Cultural Impact Award Resource Officer

Sutton Council
Fixed Term
Full Time
£28,269 - £30,699 (£31,731 unconsolidated maximum)
Per annum
25 days

30/11/2022, 23:55


In Sutton, there is much for us to be proud of both as a council and as a borough. This includes high levels of resident satisfaction, the quality of our services, our success in addressing our financial challenges to date, the way that we involve and engage with residents on key issues facing the borough, and the enthusiastic and motivated staff that we employ. 

Looking ahead, there are plans for the delivery of new homes and new schools and the London Cancer Hub is being developed, while the Council is also seen as a driving force within the South London Partnership of five outer south west London boroughs focused on strategic growth, regeneration and investment.

All of this demonstrates a good track record and an authority that is ambitious and set to deliver more improvements for the borough. We've set out our vision for the future of Sutton in our corporate plan - Ambitious for Sutton. This strategic plan will shape the outcomes we achieve, the services we provide, and the impact we have on residents, to make Sutton a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Situated in Zone 5, Sutton is less than 30 minutes by train from central London, and south and south west London are easily accessible by public transport. There are 10 train stations which serve key neighbourhoods within the borough providing direct connections to London Victoria, London Bridge, London Blackfriars and St Pancras International. Sutton also has direct rail connections with Epsom, Dorking, Guildford and Horsham, as well as Wimbledon for an interchange with the London Underground and West Croydon for the London Overground. There’s also an extensive road network which provides close and easy access to the M25 and M23.

The purpose of the job is to support general administration for the delivery of our Cultural Impact Award (Sutton STEAMs Ahead) which includes 5 signature events across 2023 and a variety of smaller community events

What the job actually requires -

  • Provide administrative support to the Cultural Impact Award programme
  • Support CIA meetings including taking high quality minutes for distribution to internal and external colleagues and partners
  • Action correspondence, emails and phone calls
  • Support senior management with preparing documents and suggest areas for review and development

The role will sit within the Cultural Services department to help deliver the Council's Cultural Impact Award which was awarded by the Mayor of London for the year 2023.

Inspired by the groundbreaking science taking place in Sutton at the world-leading London Cancer Hub, Sutton STEAMs Ahead is an exploration of science and art through local culture.

Art and Science are often perceived as two separate disciplines. However, when studied together, the similarities between the two and the impact of each on the other, become clear: creativity is required to make scientific breakthroughs, and art is often informed by scientific knowledge. Ultimately, research scientists, tech developers, engineers, mathematicians and artists, all seek ways to make sense of and respond to the world around us.

Inspired by these commonalities, Sutton STEAMs Ahead will see a year long calendar of cultural activity with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) themes at its core. The programme will engage communities and visitors in an explosion of creativity across the borough, whilst inspiring and nurturing future scientists and artists alike.

To be successful in the role of resource officer, you will be able to demonstrate the following key points:

  • Excellent organizational administrative skills, including the ability to manage different pieces of work simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - a lot of engagement is involved in our Sutton STEAMs Ahead programme from local residents, community groups and schools to reaching out to celebrities to attend our events
  • Ability to co-ordinate meetings, taking minutes, sending diary invites and support chair with relevant papers and documents
  • General awareness of the work of Sutton Council's cultural services or of previous cultural impact/london borough of culture winners
  • Ability to work in a detailed task-oriented environment, delivering a high accuracy results to excellent standards

As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential and will offer you a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills. We’re constantly striving to improve our ways of working so putting your ideas across - however big or small - will be fully encouraged and supported by your colleagues and our dynamic and experienced management team.

In addition, we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff, supported by our IT infrastructure, including Google Chromebooks and Google Apps.

Employees have access to a wide range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro-rata if part-time working hours apply)
  • Flexi-time (Please note, this applies to roles at grades 1-9 only)
  • Comprehensive learning and development programme
  • Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Car parking scheme
  • Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
  • Zip car scheme
  • Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses
  • Confidential wellbeing and counselling support
  • Subsidised gym membership

Please apply online outlining what skills, abilities and experience you can bring which makes you an ideal candidate for this role. Please ensure you refer to the requirements outlined in the job profile when completing your application.

To support our diversity agenda and reduce the risk of bias in our recruitment activities, our short listing process completely anonymises personal information that can identify job applicants e.g. name, title etc. Our hiring managers review and short list applications based on the information provided as part of your application as to how well you meet the requirements and criteria for the role, as outlined in the job profile.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We pride ourselves on being a diverse, inclusive and welcoming Borough and we aim to create a workforce which reflects the community we serve - the key highlights from our recent Equalities Workforce Report can be seen here. We are respectful of difference and realise the positive value of diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and disabled candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce. As part of our Disability Confident Committed status, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum/essential criteria for the role.

We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, and inclusive staff networks who help drive our diversity agenda.

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