Creative Industries Jobs Academy Project Support Officer (SO2)
2 year Fixed Term Contract.
Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place where people want to live, raise a family, and start a business. It’s also a fantastic place to work, as we do all we can to improve the lives of residents and maintain the borough’s reputation as an attractive place to visit and invest in.
We are creating a forward-thinking new unit within Waltham Forest Council’s Employment Business and Skills Service which will be responsible for delivering our employment and skills programmes for the creative sector. Employment in the UK creative industries is growing at four times the rate of the UK workforce as a whole. London’s creative industries have always been one of the capital’s key strengths and a vital source of new jobs. In the Upper Lea Valley Film and TV production is growing rapidly, with major new studios opening in Enfield and Hertfordshire, driving demand for 10,000 new jobs across the industry and providing new opportunities for local residents and business.
The Creative Industries Jobs Academy team will be responsible for our culture, creative and hospitality jobs programmes. This includes the setting up our new Creative Industries Hub, part of the Mayor of London’s Academy programme, which will help residents find good jobs in the creative sector by providing jobs pathways which include role specific learning and work experience leading to entry level positions. The team is also responsible for our Digital & Creative Careers Cluster which provides work experience and career guidance for school pupils.
We are looking for a project support officer as part of the new team. He/she will be responsible for managing the processes that support the Creative Industries Jobs Academy. This includes managing the Jobs Academy portal and providing management reports to support our governance processes. This is an idea role for someone looking for a career in project management or the creative industries sector.
Closing date for applications: Friday 27th May.