We are looking to welcome experienced, committed and enthusiastic people to our expanding Events and Festivals Team at this exciting time for Medway, as we get back to delivering our annual events programme plus help grow our new cultural and community event portfolio all while supporting the ambition to become UK City of Culture 2025.
The Events Team sits inside the Culture Service alongside the Arts, Libraries, Theatres and Corn Exchange Teams, as well as working closely with colleagues from other council departments including Regeneration, Youth, Public Health, Heritage and Tourism. We also work in partnership with external organisations and our local cultural sector. For more information on our latest projects and partnerships see our facebook page @enjoymedway.
If you join us, we guarantee fulfilment, variety and exciting opportunities to support our local creative community and bring culture, colour, incredible experiences, pride and wellbeing to people in Medway.
We are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion. Making sure the people in our staff team are representative of the community we serve is very important to us, so we support applications from people of all backgrounds and identities.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
For an informal chat about the role and the work of our team please contact Jamie Webber on 01634 338100.
Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.