Creative and cultural sector job vacancies in East London – August 2021

As a new monthly feature, we’re showcasing the growing employment opportunities in the arts, creative, education, cultural and innovation sectors in East London.

This August our funded organisations Beyond the Box, partners Barbican and London Legacy Development Corporation and wider East London arts and cultural sector organisations A New Direction, The Trampery and Women’s Environmental Network are recruiting new freelance and permanent staff and also trustee roles.

Read on to learn more about these interesting roles, find out about the thriving East London creative and cultural sectors and communities surrounding the new East Bank and apply.

A New Direction

We are looking for a Senior Programmes Manager, to lead aspects of A New Direction’s programme strategy and delivery, with a particular focus on supporting our work with the creative and cultural sector. A New Direction is an award-winning non-profit organisation working to enhance the capacity and agency of children and young people in London to own their creativity, shape culture, and achieve their creative potential.

A New Direction is part of a national network of sector support organisations (Bridges) funded by Arts Council England to connect culture with young people and schools. The Senior Programmes Manager leads on ensuring that A New Direction deliver contracted programmes and works closely with the Executive Producer and Senior Management team to identify and secure new business opportunities, building and maintaining positive relationships with a range of key stakeholders including schools, young people, cultural sector organisations, local authority leads, key funders and regional strategic bodies.

Full-time, 35 hours per week

Contract: Fixed-term December 2021 to March 2023

Salary: £40,550 – £46,900 (dependent on experience)

 Deadline: 10am on Monday 6 September 2021

Interviews: 16 and 17 September 2021



We’re looking for a talented Marketing Manager to deliver campaigns for the Barbican’s international Classical Music programme and to support the work of our Resident Orchestra the London Symphony Orchestra, and our associates the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia.

You’ll be experienced in delivering well-researched and imaginative campaigns with a dynamic mix of audience insight, brand development and customer relationship management. You’ll have a full working knowledge of the marketing mix from campaign planning to evaluation, as well as confidence working across multiple platforms. Knowledge and experience of digital marketing, including social media, display and search, is essential.

Adept at communication and relationship-building, you’ll be comfortable dealing with a number of co-producers, suppliers and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have substantial experience within an arts environment and have a good knowledge of Classical Music. Please see the Job Information Pack for more information.

Permanent, Full time

Starting Salary £36,060 per annum (Inclusive of Inner London Weighting)

Deadline: midday Thursday 26 August 2021


Beyond the Box

Beyond the Box is recruiting for a variety of roles including Community Engagement Assistants from the Broadwater Farm Estate and Brixton Youth Design Advocate aged 16-25. Beyond the Box is a social enterprise with a community purpose. We have developed a new approach to community engagement, derived from nearly nearly two decades working with diverse communities across the UK. For additional support with your application, please call Neil Onions.

Community Engagement Assistants: you will work on a project between Beyond the Box and Haringey Council to help creatively engage with residents on Broadwater Farm Estate. You will work closely with the Beyond The Box team, Haringey Council  and a number of young residents on the estate who have formed the Lost Blocks Collective.

Haringey Council has an ambitious programme of investment planned for the Broadwater Farm estate over the next few years, including new and improved Council homes, new community facilities, improved open spaces, and a safer estate for everyone.

All residents on the estate will get a chance to vote on the proposals later this year and the Council believe that it is important that resident’s voices are at the forefront of our work.

We are looking for residents (16- 25 years of age) from Broadwater Farm estate and surrounding areas, who are passionate about their community and the future of the estate for all residents to join our team.

Successful candidates will be contracted as self-employed. Beyond the Box will support successful candidates in setting up as self-employed (if they are not already), learning how to keep timesheets, send invoices etc.

Please send a copy of your CV, along with a Cover Letter highlighting your interest and skills for the role, and why you’d like to join the team to

Self-employed contract, 8 hours per week 

Salary: £10.85 per hour (London Living Wage) 

Period: August 2021 – December 2021

Location: Broadwater Farm Estate

Deadline: 11.59pm on Sunday 27 August 2021

Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed w/c 30 August, either in person or online.


Brixton Youth Design Advocate: We’re looking for a team of young Londoners from across Brixton, aged between 16-25 years to form a new advocacy group, Brixton’s Youth Design Advocates. If you are passionate about your local community, enjoy connecting with other young people and want to ensure young people’s voices are heard in regeneration plans, then we want to hear from you.

Becoming a Brixton Youth Design Advocate will be an opportunity to have a say and be supported to do so along the way. That means that you’ll be in charge of asking questions and finding out what needs to happen to make your area a better place for young people to live.

We will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to help you shape the future development of Brixton Rec Quarter.

To apply, send a copy of your CV, along with your answer to the follow question ‘why is it important that young people’s voices are heard in the regeneration process?’ For additional support with your application, please call Neil Onions.

Self-employed contract, 22 hours in total

Salary: £10.85 per hour

Period: September 2021 – November 2021

Deadline: Friday 24 August 2021


London Legacy Development Corporation

Two new roles are going at London Legacy Development Corporation — Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Manager and Content Creation Manager — both roles are placed within the Marketing team.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Manager: We need a CRM Manager will be responsible for developing and delivering B2B and B2C engagement programmes for the growing number of brands owned by LLDC portfolio. This includes London Legacy Development Corporation, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East Bank, Innovation District, ArcelorMittal Orbit and more.

You must have demonstrable experience in CRM. You’ll be highly analytical with data-based problem-solving skills. With a proven ability to manage high volumes of customer data in compliance with regional legislation, you’ll have excellent experience working in a multi-channel, multi-brand environment. Managing one CRM executive, it is also important that you have experience of both project and people management.

Permanent role

Salary £48,805 per annum

Deadline: Tuesday 31 August 2021

Content Creation Manager: Reporting to the Brand Marketing Manager, the Content Creation Manager will play a key role in creating, improving and delivering engaging and inspiring content to grow the audience of LLDC owned brands. The responsibilities will be focused on content strategy, planning, curation, content creation/execution, content editing and copywriting, to ensure their social and digital presence both supports and enhances the brand.

The role will work as a core part of the Communication, Marketing and Strategy Team, ensuring that rich brand, marketing and corporate content is produced in a compelling way. It will be pivotal in the output of a range of collateral – creating, preparing and editing a range of media including but not limited to: film, photography, writing, and animation.

Permanent role

Salary £48,805 Per Annum

Deadline: Tuesday 31 August 2021

For both roles, if you would like to discuss this role further or have any questions please contact the HR team on 0203 288 1800 or


The Trampery

The Trampery is recruiting a Poplar Works House Manager, who will be responsible for community engagement, facilities, business development, and marketing and communications.

Duties are as follow:

Community engagement

  • Act as overall manager for the Trampery Poplar Works community and primary point of contact for all members, guests & visitors
  • Working with key strategic partners involved in the site – Poplar HARCA and London College of Fashion.
  • Develop the community in the space, connecting people together and building a strong community spirit amongst members
  • Lead on all community contracts including, invoicing & payments
  • Lead and coordinate social events for the community
  • Champions members’ events
  • Build a database of contacts for social events
  • Represent the community at relevant events
  • Be the face of Poplar Works for the surrounding local community
  • Manage suppliers and contractors
  • Collect data and feedback from members
  • Track report the occupancy rate
  • Maintaining an up-to-date record of members on The Trampery’s CRM
  • Primary point of contact for members, guests and visitors
  • Oversight of cleaners & other external services
  • Keeping consumables replenished
  • Receiving deliveries
  • Keeping interior tidy & beautiful
  • Opening up and closing down of the space


  • Liaise with The Trampery’s Operations team with any facilities issues & coordinate maintenance accordingly
  • Day to day management of onsite facilities
  • Oversee the effectiveness of external services e.g. cleaners
  • Maintain a high Health and Safety standard across the site
  • Complete weekly Health and Safety checks and bi-annual fire drills

Business development

  • Lead a strategy for studio sales
  • Convert enquiries into sales, ensuring a high occupancy rate across the community
  • Finance: reconciling budgets, oversee P&L reports and maintaining low operational cost

Marketing and communications

  • Provide regular social media content, working with our Head of Marketing
  • Lead on communication content and management of the Poplar Works website
  • Produce weekly members newsletter

About you:

    • Finds it easy to build relationships and rapport with a variety of individuals, particularly our members
    • Is highly organised with an excellent ability to multitask and prioritise their work
    • Possesses first-rate written and spoken communication skills
    • Can demonstrate project management and coordination skills
    • An interest in the fashion industry would be a bonus but is not a necessity
    • Experience effectively managing communities with a human touch.
    • Familiarity with the creative sector and/or startup scene.
    • Understanding of best practice in customer service.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Enthusiasm and experience in implementing sustainability and wellbeing practices.
    • Comfortable working autonomously.
    • Strong organisation and project management skills.
    • The right candidate will be able to approach this with confidence and be able to hit the ground running.

To apply, send your CV and covering letter, CV video or audio to

Permanent full-time role

Salary £28,000 per annum

Location: Poplar Works, 384 Abbott Rd, Aberfeldy Village, London E14 0UX

Deadline: Monday 20 September 2021


Women’s Environmental Network (Wen)

Wen is looking for a creative and experienced project coordinator or manager, to develop a high impact programme making the connection between nature and the health, happiness and wellbeing of women and communities.  This role will consolidate and share learning from previous work in this area; our flagship 3 year “Soil Sisters” project (supporting survivors of domestic violence recovery through therapeutic gardening sessions in 5 women’s refuges) and other ‘green care’ projects supporting recovery from mental ill health.

The PM will develop a strategy by working creatively with the women we support, staff, partners and the local community; understanding priorities, interconnectedness of humans and nature and how to share the benefits of the work.  You will create ways to enable people to take action personally, mobilise communally and possibly develop more nationally / globally relevant campaigns.

Fixed term contract for 3 days per week

Salary £32,000 FTE

Deadline: 9am on Monday 13 September

Interviews w/c September 20 September


Chair of Trustees: Wen is a growing organisation, having doubled our staff in the last year, from 12 to 24 staff, who though mostly working part time are an incredibly talented and committed team.  The step change in size and impact of Wen over the last few years, brings opportunities and challenges. The climate and biodiversity crises are now leading issues, affecting government policy and driving media attention. There is therefore an opportunity as Chair of Wen to have a significant impact on issues that connect gender, health and the environment.

We are looking for a capable individual who, in addition to the statutory duties outlined in the role profile, can bring one or more of the following skills or experiences to this important role:

  • Local knowledge – experience of the borough of Tower Hamlets, where most of our food and wellbeing work takes place, OR experience of other community/urban work.
  • Intersectional feminism and anti-racist work – able to guide and support the organisation as we embed our values and work towards becoming more inclusive and representative of our communities and their issues.
  • Vision and strategy – in a fast-changing world, it’s increasingly important that we understand and deliver the greatest impact for women, communities and the environment.

It is part of our strategic priorities as an organisation to become more accessible and inclusive. As part of this we are committed to Wen’s board reflecting the diversity of our community, and especially welcome applications from groups that are currently under represented including Black and Minority Ethnic women, trans women, younger women, people from the LGBTQIA+ community and Disabled women.  Our office has partial wheelchair access, and we are prepared to discuss other accessibility arrangements where necessary for the chosen candidate.

Send applications to

Voluntary role but expenses will be reimbursed
Deadline: midnight on Friday 3 September 2021


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