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Consultant (Cultural Pathways)

Published 2018-04-16 18:31:19

Plymouth , England.
Start : ASAP Experience : Expected Salary : 25,000.00 per hour25 days leave + 8 bank holidays per year pro rata, pension & other benefits after passing 3-month probation

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*** Please note, we do not accept CVs for this position. To apply, email and request an application pack, or visit *** JOB DESCRIPTION   JOB TITLE:                       Consultant (Creative Pathways) LOCATION:                      Liskeard covering Cornwall HOURS:                             35 hrs per week SALARY:                           From £25,000 About RIO We’re passionate about solving social problems. From breathing new life into old buildings, to supporting young people to develop the skills to succeed in an ever-changing world, RIO innovates to deliver real and lasting social change.   By creating a change ecology – one where we influence policy, shape places, deliver strategic programmes and support and develop people – we can unlock potential and opportunities to create a fairer world; one that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.   ·       We create and run our own social enterprises and draw on that expertise to support others to be more socially enterprising too   ·       We support people to develop the skills they need in an ever-changing world   ·       We help organisations to start up, grow and develop, finding new ways to deliver services and do business   ·       We empower communities with the skills and confidence to take control of their future and make the best use of their built assets   As a social enterprise ourselves we operate a triple bottom line with a focus on the social and environmental impact of our business and we don’t have any shareholders, which means all profits are reinvested back into the work we do.     Job Purpose   RIO has developed a unique approach to transformational change using challenge based learning and social enterprise. As a Consultant (Creative Pathways) you will deliver and, when required, lead activities, contributing to the growth of RIO’s social impact and the overall development of the business with a focus on Internships and work placements as part of our role as partner in the Cultivator programme. You will develop and deliver bespoke consultancy programmes, co-produced with groups of young people for businesses from the Arts and Cultural sector with the goal of providing business support and identifying career pathway opportunities.   Main Duties and responsibilities:   ·       Delivering quality services and products and producing great outcomes individually and within project teams   Design and deliver challenge-based learning sessions with diverse groups of young people and creative businesses Facilitate workshops and support sessions with groups of young people to prepare them for work placements and internshipsCarry out high quality research into the creative sector in Cornwall to identify opportunities for Internship placements     ·       To work effectively as part of project teams, applying RIO’s approach and values   ·       To provide leadership, project management and consultancy both internally and externally. Provide specialist support for creative organisations to identify pathways to growth through engaging with diverse groups of people ·       Support businesses to understand the barriers to employing staff from diverse backgrounds and work with them to challenge and adapt ways to improve this Actively promote diversity in the workplace and develop tools and resources to support this such as skills sessions and workshopsDevelop a strong understanding of other RIO programmes and be able to make links to deliver pieces of work that provide multiple outcomes across complimentary programmes ·       To measure and celebrate impact.   ·       To work with Heads of Service in developing leads and opportunities for new work, focusing on exploiting existing relationships   ·       Develop and maintain relationships with established and emerging creative businesses in Cornwall to secure internships and promote career pathways for diverse groups of young people ·       To help develop a customer base leading to business opportunities, sales and innovation in accordance with the RIO principles and ethos. ·       To carry out high quality research in the Arts and Cultural sector for internal and external use   General responsibilities:   ·       To represent RIO and to understand and talk coherently about RIO service provision in order to influence change. ·       To adhere to and uphold RIO’s social purpose, strategic aims and policies ·       To contribute to a culture of equality and demonstrate a commitment to removing all forms of discrimination as a colleague and service provider ·       To act with integrity and maintain the highest professional standards at all times ·       To meet individual and collective targets. ·       To maintain the level of qualifications/personal and professional development and competence required to carry out this role and notify the company immediately of any circumstance that affects this ·       To effectively use all RIO reporting and other systems ·       To provide mentoring support to other members of RIO staff ·       A flexible approach is required for the role, as additional, reasonable duties commensurate with the role and as agreed in advance with the Commercial Director/Chief Executive may occur from time to time   This job description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect a range of duties the post-holder will perform.  The job description will be reviewed regularly and may be changed in the light of experience and in consultation with the post-holder.     PERSON SPECIFICATION   Let’s be honest, it takes a certain type of person to work for RIO.  If you’re looking for an organisation with clear lines of accountability, hierarchical structure, rigid systems and processes, and traditional approaches to organisational management then this probably isn’t for you.   We’re interested in finding people who are dedicated, tenacious and who enjoy the challenges of working as part of multi-disciplined team. We don’t always see work as something to do between 9-5; a passion for what we do along with a clear focus on outcomes sits behind our approach to working practices.  We believe in the value of collaboration, so a friendly and open approach to work is vital; as is the ability and willingness to challenge and be challenged.  Change is part of our DNA, so staff must be resilient and able to cope with uncertainty whilst feeling compelled to grow with and within the organisation.  If this is you, then read on.  If not, thank you for considering us.   We use the following criteria to assess your suitability for the role.  Please notes that requirements at the application stage represent the minimum requirements for shortlisting purposes.    QualificationsLevel 2 (or equivalent) Maths and English Behaviours AdaptabilityLooking at your ability to adapt to change Culture FitDo you share our beliefs/values and bring about diversity within RIO? CollaborationCan you collaborate effectively and work well with others? LeadershipCan you inspire, motivate and unleash potential in others? Growth PotentialDo you have the potential to grow with RIO and can evidence goal setting and motivation? PrioritisationAre you able to decide which task needs to be tackled immediately and which ones can wait – someone who can manage their time and prioritise effectively.  Discussion  Discussion   Discussion  Discussion   DiscussionExperience·       Direct experience of working with a wide range of young people in Arts and Cultural based settings·       Managing a number of simultaneous programmes and projects ·       Providing arts and cultural support & advice to stakeholders·       Training deliveryEOIKnowledge·       An excellent understanding and working knowledge of schools, curriculum, developing educational policy and the organisations that work with and support schools.·       Business development·       Understanding of Internships and career pathways in the Arts and Cultural SectorEOISkills ·       Conceive, manage and drive positive change in schools.·       Ability to work to tight deadlines and produce clear outcomes.·       Team work, collaboration and co-production.·       Work independently with minimal direct supervision·       Commitment to excellent customer service·       Work flexibly and prioritise tasks·       Strong negotiation skills·       Motivating and inspiring others·       Ability to communicate at variety of levels·       Proficient in the use of IT including web-based applications, Microsoft word and excelEOIOther·         Willingness to travelEOI  
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