the region, including the students and staff of Swansea University. We have become well known for a rich and varied programme of professional performing arts and cinema. From its origins as a service provider to Swansea University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Taliesin has established itself as a ‘cultural oasis’; an essential part of the city’s cultural landscape. 

We are building our team to help us achieve our vision and strategic priorities over the next five years as we respond to the challenges and new horizons presented as a result of COVID-19 . We are looking for a person who shares our passion for arts and culture, our commitment to diversity and who has the skills and experience to help develop the operational and planning portfolio of Taliesin’s work.

Main purpose of post include:

  • To act as a member of the Senior Management Team at Taliesin Arts Centre and in this capacity identify and create appropriate links with all teams and provide advice on the range of issues affecting all operations and planning of the Arts Centre’s activity.
  • To contribute strategically to the organisational development of the Arts Centre and lead on the formulation of changes required within the operational and planning processes. 
  • To support work on strategy development, and lead on the development of existing and new processes and policies for the Arts Centre relating to business continuity and recovery, risk management, capital expenditure, legislation/licensing, governance and compliance, and to fulfil our obligations to funders
  • Support annual review processes with revenue funders.

Taliesin Art Centre currently has an under-representation of individuals from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds.  We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with lived experience in these areas.  Appointments will be made on merit.

Informal enquiries and further information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Simon Coates, Head of Cultural Services at simon.coates@swansea.ac.uk 

Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • Hours: 35 per week. 
  • Annual leave: 31 days per annum plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
  • The salary will be on the Grade 9 salary scale for Academic and related Staff.
  • The appointment is subject to the General Terms of Appointment for Academic and related Staff.

The following link provides further information on the benefits of working in Swansea University: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/new-staff/benefits-of-working-at-swansea/

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.