Manager - ChalleNGe Nottingham 0.5FTE Fixed term contract
City Site

Job reference: 05894

Location: City Site

Closing date: 17/12/2018

Salary : Grade H (£33,199 - £37,345 p.a.)

Department: NTU-wide

School/Section :

Post Ref : D2492

Additional Information: ChalleNGe is Nottingham’s Cultural Education Partnership, hosted by NTU and supported by a steering group comprising representatives from art, culture, community and business

Hours per week: 18.5 – 0.5FTE

Fixed Term contract : 3 years to 31 December 2021


Background information:

The Arts Council’s Cultural Education Challenge challenged ‘all cultural learning stakeholders to find new ways to partner one another to ensure that every child and young person has access to arts and culture.’  They aim for a world where every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries. Where local partnerships galvanise and facilitate Music Hubs, Museums and arts organisations to co-author and co-ordinate high-quality cultural experiences for children and young people in and out of school. 

Nottingham responded and in summer 2017 ChalleNGe was formed and in 2018 the city launched its new Cultural Framework in which education is a key strand. The Framework underpinned the ambition integral to the city’s European Capital of Culture bid in which cultural democracy was the driver.

This thinking and ambition is reflected in how we propose to take ChalleNGe forward and is integral to the new ChalleNGe Strategic Plan 2019-2021 which was arrived at following extensive consultation with cultural organisations, agencies, teachers and individuals. It also reflects findings from Nottingham Youth Trends published by Nonesuch in 2018. 

A copy of the ChalleNGe Strategy will accompany the application pack.

Role Purpose:

The Manager of ChalleNGe will drive the strategic development of ChalleNGe 2019-2021; cultivating exemplar collaborations across the cultural learning sector; promoting ChalleNGe to new audiences, participants and partners; and ensuring the sustainability of high quality cultural education experiences beyond 2021.

Working closely with partner universities, s/he will establish evaluation procedures and measure progress against agreed targets, putting in place key metrics where required.

S/he will provide regular strategic planning and financial reports, making recommendations for consideration of the Steering Group.

S/he will lead the development and dissemination of a cohesive communications strategy, and be an advocate for ChalleNGe at all times 

ChalleNGe’s 2019 – 2021 plan is attached for information.

Closing date – Monday 17 December 2018

Interview date – Monday 7 January 2019

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Lucy Phillips, Strategic Partnership Manager for Culture, on +44 (0)115 848 2068 or via email, or Barbara Matthews, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture) via email

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

Sponsorship criteria:

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.



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