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Arts and Events Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together in a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs. We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join us on a fixed-term contract until the end of March 2026 to be Arts and Events Manager for North Battersea, including Nine Elms.  

The Delivery Team is responsible for ensuring that Wandsworth Council’s vision for placemaking is achieved, where new neighbourhoods are emerging. Supporting culture to thrive at a local level is one of the key ways we seek to achieve vibrant and successful ‘places’ connected to surrounding communities and to the rest of London. 2024 and 2025 will see critical moments in North Battersea as a number of cultural anchor tenants embed in the area and London’s largest new park completes in Nine Elms. Wandsworth has bid to be London Borough of Culture 2025, which promises a transformational year of cultural activity between April 2025 and March 2026; the successful borough will be announced in March 2024.   

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of instigating or producing innovative and high-quality arts and cultural activities that directly engage local communities. You will be experienced in arts administration including contracting, budget monitoring and supporting marketing activity, and you will be confident in developing and maintaining strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including schools. 

We have worked hard since 2015 to raise the neighbourhood’s profile  and engage local people through arts and culture. We’re concentrating our efforts to build capacity locally so that the cultural offer will be sustainable over the long-term, and supporting the borough’s wider objectives to be a fairer, greener and more sustainable place to live, work, study or visit. Attracting and supporting significant cultural anchor tenants is key to this, and nurturing these relationships is vital to the success of this role. To achieve this you will be skilled in collaboration and partnership working, excel at verbal and written communications and demonstrate a passion for culture and place-making in relation to new and long-standing communities. For further information please refer to our Arts and Culture Strategy via and Battersea and Nine Elms | Wandsworth (

You will be working in an area undergoing rapid change, with a team committed to making the borough the best place that it can be for everyone who lives there. 

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include a generous holiday allowance of 40 days including bank holidays and a flexible working policy.   

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered. 

For an informal discussion please contact the Strategic Lead for Culture for Nine Elms, Alex Rinsler, on 

Indicative Recruitment Timeline 

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th December 2023 

Shortlisting Date: Monday 11th December 2023 

Interview Dates: w/c 18th 19th December 2023 

Timeline subject to change. 

Equality Statement  

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer. This campaign is anonymised.

Important Information: 

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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