Consultant Creative Producer – UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Cultural celebration

Website The Football Association

Role description

  • Work with The Football Association and project partners, including UK Sport, to develop a vision and creative idea for the cultural celebration for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.
  • Ensure that the cultural programme achieves its strategic aims and objectives, on time and on budget.
  • Ensure the cultural celebration aligns with the Host City, marcomms and spectator experience workstreams for the tournament. Have a strategic understanding of their function and aims and support them to reach their objectives.
  • Working with partners, colleagues and service providers, take responsibility for securing funding to deliver phase 2 of the project.
  • Champion excellence and ensure that the cultural celebration will be both accessible and of the highest quality.
  • Deliver a vision and framework with diversity and inclusion at its heart, not only for the women’s sport agenda, but also maximising football’s ability to reach into diverse communities.
  • Map out the monitoring and evaluation needs of the project.
  • Support and develop the relationship between The FA, UK Sport and the local authority culture teams, noting the impact on the wider tournament delivery.
  • Build and widen the reach of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 in the Host Cities; being visible in the high street and through outreach into communities.

Experience, skills and knowledge required:

  • Demonstrable leadership and organisational managerial competencies.
  • Significant post qualification experience at a senior level in the management of heritage programmes, as well as commissioning artists (in venues and outdoors).
  • Experience leading excellent projects in community settings.
  • Experience of bidding for and securing arts funding, including from ACE.
  • Experience managing six-figure budgets.
  • Experience briefing PR and marketing plans.
  • Demonstratable ability to use time effectively and work efficiently under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritise duties and activities at a senior level.
  • Ability to benchmark against cross sector standards of best practice.
  • Strong people skills with an inclusive style and experience of effectively managing staff, service providers, volunteers and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Vision and flair with an understanding of innovation and the ability to communicate, engage and encourage multiple and varied stakeholders.
  • Diplomat, sensitive to the needs of individual organisations, community groups, artists, archivists. Able to lead and involve them without “directing” them.
  • Ability to think big and be ambitious, alongside the ability to manage detail.
  • Good networker with instinctive understanding of the value of partnership working.
  • Excellent influencing skills with demonstrable experience of advocacy.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent project and event management skills, preferably within a heritage and/or creative context.
  • Enthusiasm for arts and heritage.
  • Outstanding drafting and writing skills.
  • Understanding of local government structures and practices.
  • Experience of work in the heritage and/ or arts sector.
  • Awareness / knowledge of football and football culture.

Three-month consultancy role January-April 2021

  • Closing Date: 29 November 2020

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

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