We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the North-west close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council, which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making A Difference as a Creative Lives Officer in St Helens Library Service
This is an opportunity to join the Library Service’s Cultural Hubs Arts in Libraries programme. St Helens Library Service is an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).
This post will have specific responsibilities for the Creative Lives strand within the programme.
We are looking for someone with knowledge and understanding of the voluntary and amateur arts sectors (including performing arts, visual arts and creative writing); and excellence and diversity in the arts.
You will have excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate partnership working and have the skills to encourage and support the voluntary arts sector to use Library Spaces to showcase their work. You will programme training courses and arts events, whilst supporting members of the community to programme cultural events.
You will support young people’s engagement in the arts through the development of an Arts Award Offer and will establish a Youth Advisory Board for the Library Service.
In line with our new ways of working, this role is hybrid and will involve working from home as well as working across St Helens Libraries as required. There is also an opportunity to work from our agile hubs in St Helens Town Centre.
The post is 29 hours per week.
This post is temporary until 31st March 2026 and its continuation is dependent upon securing further funding from Arts Council England.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by emailing us at email@example.com
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.