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Creative Agency Lead

About the vacancy:

The Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE) brings together three highly successful and vibrant disciplines that are well-established within the University of the West of England:

  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Department of Education and Childhood

We have 6,000 students participatingin undergraduate and postgraduate full and part-time study. We work with 445 members of staff and industry professionals across the Faculty. The Faculty has five sites across the city, which connect us with local communities and industry partners.

We have recently secured funding to pilot a creative agency with the aim of offering students paid live industry experiences; therefore, we are looking to appoint a fixed-term (two year) Creative Agency Lead (0.5) to develop and run the ACE Agency. This post is an excellent opportunity for candidates to develop their employability interests and facilitate live experiences for students.

The Agency will be open to creative students across ACE. Most importantly, a strong focus of the Agency will be to offer live experiences to students who are unable to undertake traditional work experience due to financial restraints, caring commitments, or other factors.

About you:

The Agency will lead and facilitate a broad range of paid live projects for students across ACE. They will work closely with external partners and industry representatives to develop partnerships and effectively maintain these relationships. The Agency Lead will be responsible for the financial management of the Agency.

Principal accountabilities

The Agency Lead will:

  • Work with the Agency steering group and students to define the project scope, goals, and range of deliverables.
  • Grow the agency brand and comms channels (both internal and external).
  • Business development.
  • Develop and maintain the online presence and social channels.
  • Design and deliver client-facing presentations promoting the agency.
  • Act as the contact for clients and prospective clients.
  • Respond to enquiries and develop leads.
Manage workflows and documentation
  • Work with clients to develop project briefs and tenders.
  • Ensure successful delivery of project outcomes.
Engage & support the student project teams:
  • Student selection and developing project teams.
  • Ensure the quality of outputs.
  • Manage feedback.
  • Manage payments to students.
Reporting back to the steering group to assess success against targets.Monitoring & Evaluation to refine agency processes and impact.

Where is this role based?

This post is based at ourCity Campusin Bristol city centre which comprises of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed and is home toUWE Bristol'screative and cultural subjects. Through a combination of University sites and partnerships with creative and cultural organisations in the city, we have developed a network of cultural and creative spaces.These enable our students and staff to develop their professional practice in inspiring learning environments as well as provide opportunities for creative collaboration and networking.

Bristol is a city thats famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, unique style and edgy creativity. Home to over 460,000 people hailing from 187 different countries you can find over 91 different languages spoken here, and 45 religions practised. Topping polls on a regular basis, Bristol isnt just a great place to live, but a great place to work.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, ourachievementsinclude scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36thinThe Guardian Best UK Universities 2022and 39thin the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

We are an ambitious andvalues leduniversity. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of atruly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range ofemployee benefitsincluding:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 days pro rata
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • hybrid working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsitenurseryat our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

We also boast an excellent in-house Learning & Development team who provide a wide variety of in-house training courses and development programmes and ourAcademic Practice Directoratesupports our academic colleagues to ensure the highest in professional teaching standards.

Add your individuality to ours

Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, were always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where youll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic and female candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information

This is a fixed-term post until May 2024 and is part-time working 18.5 hours per week.

Job Share:This post is not available on a job share basis.

UWE Bristol is a campus-based University and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based with the opportunity for remote working.

We may be able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read ourSkilled Worker Guidanceto assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to theHome Office Right to Work Checklistwhich provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

Bristol, England, UK