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Campaign_We_Love_WOW_heart Jaye Nolan Writer Kent Medway

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Programme Manager at Future Creative required

Are you an excellent manager of projects and people?  Do you thrive in a target driven environment?  Are you able to grow and adapt to meet challenges?  Are you inspired by creating programmes that develop communities and support young people to reach their full potential?  Then this job could be for you…

Future Creative is recruiting a Programme Manager to lead their key youth development programme.  You will be responsible for achieving targets set by the national programme in their area, and developing and monitoring delivery of the programme to ensure goals are met.  You’ll lead a team of staff and freelancers across the region, identifying opportunities for maximising potential to achieve the highest quality of programme delivery.

The post holder will need to be a strategic leader with energy and enthusiasm to meet demanding targets as well as being flexible and adaptable to change.  You will work across the education, community, voluntary and business sector to widen the reach and impact of their programmes.

Full time – Monday to Friday (with some evenings and weekends) based in Deal, Kent (with travel in the SE and East regions)

£22 – £24,000 dependant on experience

6 month probation period

Application deadline: 5pm Friday 25th April 2014

Please email wendy@future-creative.org to request an application pack.

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But will it be on the jelly box?

One of the most exciting programmes to hit Medway and Swale in recent times (quite a statement when you consider how much is going on) is Creative People and Places: Swale and Medway, a project determined to let local people shape their arts provision and give them the opportunity of taking part in activities they wouldn’t normally think were for them. Check out the awesome video and read on …

Great news then, that the first round of funding – the Small Experiment applications of up to £2000 – will open on June 17th. This is not your traditional project funding, mind, so you must be very clear about what you want to test and why, and how it will inspire a broader range of involvement from, and collaboration with, local residents and community and voluntary groups.

To find our more about the application process and eligibility, sign up at CreativePeoplePlace.info (scroll down to add your details, and to nominate a community catalyst or three) and drop in to one of the two informal events taking place this month, so you can meet new Creative Enabler and Programme Director, Steph Fuller, plus some more of the team.

Medway: Tuesday, June 18th from 7pm – 9pm at Gillingham Library, High St. ME7 1BG

Swale: Wednesday, June 26th from 7pm -9pm at Pulse Café, 29 Park Road, Sittingbourne. ME10 1DR

No booking required is required and some refreshments will be available.

If you can’t make the above dates, some one-to-one sessions with Steph will be available across Swale and Medway until at least mid-July. Check her diary and email to say “Hello, how lovely it will be to meet you.”

Creative People and Places: Swale and Medway was awarded funding by the Arts Council, after both areas were identified as having low arts engagement within their communities. It’s an action research programme aiming to engage and re-imagine the arts as a valued and integral part of local people’s everyday life.

So, if you’re a local resident, part of an arts organisation or a member of a community or voluntary group and have the motivation to make interesting things happen locally, they want to hear from you.