Creative Learning & Development Programme Manager

Circa £38,500 per annum (commensurate with skills and experience) + benefits

28 or 35 hours per week, based in London WC2, with 2 days per week in the West Midlands

Aligned to our new strategic focus on ‘the power to create’, the RSA’s Creative Learning and Development team’s new mission is to close the creativity gap in learning. We believe that cultivating everyone’s creative capacities throughout life, working particularly with individuals and communities who lack the opportunities, power and resources to realise their aspirations, is crucial for an adaptive, inclusive society. Our programme of research, innovation and mobilisation aims to inspire debate, influence policy and change practice. Our partnership with our growing family of RSA academies in the West Midlands is central to achieving our aims.

This new exciting role is crucial to our ambitions. You will be our team’s leading innovator, designing and delivering practical, replicable programmes that have a measurable, impact on learners, educators, institutions and systems, nationally and globally. Your first task will be to turn our initial idea for an RSAA Teaching School Alliance Performing Arts Hub into a well-managed and high quality three year programme, starting from the Autumn of 2015. Beyond this, you will have plenty of scope to initiate new programme ideas from scratch, or contribute to the development of existing programmes of research and innovation.

We are looking for a highly entrepreneurial thinker and programme leader, with a passion for improving outcomes for young people, and a broader expertise and interest in issue relating to creative learning and development across the lifecourse. A fantastic fundraiser, partnership builder and programme manager, ideally with experience of working with school and cultural leaders, you will also apply high quality analysis, research and evaluation skills to the role, engaging with a diverse range of audiences to maximise our profile and impact.

For more information and how to apply click here.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on 21 April.

Interviews are expected to take place on 5 May between 9.30 and 14.30, or 7 May between 16.00 and 18.00.