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We are recruiting for a Communications Coordinator & Mentor

We are recruiting for a Communications Coordinator & Mentor

Join the team at Spike Island, an international centre for contemporary art as Communications Coordinator & Mentor.

This role is focused on mentoring two Programme Participants (aged 18 to 30) as part of the Creative Workforce for the Future programme, while supporting the delivery of Spike Island’s digital communications.

You will work with the Communications Manager to integrate the Programme Participants in the digital activities of Spike Island for the first five months, developing skills and experience in this field, and supporting the participants individually to overcome any obstacles and achieve their goals. In the second half of the year, the Programme Participants will be allocated two consecutive three-month placements within other Bristol companies, and you will remain mentoring and supporting the participants during this time from your base at Spike Island. Additional mentoring sessions for the Programme Participants will be provided by an external agency on a weekly basis.

The position is offered at £19,489 full time equivalent (pro rata £11,693 per annum).

Fixed-term contract to 31 December 2020 (start date as soon as possible)

The deadline to apply is midday, Thursday 5 December 2019

Interviews to be held week commencing 9 December 2019

  • About Creative Workforce for the Future

    Creative Workforce for the Future is a new programme by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the European Social Fund (ESF). It will enable talented young people to gain the experience required to sustain creative careers in sectors such as film, broadcast, digital production, animation and post-production.

    Spike Island is working with The Guild (Coworking Bath)Knowle West Media Centre, Watershed, CYN The Station, Bristol City Council and UWE Bristol to support creatives and businesses across the West of England to develop both industry employment practices embracing inclusion and diversity as an asset, and nurture young talent from certain under-represented groups to gain the experience required to sustain a creative career. 

To apply

Please download and read the person specification and job description before applying for the role.

Please send a copy of your CV and a brief covering letter, explaining why you think you would be suitable for the role, to:

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities monitoring form with your application.

We are only able to respond to candidates who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us by 9 December 2019, then you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion are fundamental to Spike Island and we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We consider diversity to be a strength and are therefore keen to make our workforce more representative of the different backgrounds and experiences that make up our city.