Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Creative Economy Delivery Consultant

Required to contribute to the Great Place: Lakes and Dales project. Closing Date: 23rd April 2018

Temporary (1 year fixed term or pro rata equivalent)

Salary: £30,785 - £32,486

Great Place: Lakes and Dales is one of 16 pilot projects in England funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. Funding partners also include Craven District Council (lead authority), South Lakeland District Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and Lake District National Park Authority.

The project is funded from August 2017 – March 2020 and is delivered and administered by two full time members of staff and a range of freelance consultants and external organisations.

Currently the Craven and South Lakeland districts have 44% fewer 16 – 34 year olds than the national average – that’s a shortfall of 10,000 young people. The main purpose of the Great Place programme is to understand the reasons for this and seek to address them, using arts, heritage and culture as the catalyst for economic, social and environmental change.

An experienced animateur is required to drive forward action to achieve one of the key purposes of the Great Place: Lakes and Dales programme, specifically “To diversify, retain, attract and support the creative economy for the economic and social well-being of the Great Place.”

 This individual is required to focus on supporting existing creative events and organisations to provide ‘age appropriate’ programming, which will engage young people with arts heritage and culture in our Great Place.

 This will involve engaging with existing providers to understand the current barriers to programming these types of activities/events and encouraging and enabling diversification and innovation in their offer.

 If you require any further information about this post please telephone 01756 706207 or email

Closing Date: 23rd April 2018

Interview Date:  w/c 14th May 2018

For an application form please visit our How to Apply page.