Culture and activation

Culture and activation

We’re helping to unlock the creative spirit of the Royal Docks. You’ll collaborate with the creative organisations that call the Royal Docks home to launch a world-class programme of events and activation, as well as attracting new organisations to join us. You’ll inspire our communities and visitors to make the most of the area’s assets — 12 miles of waterfront, diverse landscape, global connections — and help us make the Royal Docks an attractive place to visit and stay.

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  • The opportunity

    From animating key sites and attracting large-scale public events, to fostering community arts participation, your challenge is to position the Royal Docks as a world-class cultural and commercial destination. You’ll achieve this through the strategic development and implementation of a complex cultural placemaking programme. This will include working in partnership with a diverse stakeholder group to attract local, national, and international audiences. Your innovative creative programme will go hand in hand with a robust commercial strategy for generating high-value revenue by developing partnerships and sponsorship opportunities.

    The person

    This role demands both an appreciation of the impact of culture on regeneration and sound business instincts. You have significant in-depth experience of working in a high-profile organisation at a senior level to manage the delivery of complex cross-organisational projects. This should include the management of politically-sensitive strategic programmes and events. Commercial experience is critical: yours should include a track record of delivering a sponsorship or fundraising income stream in excess of £1m, and the skills to negotiate and maintain long-term partnerships across multiple assets. Experience of leading multi-disciplinary professional teams is key.

    • Based:

      London
    • Grade:

      12
    • Salary:

      £68,863
    • Directorate:

      Housing & land
    • Applications Close:

      Sun 2 June
  • The opportunity

    You’ll manage the development and delivery of an outstanding events programme that helps to position the Royal Docks as a unique cultural and commercial destination — locally, nationally, and internationally. This will include project launches, cultural events, exhibitions, seminars, and business conferences. Making the most of the area’s commercial and cultural offer, your goal will be to increase inward investment. Working as part of a small events team, one of your key responsibilities will be the planning and production of an annual programme of events, including budgeting proposals. You will also secure media coverage for the programme.

    The person

    You’ll bring significant experience of planning, delivering, and evaluating large-scale public events, campaigns, and initiatives. This should include dealing with a wide range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Experience of using IT systems to aid project management is essential. Possession of IOSH or a similar health and safety qualification would be an advantage, as would experience of delivering water-based events. Excellent organisational and communication skills will be key.

    • Based:

      London
    • Grade:

      8
    • Salary:

      £43,517
    • Directorate:

      Housing & land
    • Applications Close:

      Sun 2 June
  • The opportunity

    You’ll contribute to an outstanding events programme that helps to position the Royal Docks as a unique cultural and commercial destination. Working closely with the events manager, you will manage and co-ordinate your own portfolio of events, overseeing all aspects of delivery from planning and development to liaising with relevant licensing authorities, agencies, and stakeholders. You’ll also assist in the management of larger, more complex events and campaigns, and provide administrative support for activities such as procurement, business planning, and budgeting.

    The person

    This is an opportunity to build on your event management experience and learn more about the planning, delivery, and evaluation of public events, campaigns, and activations on a large scale. Experience of using IT systems to aid project management is essential and you’ll be used to working in partnership with a wide range of different stakeholders, preferably in a complex, political environment. Possession of IOSH or a similar health and safety qualification would be an advantage.

    • Based:

      London
    • Grade:

      7
    • Salary:

      £39,501
    • Directorate:

      Housing & land
    • Applications Close:

      Sun 9 June
  • The opportunity

    Working closely with the creative programmer, you’ll develop arts and cultural projects that capitalise on the area’s unique history, landscape, and communities. Your goal is to position the Royal Docks as a distinctive cultural destination in London, boosting awareness and increasing footfall through an exceptional creative programme. A key focus will be neighbourhood revitalisation and community arts development, providing creative opportunities that support social, economic, and cultural inclusion.

    The person

    You’ll come with experience of initiating, directing, and delivering complex arts and cultural projects. This will include the ability to build partnerships in a complex stakeholder environment and to leverage additional funding for strategic cultural projects. You must be capable of setting and managing budgets. Well-developed public relations skills and experience of presenting projects to a wide and diverse range of stakeholders are essential.

    • Based:

      London
    • Grade:

      8
    • Salary:

      £43,517
    • Directorate:

      Housing & land
    • Applications Close:

      Sun 9 June

Why work for us?

As part of our team you’ll enjoy a challenging and rewarding job, working to improve the lives of Londoners. In return, we do all we can to help you make the most of life too.

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