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Senior Arts Officer – SHOUT Festival

SHOUT Senior Arts Officer

Birmingham LGBT is seeking to recruit a highly motivated arts professional to the post of Senior Arts Officer, who will be responsible for the strategic management and development of SHOUT Birmingham’s festival of queer culture as it joins Arts Council England’s NPO portfolio.

The post will be responsible for the sustainability of this exciting festival, and will work with key stakeholders and partners to develop a year-round programme of LGBT cultural activity in Birmingham.

The successful applicant will join a motivated and enthusiastic team based at the Birmingham LGBT Centre in Central Birmingham.


NJC scale based on NJC SCP 30 – 33 £26,822 to £29,323 pro rata 18.5 hours per week £13,411 plus up to 5% matched pension contributions

Flexible 18.5 hours per week, with regular evening and weekend work; 25 days (pro rata) annual leave entitlement.

Permanent contract.

Birmingham LGBT is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date for applications is on Friday 23rd March 2018 at 5pm. We will accept applications via email and/or hardcopy.

Interview date 11 April 2018

Job Summary

Posted on: 22-02-2018
Contract Type: Permanent
Type: Part Time
Location: Birmingham LGBT Centre, Birmingham
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Job Description:

Overall Aims:

  • Strategic management and development of SHOUT Birmingham, giving leadership and direction.
  • To oversee the programming of the SHOUT Festival’s programme of events, working with the producer, the advisory board, and the Wellbeing Services Manager.
  • To develop and maintain key relationships with partners, other key stakeholders, and funders.
  • To develop new and existing partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • To develop fundraising, marketing and audience development plans.
  • To develop links with funders and strategic bodies such West Midlands Combined Authority.
  • Ongoing fundraising and income generation.
  • To line-manage the Programming Officer, any consultants, and volunteers.
  • To work with the Programming Officer to deliver an audience development plan and artist development plan.
  • To ensure the Health and Safety of staff, consultants, volunteers, and audiences.

Supervision and Management – staff, consultants and volunteers

  • To directly manage, supervise, and support the Programming Officer, and any consultants and volunteers at Birmingham LGBT.
  • To ensure that clear records of supervision sessions are kept.
  • To undergo regular supervision.

Relationship Management

  • To develop appropriate partnership management mechanisms, with key partners, stakeholders, funders, and sponsors.
  • To develop a broad network of regional/city/sector-wide project stakeholders.
  • To develop strategic contacts to advocate for queer arts development in Birmingham.


  • To develop and co-ordinate fundraising, working to an agreed fundraising strategy, targeting non-statutory, statutory and corporate funding streams.
  • Ensure all reports to non-statutory and statutory funding bodies comply with grant claim deadlines and requirements.
  • To project manage such projects where appropriate.


  • To oversee the SHOUT budget and work with the Wellbeing Services Manager to ensure budgets are not overspent.
  • To check, approve and monitor expenses of relevant staff and volunteers.


  • Work with the Wellbeing Services Manager to ensure all KPI and monitoring information to fulfil contractual obligations is collected and collated in a timely fashion.
  • To undertake training of self as required.
  • To take an active role in regular staff meetings, supervision and training.
  • To contribute as a member of the team to the development and implementation of policies of Birmingham LGBT.
  • To carry out any other reasonable tasks as requested by the Director of Birmingham LGBT.
  • To work flexibly including some evenings, nights and weekends.

Birmingham LGBT is a growing organisation. This job description will be periodically reviewed with the post holder to take account of changing demands.