Head of Arts and Wellbeing

North London
£43,713 - £45,426 inc London Allowance
14 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
We are currently recruiting for a Head of Arts and Wellbeing to work either 30 or 37.5 hours per week (full time) in Kings Cross, London. This opportunity will be based on a fixed term contract, ending June 2018.

Title: Head of Arts and Wellbeing
Reference number: 41909
Hours: 30 - 37.5 hours per week (full or part time)
Location: Kings Cross, London
Contract type: Fixed Term
Salary: £43,713 - £45,426 per annum pro rata (Inc. London Allowance)
Sense salary points: 50 - 52

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for you to deliver and expand the fantastic arts and wellbeing strategy at Sense. Your leadership will ensure that arts and wellbeing is embedded across Sense, particularly in the services we provide to individuals. You will determine that everyone we support can access and take part in arts and sports activity.

You will enhance Sense's reputation in the arts and cultural sector, managing a national team to deliver high quality arts, sport and recreational programmes. A key responsibility within this role is to develop partnerships with external agencies, managing opportunities for artists and supporting funding opportunities.

About us

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

At Sense, creative and dramatic arts and sport are central to our support. We give each person the opportunity to discover new experiences, push personal boundaries, express their unique creativity and improve their health and well-being. We continuously develop our portfolio of arts and sports programmes so that, today, it encompasses a range of visual, sensory and tactile programmes.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Skills and abilities

You will be able to evidence a wide range of knowledge in the UK and International art and sport sectors. It is essential that you have an in-depth understanding of the UK social care agenda.

You will have a proven track record in the management and development of various arts, sport and cultural programmes suited for people with a range of disabilities. This will accompany your experience of leading complex projects including managing budgets and successfully seeking new funding streams.

Closing date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Interview date: Thursday 4 May 2017
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

No agencies please.