Women Leaders South West (WLSW) is a pilot project funded by Arts Council England and is part of the Transforming Leadership Programme. It aims to address the gender imbalance in the arts and cultural sector and has recently recruited 16 incredible Associates for a training opportunity at eight arts organisations in South West England: The Women Leaders South West project partners are: lead partner The Point, Hampshire working in collaboration with Diverse City, Dorset; Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth; Strike a Light, Gloucestershire; Activate Performing Arts, Dorset; Kaleider, Devon; The Arts Development Company, Dorset; Art Asia Trust Ltd, Southampton, Hampshire and Southampton Business School at The University of Southampton
The programme is also supported by three external advisors: Sabeena Akhtar, Writer/Editor and an Arts and Culture programmer, Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh, Maricka Oglesby, Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute of Baltimore at Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Kym Oliver, Writer, Speaker, Lecturer and founder of The Triple Cripples.
The organisations will host two Associates each over the next eighteen months, supported by social entrepreneurship and business training from Southampton Business School and mentoring from Jude Kelly and The WOW Foundation (Women of the World).
The successful candidates come from a variety of backgrounds and live across the South West. Selected for their ambition to make change, to innovate and to inspire, they will start working with the eight arts organisations in the coming weeks, with a residential of intensive learning in April.
- Ten-month work-based training programme with a host partner
- One digital residential in April 2021 on leadership and 1 two-day evaluation residential in Autumn 2021
- Online training with Southampton Business School scheduled for May 2021 and Autumn 2021
- One symposium style event at the end of the programme in Spring 2022 delivered with WOW
- Mentoring and support from WOW Foundation network and Founder Jude Kelly
Project Administrator Role
This role is to provide administrative support for WLSW – a programme that has recruited 16 women into a new leadership programme working with eight cultural organisations across the south west region. The role will ensure the successful implementation and delivery of the programme and will report to the Business Manager at The Point, Eastleigh as lead partner.
The consortium partners include, Pavilion Dance South West, Strike a Light, The Arts Development Company, Activate Performing Arts, Arts Asia Ltd, Kaleider, Diverse City and Southampton Business School. This role will provide administrative and project management resource to coordinate this bespoke programme.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- To liaise with the Lead Partner, The Point, and consortium partners with regular monthly meetings
- Regular travel across the SW region to partners and surrounding areas in agreement with the Lead partner
- To support coordination of all areas of the programme – administration, diarising, communications, project planning, event producing, reporting, budget monitoring including:
- Update activity plan and timeline with clear deliverables (including key programme activity, marketing, fundraising, reporting and evaluation)
- Manage Key contact list for WLSW
- Manage Google Drive for central agreements and files and other project management tools such as Slack
- Circulate future meeting dates and minute all meetings
- Maintain administrative systems and processes to help support the efficient delivery of the programme
- To arrange project board meetings and action learning sets, book meeting rooms, distribute agendas and take minutes.
- To arrange logistics for the evaluation residency
- To act as key point of contact for associates
- To assist the lead partner and consortium in reporting back to funders and commissioners, including preparing written and financial reports
- To distribute feedback forms to monitor the programme for funders
- To support SBS in liaising with Partners and Associates
- To ensure access is provided for all SBS training and WLSW events and meetings
- To work with The Point to promote/market of all elements of the programme and distribute information to consortium partners and marketing specialists where necessary
- To manage the budget set by The Point
- To carry out any other reasonable duties as required by agreement with the Lead partner
- Occurrence: Flexible working between 1-4 days per week based remotely, at The Point and at any one of the Transforming Leadership partners on arrangement with the Lead partner
- Period: Between 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2022
- Total no. of days: 35
- Total fee: £5,000
- Expenses: £ travel and subsistence
- Equipment: Laptop available for the duration of the project, contribution to mobile costs (to be agreed), flexible workstation
- Review/probation: Initial probation August 2021 followed by six-monthly review
How to apply
Apply with a CV and an expression of interest to:
Louisa Milburn, Business Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Monday 12th Apil 5pm
Interviews: Wednesday 14th April, online
We encourage applications from groups who are underrepresented in the cultural sector, including people of various cultural backgrounds, trans, non-binary or gender nonconforming individuals, and persons who have a disability. We have been assessed as a Disability Confident Workplace.
We offer flexible working arrangements with a balance of venue and home-based agile working. The Point offers accessible work spaces.
We are committed to equal opportunity, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.