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Community Engagement Coordinator

 

Job Description

Standing proud in the heart of the small rural market town of Ulverston on the edge of the Lake District, The Coro is an historic arts, culture and entertainment venue. It was built as 'The Coronation Hall' by public subscription in 1920 in response to the people's desire for a place to go to enjoy theatre, music, dance and entertainment. Since then, The Coro has grown into a much-loved venue that showcases world-class performance alongside home-grown artists and locally produced festivals, shows, activities and events.

We are relaunching The Coro in the wake of the pandemic with an ambitious vision for its future and are now seeking to grow our team to rebuild our organisation and deliver that vision.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will have responsibility for the looking after the wide range of community groups, civic services and small organisations who hire the building for a range of activities including: coffee mornings, indoor bowling, fairs, blood donation sessions, training courses and much more besides.

They will also work closely with the Director and Programming and Events Manager to develop a new strand of work for The Coro, that aims to build sustained relationships with local groups and that works towards our commitment to becoming an accessible and inclusive environment.

Main roles and responsibilities: Community Hires

  1. Be the first point of call for all enquiries into hiring the building.

  2. Coordinate all aspects of community hires including taking bookings for hires, agreeing and arranging requirements for the activity, organising estimates, liaising with other members of the team regarding any front of house or tech requirements, delivery on the day and all post-activity paperwork including invoicing.

  3. Ensure all events are organised following administrative and financial procedures and maintain an up to date, efficient and accurate administrative system for taking and managing bookings.

  4. Provide excellent customer care and support for those hiring the hall including gathering, analysing and managing customer feedback.

  5. Attend regular logistics planning meetings to coordinate community hires alongside private hires (Front of House and Hospitality Manager) and The Coro's artistic programme (Programming and Events Manager).

  6. Ensure all hires are Health and Safety compliant and are organised in accordance with the hall's Terms and Conditions.

Community Development

  1. This is a new strand of work and as such, we anticipate that you will help us build this 'half' of the role. However, these are some of the tasks and areas of development we are committed to.

  2. Build new connections with local communities, networks and community organisations, particularly those working with people who are currently unrepresented in usership of The Coro.

  3. Investigate a range of outreach sessions and creative workshops that compliment the artistic programme

  4. Support the development of a robust system for recording and monitoring outcomes

  5. Support the development of a system for delivering ongoing community consultation and feedback

  6. Identify and apply for appropriate funds to support this work and developing strands of work

  7. Work with the team to actively meet our strategic objective around diversity and inclusion

Any other duties required in the role required by the Programming and Events Manager or Director.

Person Specification

Essential experience, skills and knowledge

  • Excellent administrative skills with exceptional attention to detail with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including effective negotiation, influence and persuasion)

  • Experience of forming strong, positive, working relationships and partnerships with a wide range of people, ideally in a community setting

  • Experience of writing grant applications to trusts and foundations

  • High level of IT/digital competency including demonstrable effective use of

    Microsoft packages.

  • Effective team working skills with the ability and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues

  • The ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information and business matters

  • A creative, innovative and pro-active attitude with a healthy appetite for feedback

  • Flexibility to work hours as determined by the business which will include some evenings and weekends

  • Commitment to Ulverston Coronation Hall's vision, mission and values.

Desirable experience, skills and knowledge

  • Experience of working with/supervising volunteers

  • Experience of working in partnership with community organisations

  • Experiencing of organising and delivering workshops

  • Good knowledge of comparable venues

  • Experience of reporting to boards of trustees

    How to apply

    Please send a CV and Cover Letter addressing the points in the person specification and giving examples of experience to with 'Community Engagement Coordinator' in the subject field no later than 5pm on Sunday 17th October.

    If you would like to discuss the role or visit The Coro in advance of submitting an application please contact The Coro's Director, Beth Kennedy, on

    Applicants should provide contact details for two references, we will seek your permission before making direct contact with any referees. All offers will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references. All applicants must be eligible to work within the UK

    Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week beginning 25th October.

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Job Overview

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    Location

    Cumbria
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    Employment Type

    Permanent
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    Sector

    Conferences, Events & Exhibitions Business Intelligence & Analytics Television, Cinema & Radio New Media & Social Media Strategy, Planning & Buying Editorial & Content Media PR & Communication
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    Recruiter Type

    Recruitment Agency
  • Offered Salary

    18000
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