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Jobs & Opportunities

We currently have two exciting opportunities: two filmmaking placements for 18-30 year olds, and a vacancy for a Development Manager for the We Can Make housing initiative.

1. Placements: Creative Workforce for the Future scheme (x2)

Are you aged 18-30, ready to work in the creative industries but struggling to get a foot in the door. Do you need more experience? Professional contacts? More work for your portfolio? Mentoring to achieve your goals? Through the Creative Workforce for the Future placement scheme you could access a year-long package of support from one of six cultural hubs in Bristol and Bath – including Knowle West Media Centre!

Creative Workforce for the Future is a new programme supported by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the European Social Fund (ESF). It is designed to enable talented young people to gain the experience they need to sustain creative careers in sectors such as film, broadcast, digital production, animation and post-production.

Find out more about the scheme and the placement you could apply for at KWMC, with our creative agency Eight.

Deadline for applications: Monday 16 December 2019, 9am.
Interviews for KWMC placements will take place on Friday 20 December 2019.

Programme Credits: Through Creative Workforce for the Future we are working with The Guild (Coworking Bath), Spike Island, Watershed, CYN The Station, Bristol City Council and UWE Bristol to support creatives and businesses across the West of England to develop both industry employment practices embracing inclusion and diversity as an asset, and nurture young talent from certain under-represented groups to gain the experience required to sustain a creative career. Creative Workforce for the Future is funded by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the European Social Fund (ESF) and is being delivered as part of the B+B Creative R+D programme.

2. Vacancy: Development Manager – We Can Make

Salary:  £35,523 – £40,167 depending on experience.
37 hours a week. Fixed Term contract for 18 months.

Are you someone who gets things done? Who sets clear goals, both short-term and long-term, and then does everything required to deliver them? Are you experienced in taking a project from initial scope to the final product? Are you organised? A great communicator, good at budgets, negotiations, managing stakeholder relationships and expectations? Do you have experience in community-led housing?

Knowle West Media Centre is looking to appoint a Development Manager for We Can Make – an innovative programme that supports citizens and communities to deliver affordable homes at ‘point of need’ by unlocking micro-sites for development.

The Development Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of the We Can Make community-led housing programme. This encompasses the delivery of the pilot of up to 16 sites in Knowle West and developing the model to enable We Can Make to grow into a replicable and sustainable programme to deliver community-led affordable homes.

The Development Manager will have lead responsibility for the technical delivery process, including the cost plan and budget; over-seeing planning, procurement and contracting of services to support planning and delivery of the micro-sites; and ensuring that delivery mile-stones, outputs and outcomes are met in accordance with the project plan and funding requirements.

We are looking for a person who understands and supports the principles of community-led housing, is passionate about people and places, and has a proven track record of project delivery.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 7 January 2020, 5pm.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14 January 2020.

Please download the Job Description. Complete the Application Form and Equalities Form and send these along with your CV and covering letter to

KWMC Recruitment Process

We welcome and encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce and in the arts community; particularly working class people, people of colour, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people, and disabled people (as defined by the Equality Act 2010). We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment process.

We guarantee an interview for anyone who identifies as one or more of the above and fulfils the minimum requirements of the role. If you would like this to be a consideration in your application, please indicate in your submission.

If you have any access needs that require you to submit your proposal in another format, please get in touch so we can help you find a suitable option. All applications will be assessed according to the same criteria and submitting in a different format will not affect your chances of being selected.

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Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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