Deadline: 15 February 2023, 5pm

Creative Lives is a registered charity that was established in 1991. We champion community and volunteer-led creative activity, and work to improve opportunities for everyone to be creative. In particular, we celebrate and promote people expressing themselves creatively with others, recognising the benefits this can bring.

We are currently looking to recruit a Grants Programme Coordinator to work on the 'Know Your Neighbourhood Fund', set up by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport) to fund activities that enable volunteering and tackle loneliness. 

Creative Lives is one of the organisations that has been selected by DCMS and Arts Council England (ACE) to distribute KYN grant funding for voluntary and community arts activities.  Through this role, Creative Lives will fund voluntary creative groups and activity across England to promote and deliver targeted creative activities to support people at risk of loneliness and isolation.

There will be a particular focus on supporting participants to undertake creative activities alongside exploring ways that said activities can build connections and a sense of belonging.

The successful candidate will have experience of establishing new systems and processes from scratch, preferably for grant-giving programmes, as well as experience of due diligence, data collection and financial transparency. You should also be able to confidently champion and promote the importance of opening up voluntary arts activities to new participants, particularly those who have not taken part in arts activities previously, with a particular focus on engagement in disadvantaged areas of England.

Salary: £16,480 (based on £27,467 per annum pro rata) there will be a cost-of-living increase in April 2023.

Location: Home-based.

Hours: 22.5 (3 days a week) - Hours can be flexible to take account of personal circumstances. There might be occasional evening and weekend work for which time off in lieu will be given.

To download the full job pack, including job description and person specification, please click here.