The University of Kent on behalf of an exciting and diverse range of regional partners has been awarded one of five game-changing cultural development funds. This will invest in innovative creative, cultural and heritage initiatives intended to deliver culture-led economic growth and productivity. The project, Creative Estuary, builds on the ambitions, led by South East Economy Network (SECEN) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) for the Thames Estuary Production Corridor (TEPC) to develop one of Europe’s most integrated and productive creative regions. The geographical focus for the bid is North Kent and South Essex.
Creative Estuary will make a fundamental contribution to the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. It will provide the spark to change the life chances of diverse estuarine communities with new area identities, local pride, cultural production, jobs and innovation, developing a creative cluster in the Thames Estuary connected to London, UK and global markets.
The Project Assistant will play a key role in supporting the work of the Project Director, Cultural Development Fund, who leads and manages all aspects of this exciting and ambitious project. The role supports the Project Director in researching and writing reports, briefing notes and ensuring we meet all funding criteria and reporting requirements.
The Project Assistant will act as the Secretariat to the project’s Steering Group. This is a broad role which requires a high level of independent working, confidentiality and tact at all times, together with an excellent attention to detail. You will have GCSE English and Maths plus ECDL or equivalents, the ability to balance competing priorities and undertake research and to produce briefing documents.
As Project Assistant, you will be expected to provide senior administrative support. The Project Assistant will need to work with external partners and with colleagues from across the University to support this, and with Innovation and Enterprise in particular.
The post holder will be expected to work mainly at the University’s Medway campus but there will be occasions when working at Canterbury will be required. From time to time additional travel to Project Partners across the Thames Estuary will be required.
This role is full time and fixed term until 31/03/2022.
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