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Head of Partnership Programmes

Seeking someone with a commitment to everyday creativity, an entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrable experience of being a strong self-starter.

The Role

We believe that everyone is creative and our work focuses on embedding cultures of creativity in workplaces, communities, educational settings, homes and more across the country. We have a programme of public work but 80% of our income is earned from programmes commissioned by clients ranging from universities to local councils to workplaces of all kinds.

This is a really exciting time for the organisation as we embark on a new strategic direction. Our Head of Training and Development is leaving us after 6 years so there’s a great opportunity to build on what they’ve developed alongside the team whilst bringing your own ideas and experience.

Head of Partnership Programmes - Job Description

This role will lead on the creation, development and management of our client facing programmes ranging from workplace culture programmes, community programmes commissioned by councils and new areas of interest. You will listen to briefs from clients and work with the CEO, our team and associates to germinate ideas for programmes before working with participants to co-create them and see them into reality.

A large part of the role will also be nurturing new relationships with clients, and supporting the CEO to spot new opportunities for the work we do. You will need an entrepreneurial mindset and enjoy networking, responding to briefs, developing ideas and pitching them to clients.

You will also work alongside our Head of Academic Programmes who has a similar role specifically managing our work with Universities.

The role will include the following responsibilities:

● Managing existing programmes of work - including workplace culture and place-based community programmes

● Building and maintaining positive relationships with current and potential clients

● Bringing in new work for the company - writing proposals and delivering pitches

● Managing and supporting facilitators and coaches to deliver programmes - developing training and mutual learning opportunities for them

● Recruiting new facilitators and coaches where necessary

● Designing and costing newly commissioned programmes - bringing in associates to support delivery where necessary

● Working with our Research Associate to evaluate the impact of programmes

● Contributing to future company strategy and developing new ideas

● Working alongside the Head of Academic Programmes to share ideas and practice

Skills and experience

We are keen to build a diverse team, so there is no single route you will need to have taken to apply for this role. You may never have worked in the cultural sector before, though you will have a commitment to everyday creativity, an entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrate that you are a strong self-starter. These skills may have been built in a range of professional roles but also through personal experiences like caring, volunteering or leisure activities.


- Programme management of a diverse portfolio of work

- Entrepreneurial skills - coming up with ideas for new programmes and pitching them to potential clients

- Experience of managing relationships with clients

- Experience designing and/or delivering inclusive, people-centred programmes

- Experience of contributing to organisational strategy at a senior level

- Demonstrable commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

- Understanding and experience of co-creation, co-design and co-production

- Passion for Everyday Creativity

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, being an approachable team player who enjoys working in a small team

- Aligned with our values


- Facilitation skills (This is not a requirement for the job, but if you were interested in delivering some programmes, this would be an asset)

- Experience working with an organisation which runs training/learning in workplaces

- Experience and/or networks in sectors outside the cultural sector