Southwark Park Galleries is seeking a fixed-term Public Engagement Manager (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for an experienced candidate to join our small, passionate gallery team on a fixed-term, maternity cover basis. The Public Engagement Manager’s primary role is to develop an effective Public Engagement programme which delivers and promotes an engaging programme that includes challenging, meaningful and inclusive workshops, talks, debates, performances, artists’ opportunities, partnership working and collaborations, and other learning and social inclusion events.

This is a 2 day per week PAYE position for a fixed-term period of 12 months (July/Aug 2021 – July/Aug 2022) with a probation period of 3 months.

Southwark Park Galleries is managed by The Bermondsey Artists’ Group. We are an artist-led contemporary art gallery and community arts charity set within the beautiful surroundings of Southwark Park, Bermondsey, North Southwark. We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).

We are recognised locally and nationally as a leading, experimental contemporary visual arts venue in London with an established reputation as a test-site for ambitious artistic practice. We were founded in 1984 by a group of artists living in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. They transformed a derelict café in Southwark Park into a gallery to create a cultural platform through which artists could engage meaningfully with their neighbours and as a site for free access to high quality art, creativity and learning as a core part of their daily lives. Since then we have grown to encompass two gallery buildings within the park and 37 years of high quality free exhibitions and free, meaningful, learning activities. Our ongoing celebration of individual and community creativity places us firmly at the centre of the cultural life of South London.

How to apply //

Deadline for applications: Friday 25 June, by 6pm

Download Public Engagement Manager Maternity Cover Recruitment Pack

Download Recruitment Questionnaire Form

Public Engagement Programme Overview

Please submit your application comprising the following documents by email with the subject title ‘Public Engagement Manager Application’ to:

  1. Document 1: Your CV (max 2 A4 page, word format) titled ‘[Your surname and name] CV’. To remove the risk of unconscious bias, shortlisting will be completed via a blind CV analysis and invitations to interviews will adhere to the Rooney Rule. This means we can recruit based on your knowledge and skills, and not background, gender or ethnicity. Therefore please do not include personal information that identifies you in either your CV or Cover Letter, and include this information in Document 3 only.
  2. Document 2: Cover Letter (max 1 page, word format) titled ‘[Your surname and name] Cover Letter’
    Tell us about why you would like to work with us, and the qualities and experience you would bring to the role, with reference to the job description and earliest available start date.
  3. Document 3: Personal Information (max 1 page, word format) titled ‘[Your surname and name] Personal Information’ that includes your name/title, educational institutions, age, gender, email address, postal address, phone number, nationality/immigration status, names and contact details (email and mobile no.) of 2 referees (only contacted should appointment offer be made following interview). Please note this document will not be used for shortlisting by the selection panel.
  4. Completed Recruitment Questionnaire form

The Bermondsey Artists’ Group managing Southwark Park Galleries is an equal opportunities employer and especially welcomes interest from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, D/deaf and disabled candidates.

Charity number: 1073851


Documents 1, 2 & 3 must be submitted to us in WORD FORMAT not PDF

Please ensure that documents 1, 2 & 3 file names begin with your Surname (your application documents will be anonymised prior to the selection panel’s receipt of them).

The contents of the Recruitment Questionnaire Form is strictly confidential and kept securely prior to destruction in accordance with our Data Protection Policy.

The Bermondsey Artists’ Group managing Southwark Park Galleries is an equal opportunities employer and especially welcome interest from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, D/deaf and disabled candidates.