Welcome to Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre Peebles
HELP SHAPE THE EASTGATE’S FUTURE
The Eastgate Theatre is embarking on an ambitious project to develop its facilities and services. The project is being led by a small Project Group and is now looking to recruit two people to take up part-time contracts for a period of approximately four months. One post will focus on carrying out a programme of community consultation; the other will provide administrative support for the Project Group.
The main aim of this project is to develop the Eastgate’s facilities and services in ways that will enable the theatre to meet the current and future needs and interests of local communities in Peebles and the wider Tweeddale area. This is an opportunity to improve quality of life, health and well being for all sectors of the local population; and more particularly to support specific groups within the community who are affected by disadvantage and inequality – such as older people, those living with disability, low income households, young families with limited access to facilities, people living in more remote parts of Tweeddale
The Community Consultant will play a vital part in gathering information about these local communities. The post-holder will be expected to meet with the Eastgate’s stakeholders, representatives of civic organisations, members of community groups, and individuals from different sectors of the local population for whom this project can provide new and important opportunities. By organising meetings, group discussions and individual interviews where information, ideas and ambitions can be exchanged, the post-holder will be able to build up a clear picture of the needs and demands which will help shape the development of the Eastgate’s facilities. Emerging options will be fed back to the Project Group as the work progresses, and a full set of recommendations will be provided within a final report – to be delivered by mid-November.
The successful candidate will require:
Excellent communication skills
Good knowledge of the local community
An interest in community development and capacity building
Experience of working in the arts or voluntary sector
The ability to plan and deliver a comprehensive programme of consultation
An understanding of consultation methods and research analysis
The ability to produce a clear and detailed report within an agreed timetable
Terms and conditions
This is a part-time, self-scheduling position, which will involve the equivalent of 20 days’ work between mid-August and mid-November. The post-holder will be expected to take part in monthly Project Group meetings, and to communicate with the Design Team as and when required. The post-holder may work from home and / or use office facilities at the Eastgate.
The post is offered as a short-term contract, for a total fee of £2,000. Travel expenses will be paid at 40p per mile. Any other essential expenses must be agreed in advance, and .paid on receipt of invoice. The post-holder will report to the Eastgate’s General Manager, Caroline Adam.
Applicants should provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae, along with a concise outline (up to 300 words) of their approach to preparing, carrying out and reporting on a comprehensive programme of community consultation.
The main aim of this project is to develop the Eastgate’s facilities and services in ways that will enable the Eastgate more fully to meet the current demands of the local population, and equip it to respond more easily to future needs and opportunities over the next 15 to 20 years. The project is being managed by a small Project Group, consisting of three of the Eastgate’s directors, the general manager, an expert advisor, and the appointed architect. The architect is also responsible for leading a Design Team, whose members are involved
The Administrator will provide secretarial support for a series of Project Group meetings between August and December 2017, as well as for other ad hoc meetings during this period, and for the administrative tasks that support these activities such as:
Maintaining a registry of all relevant tenders, applications, contracts, reports
Dealing with correspondence relating to the development project
Developing an efficient work plan for the Project Group
Setting up an effective communications plan within the Project Group, and between it and other relevant parties including the Design Team and the Eastgate Board of Directors
The successful candidate will have:
Excellent communications skills
Strong organisational skills
Good knowledge of standard IT systems
An aptitude for teamwork
The ability to work to tight deadlines
An understanding of the Eastgate’s work, and its ambitions for the future
Terms and conditions
This is a part-time position, which will involve the equivalent of 20 days’ work between mid-August and mid-November. The post-holder will take part in monthly Project Group meetings, and attend other scheduled meetings as and when required. The post-holder may work from home and / or use office facilities at the Eastgate.
The post is initially offered as a short-term contract, for a total fee of £1,600. A further contract may be offered thereafter if funding is secured for the next phase of the Eastgate project.
The post-holder will report to the Eastgate’s General Manager, Caroline Adam.
Applicants should provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae, along with a concise note (up to 200 words) explaining why they are interested in the post and what makes them well-suited for this role. Applications should be sent to General Manager, Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD, or email@example.com by Wednesday 16 August.