Vacancy Details

Cockpit Arts - Freelance Partnership Manager

Job ref.: 0453
Job title: Freelance Partnership Manager
Employer: Cockpit Arts
Job type: Opportunity
Pay: 0.00 per hour
Date posted: 15/08/2019

Freelance Partnership Manager – Make It!

Fixed-term, freelance contract: 15 days over three months, September – November 2019

Fee: £2,400

Applications by: Noon, Wednesday 21st August Interviews: Thursday 29th August

Introduction Cockpit Arts is hiring a freelance Partnership Manager to launch our Make It! programme for young London-based makers setting up in business.

The Partnership Manager will promote Make It! to attract and recruit young Londoners to apply to this ambitious programme. The core tasks involve promoting Make It! through creative, community and business networks, building connections with new networks to help us reach more people, and managing a series of open days and recruitment events.

We are looking for someone who can work flexibly, September to November 2019, with key dates and workplan to be agreed following your appointment.

About Make It! Make It! is a two-year programme offering three Londoners, aged under 25 years, the support and space to build their own craft-based businesses.

The programme includes workshops in business basics, one-to-one coaching and a studio space at Cockpit. It’s open to makers who are currently unemployed or underemployed (working in a job that doesn’t use their craft skills).

Make It! is an evolution of Cockpit’s successful Creative Careers programme which has supported 26 makers so far. Our ambition is to reach more young Londoners keen to build a career in craft. More information on Make It! is provided in the accompanying document.

Partnership Manager Brief

The freelance Partnership Manager will promote and champion Make It! to attract and recruit young Londoners with an ambition to run their own craft business.

Success will mean generating a strong, diverse range of applicants to the programme. We know from experience that this works best through connecting to existing networks. The Partnership Manager will be able to extend our reach through their existing contacts as well as by quickly forging new connections.

The Partnership Manager will report to Cockpit’s Head of Business Incubation and work closely with our Projects Coordinator and our business incubation and communications teams.

Key tasks are to:

? Promote Make It! to community, creative, education and business networks London-wide.

? Pick up and manage existing relationships, including the Prince’s Trust, to attract applicants.

? Build relationships with new networks and groups to promote the opportunity more widely.

? Support our communications team in promoting Make It! online through, for example, Facebook groups and online forums.

? Promote Make It! at relevant places and events, for example, local craft markets.

? Manage two Open Day events to introduce the programme to potential applicants.

About you

We’re looking for someone who is a great relationship-builder and communicator, with the ability to enthuse young people and their supporters about the opportunity that Make It! offers.

You’ll be excited by the chance to champion a pioneering initiative, building on the success of our Creative Careers programme, and enable us to reach the widest possible pool of applicants.

You’ll already have strong networks in at least one of these areas: the creative industries, youth work, education or business - and you’ll quickly build new relationships and connections.

We don’t need you to have a background in craft or design, but ideally you’ll have experience in the creative industries and a passion for creative enterprise. Most likely you have experience in youth programmes, business start-up programmes, arts outreach or community partnerships.

You’ll be an excellent project and event manager, with a highly professional approach and a focus on excellent delivery.

A commitment to inclusion and diversity is essential, as is understanding the barriers that can face young people in applying to programmes like this – and knowing how to overcome those barriers

How to apply

To apply, send a CV and covering letter outlining how you fulfil the brief to 

Deadline for applications: Noon, Wednesday 21st August.

Interviews Interviews will be held on Thursday 29th August We will contact shortlisted applicants on Friday 23rd August to invite you to interview.

We are sorry that we won’t be able to contact every applicant. If you haven’t heard from us by that date, please assume that you haven’t been shortlisted for the role.

Diversity drives creativity Creativity, innovation and business success are fuelled by diversity. Cockpit Arts has an inclusive culture where all aspects of diversity are seen as fundamental to our success. We’re committed to building a more diverse team and creating an environment where anyone, from any background, can do their best work.