Arts Award Associate (x2)

Closing Date: September 23, 2019
Location:Yorkshire and the Humber

IVE is seeking two arts/education professionals to work with in order to develop the reach of Arts Award in the region.

The focus of the role will be to work primarily with school settings to build their understanding of Arts Award and essentially to get them delivering it. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it is creative, valuable and accessible. Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four qualifications and an introductory award. IVE is keen to see the Arts Award figures for Yorkshire and the Humber increase over the next few years. This role will be focused on increasing Arts Award figures at Discover, Explore and Bronze levels, and working with centres to help embed creative learning practices using Arts Award. At IVE we work to ensure that children and young people across the region have access to great arts and cultural opportunities. We know that children and young people doing Arts Award develop their arts, leadership and communication skills (to name just a few) and we are keen to see that grow so that more young people can benefit from doing Arts Award.

Location – the two roles will focus on different areas across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Role 1, North region contract – Leeds/Bradford/York

Role 2, South region contract – Hull/Sheffield/Wakefield

Responsibilities and key outcomes

Person Specification

We are looking for a self-motivated person, who understands the importance of cultural education in the life of young people and can articulate this clearly.

The role will require the following skills and experience:


Experience working in the arts/culture/education sector

Experience of delivering Arts Award

Trained Arts Award Adviser

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Diplomacy and negotiating skills

Experience of working in partnership

A strong understanding of schools and the education landscape

Understanding of the new Ofsted framework



The fee for each Arts Award Associate role is £5,050 per year totalling £10,100 for each role


This breaks down to 64 days @ £150 plus £500 travel expenses



Each Arts Award Associate will be given the following targets to achieve by March 2020:


Arts Award Level Associate target
Discover 1,645
Explore 620
Bronze 562


We will be measuring progress based on the following milestones:

The contract will be reviewed if targets are not being achieved after the 12 month period.

Associates will be required to have 6 weekly check-ins with IVE staff (remote or face to face)


Contract length

The contract(s) will run until 31st March 2021


How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and why you are interested in this role to by 9am on the 23rd September 2019.

When applying, please state whether you are applying for Role 1 (North region contract – Leeds/Bradford/York) or Role 2 (South region contract – Hull/Sheffield/Wakefield) or if you have no preference.


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