Local community Engagement Associate | Taliesin Arts Centre

Income: Quality 7

We are creating our workforce to assist us accomplish our vision and strategic priorities above the following five several years. We are seeking for a man or woman who shares our enthusiasm for arts and tradition, our motivation to range and belief that the arts and society is for all.

The Group Engagement Affiliate is a new senior purpose inside Taliesin Arts Centre which marks a strategic goal to embed engagement and participation at the heart of the organisation. The Community Engagement Associate will produce current programmes and just take a guide part in the co-style and supply of new initiatives in collaboration with people today, communities and lover organisations that improve and form the way we do factors in the upcoming.

The principal objective of the position is to develop and supply participatory and resourceful engagement activities that join with the varied communities of Swansea and surrounding location. The operate ought to offer pathways and channels of interaction into the organisation, maximize our approachability, foster and amplify local community cultural leadership, create chances for paid perform with freelance creatives and aid the innovative opportunity and ambition of communities together with learners.

Reporting specifically to the Head of Cultural Expert services this is a senior administration role and will work collaboratively throughout the entire of the division and with essential members of team/ departments at Swansea University. 

This purpose is equal areas ‘make matters happen’ and ‘community building’.

Our great candidate:

  • You have a enthusiasm for persons, are entire of suggestions and like when observing the inventive spark lit in other people. 
  • You price other people’s contributions and feel in enabling and together with other people. 
  • You get pleasure from making an attempt new techniques of executing points and are energised by collaboration. 
  • You are open to issues and get pleasure from locating imaginative alternatives.
  • You are intrigued in the large picture but can also do the element
  • You are flexible and enthusiastic. You believe that the future is a area of possibility and that it’s value doing the job challenging to bring it to existence.

You may well have been a working towards artist with a powerful track record in social exercise or a group progress practitioner with a enthusiasm and perception in the transformative electricity of the arts or just about anything in in between.

Taliesin Art Centre presently has an beneath-illustration of folks from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds.  We would specifically welcome purposes from candidates with lived expertise in these locations. Appointments will be created on benefit.

Critical Tasks


  • With help from the Head of Cultural Solutions, guide the progress and shipping of an inspiring cultural programme of progressive engagement and participation, encompassing transformative work with folks and communities across the generations
  • Establish priorities for engagement which consider into consideration the priorities of vital stakeholders (which includes Arts Council of Wales, Swansea College etcetera) and that place the voices of communities in Swansea at the centre of our selection building
  • With assist of the Head of Cultural Products and services, establish alternatives to include freelance creatives and artists in the advancement of new suggestions and projects 
  • Deploy seem strategies of co-creation, co-curation, co-style in your work 
  • Go to and add towards Taliesin programming conferences and do the job to maximise participation and engagement at Taliesin 

Partnerships and Networks

  • Develop robust partnerships with local community, arts, training, community and other organisations, to guarantee our perform that is relevant, owned and impactful with certain emphasis on producing long lasting optimistic relationships with a vast variety of people today and communities
  • Establish and function to sustain a group forum that feeds into all conclusion-generating about Taliesin’s programme and creating ‘pathways’ involving grassroots organisations, Taliesin and beyond 
  • Perform an energetic part in Taliesin’s operating groups in relation to entry, the welsh language and sustainability
  • As acceptable, depict Taliesin at external conferences, teams, and platforms. 

Safeguarding and Entry

  • Perform across the organisation to assure the highest standards of safe and sound participation and act as the Safeguarding Officer for Taliesin
  • Undertake coaching to model finest follow in relation to diversity, equalities and inclusion.


  • Choose an active function inside the group and show up at regular personnel conferences to lead obvious messaging about options, action and long run pondering
  • In near collaboration and with the assist of with Head of Cultural Providers, add towards helpful communication and advocacy with funders and other essential stakeholders.
  • Interact with Taliesin’s social media and lead in the direction of material for Taliesin’s Website web page.
  • Prepare stories on routines as necessary

Financial and Arranging

  • Lead to conversations around annual scheduling and targets for Taliesin and to guarantee funds and other resources are sufficiently allocated.
  • Established and manage undertaking budgets and operate with colleagues on exact reporting and challenge administration.
  • Doing the job alongside Taliesin colleagues, support action to produce new resources of income/funding to underpin exercise including from trusts and foundations and from public sector funders 


  • Retain up to day with adjustments in best follow in get ensure that the programme is in line with vital priorities and is abreast of establishing frontiers.
  • Recruit and support personnel engaged to provide action making sure that excellence and equal chances are integral to this system and that all freelancers are compensated within affordable timeframes.
  • Employ a society of exploration, analysis and effects study to underpin exercise and help subsequent fundraising.
  • Perform an active position in the Management Staff guaranteeing the voice of communities are listened to evidently and regularly and contribute very clear messaging about programs, exercise and upcoming contemplating.

The prosperous candidate will need to exhibit the pursuing:

Working experience:

  • In the discipline of multi-arts programming and participation and/ or deploying arts and lifestyle in the function of local community enhancement
  • Of the involvement of many stakeholders in the growth of new thoughts with the potential to generate a major optimistic impact on modern society
  • Knowledge and practical experience of excluded communities from assorted backgrounds, (in unique ethnic diversity), the limitations they deal with to participation and inclusion in the arts and how to proficiently have interaction to uncover methods to greater involvement in Taliesin’s resourceful offer.  
  • Encounter of partaking freelancers to provide important parts of do the job on time and to finances
  • Of taking care of assignments, personnel and freelance groups, their budgets and other critical sources at a constantly higher degree.
  • Of fundraising from sources across Public and Rely on and Foundation Sectors
  • Of a extensive assortment of arts and cultural methods and their specific desires and sensibilities
  • Of implementing and preserving a safeguarding policy.

Know-how and Expertise:

  • Demonstrated imaginative considering skills, shown via total task lifecycle (i.e. notion enhancement for programme of functions by way of to supply)
  • Great conversation abilities to pay attention, facilitate, establish belief and encourage a assorted assortment of individuals with differing pursuits, internally and externally 
  • The potential to create and existing concepts, stories and info in a compelling fashion to diverse audiences
  • The potential to successfully establish, supply, keep an eye on and appraise programmes of get the job done.
  • The potential to take care of numerous tasks and deliver correctly with significant degrees of accomplishment, precision and consideration to depth.
  • The capability to get the job done flexibly and be adaptable and to operate calmy in advanced environments.
  • The capacity to self-encourage and inspire other folks to achieve a substantial functionality within just the workplace
  • The ability to present empathy and see the planet from the viewpoint of other people
  • The capability to perform as part of a group and with a versatile technique to working hrs


For further facts make sure you get in touch with Simon Coates on [email protected] kingdom

To apply for the article be sure to click on the website link: www.swansea.ac.british isles/careers

Closing date: 30.08.2021