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Job Title:    Bucks Cultural Outreach Officer
Organisation:    Bucks County Museum Trust
Salary:    £35,000 p.a.
Type:    Full-Time Position
Location:    Aylesbury, Bucks, England
Closing Date:    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Job Ref No:    BCCO Jan19
Other Benefits:   5 % Pension contributions
Job Description:
The Bucks Cultural Outreach Officer is a new role to lead and direct the on-going development and implementation of the work of Buckinghamshire Cultural Partnership, by developing, managing and evaluating strategic and sector-specific programmes, initiatives, partnerships and research that contribute to Buckinghamshire’s cultural development. The strategic objectives of Buckinghamshire Cultural Partnership are to deliver on its 2018 Cultural Strategy. This is to promote the county’s arts and culture offer, grow strengthen the position of the cultural sector, build the quality of cultural opportunities for residents and visitors, build the creative economy, and support partners to position culture to the heart of economic development, place-making and health and wellbeing.

Alongside involvement in the Cultural Strategy development, there is also a regional Community Engagement project within museums and heritage around Bucks, led by Bucks County Museum and funded by a new Rothschild Foundation Impact Grant from January 2019 to December 2021. The post holder will also oversee the Community Engagement project and liaise with the Bucks County Museum Community Outreach Officer, who is working with partners for approximately 32 hours per month to explore new ways to deliver community engagement based on good practice from within the partnership as part of the project.

The successful candidate will have significant experience and a high level of skill in project management and developing relationships between different organisations within the heritage sector and excellent advocacy and delivery abilities.

The Post holder will be based at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury but will be working extensively around the region in Bucks.

Reporting to the Chair of the Bucks Cultural Strategy and Museum Director at Bucks County Museum.

Over the period of the contract the post will support and deliver:

The development and governance of the new Bucks Cultural Partnership and the new Cultural Strategy.

The key priorities and outcomes of the Bucks Cultural Partnership including the creation of new and unusual collaborations with heritage and non-heritage organisations

The development of a set of task and finish groups for each theme of the Strategy.

Source increased investment that will integrate culture with the delivery of the county’s economic, health and well-being, environmental and talent development ambitions. This will include co-ordinating and supporting multi partner activities and submitting bids when appropriate.

Project manage the Rothschild Foundation Impact Grant for Heritage Partnerships, ensuring that the community engagement and Cultural Strategy work is delivered on time and within budget and completing all project documentation, monitoring meetings and evaluation as required within deadlines.

The community engagement partnerships and manage the Bucks County Museum Community Outreach Officer in delivery of the project objectives

2 sharing days each year for museums, heritage and others involved in cultural delivery and participation on community engagement and Cultural partnerships
Required Skills:
Prior Experience :
At least five years experience of working with and/or in the cultural sector at management level.

Experience in leading on and securing a range of funding, sponsorship and other forms of income generation for strategic and complex cultural projects over the past five years.

A successful track record of engaging effectively with others at a senior level and building productive partnerships with key stakeholders in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

A demonstrable track record of delivering outcomes that require collaborative approaches across different organisations.

Skills and Understanding :
Understanding of the key issues affecting the cultural sector in the South East

Understanding of national cultural landscape, key organisations and networks and emerging opportunities.

Ability to prepare, communicate and represent stakeholder positions.

Ability to apply judgement and assume decision-making responsibility.

Very high standard of advocacy, communication, presentational and interpersonal skills.

Skills in planning, managing and monitoring a diverse range of projects at any one time.

Behavioural Characteristics:
Meticulous attention to detail, highly organized, capable of administering a diverse client and project portfolio effectively.

Very high level of negotiation and influencing skills.

Excellent computer literacy; for example use of excel, PowerPoint, word, contact management systems.

Diplomacy and tact in supporting diverse partnerships with a range of priorities.

Ability to work flexible hours.

Own transport and current driving licence.

Ability to travel.
Application Instructions:
Details and application form available from :

Please email your applications to the Museum Director on
NO POSTAL applications will be accepted.

Deadline for Applications : 27 February 12 pm

ASSESSMENTS / INTERVIEW – 6 MARCH at Bucks County Museum
The candidates need to be prepared to attend the stated Interview and Assessment Day on 6 March 2019 at Bucks County Museum to participate in the selection procedure and to meet selected partners involved in the project.
Contact Name:    Ms Sue Shave
Contact Tel:    01296 325231
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:
Address:     9 Church Street, Aylesbury, .