Creative & Wellbeing Facilitator, Pioneer Projects


Job Summary

Pioneer Projects is looking for a Creative & Wellbeing Facilitator for Creative Community Arts organisation that delivers impactful creative and wellbeing focused activity across Craven, supporting those at risk from poor mental ill health, people living with dementia and community arts.

Job Description

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Grading and Salary: NJC SCP 5 fte £23,953 (£14,372 pro rata) + 5% employers pension contribution

Accountable to: Creative and Wellbeing Projects Manager and Strategic Director

Duration: Permanent contract (subject to funding)

Location: Various locations in Craven, North Yorkshire including Skipton, Glusburn, Settle, Grassington and Bentham.

We are looking for a creative, confident, organised, and can-do individual, who understands the power of creativity to impact on wellbeing.

This role is a crucial role within our core team and will support the Creative & Wellbeing Projects Manager who has overall responsibility for managing our delivery programme. It will sit alongside and support our Keyworkers (who facilitate participant engagement) and a sessional team of Creative Leads (who deliver wellbeing focused creative activity).

You will be an inspiring, motivated and organised individual who has experience in creative and arts activity and delivery, passionate about supporting people of all ages from diverse backgrounds to achieve their potential. You will have an understanding of the barriers that living in a rural community can present and have creative ideas about how to meet the challenges facing people in Craven's communities.

Job Requirements

Experience in:

  • Creative practice
  • Delivering group creative sessions
  • Creative arts in a community context
  • Team working in a creative, wellbeing or community environment
  • Working towards individual and team targets
  • Working positively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Working with those with mental ill health

Skills and abilities:

  • A creative and innovative approach to work
  • Ability to bring out democratic creative engagement in others
  • Ability to empower and support clients to make choices regarding their personal development
  • Commitment to working in partnership with service users
  • Ability to reflect, evaluate and have a positive attitude to work and change
  • Ability to set goals and monitor outcomes
  • Ability to work within a team framework and develop partnerships
  • A person-centred approach to engagement and support

Full criteria provided in the application pack.

Job Responsibilities

Under guidance from and supporting the Creative & Wellbeing Projects Manager the position expands on the sessional Creative Lead roles by introducing a permanent position with increased creative responsibilities.

  • project co-ordination across a number of groups, design and delivery of activities
  • organisation of related exhibitions and celebration events
  • cover when needed for other Creative Leads
  • some co-ordination of the sessional Creative Lead team
  • support the Keyworker team by providing additional facilitation support around caseload management, engagement, assessments, and goal setting for those participating in activity but not requiring progression support
  • provide a crucial link between the Creative and Keyworker teams

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How to Apply

For an application pack contact:
Lynda Graveson, Operations Manager
Tel: 015242 62672

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