Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation have come together under the Creative UK group, and as such, we have been growing our support activity for the UK’s creative industries. A key mission for the new joint organisation is to provide opportunities for a multitude of sector superstars, and we need more industry specialists to help us carry that message.
As a result of coming together, we’ve already achieved some incredible triumphs and fought the corner of the creative industries. Some of the highlights include ‘Your Voice, Heard’, a survey back in March 2020, which helped inform the impact of the pandemic on the creative sector. This provided a powerful advocacy boost, and led to the #OurWorldWithout campaign, which brought together some 500 industry supporters – including Stephen Fry, PJ Harvey, Meera Syal, Jeremy Deller, Anish Kapoor and Nick Cave – to call on government for urgent financial support for the creative sector. We’re also incredibly proud that the campaigning for our sector by our sector was instrumental in the introduction of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme back in April, as well as the £1.57 billion Culture Renewal Fund in July.
Alongside this, our programmes and initiatives have provided practical investment and help for businesses, through our Creative Growth Finance investment activity, and our growth programmes such as Creative Enterprise, the leading business support programme for screen businesses, funded by the BFI.
We are currently recruiting for seven new job roles to help us provide even more support and opportunities for the creative industries, each of which are crucial to the marketing, business, and investment support we offer. These are all exciting opportunities to work with and uncover the creative voices of our nation, and to help position the UK as a world leading place for creativity and innovation.
Find out more about the work we’re doing now and in the future to support the sector, and how you could be a part of it…
North of Tyne Culture and Creative Fund.
Creative England has been awarded funding from the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) to deliver on the Culture and Creative Fund. With a close network of partners our aim is to support creative individuals and creative and cultural businesses to new revenue-generating cultural and creative products and services; diversification into new forms of practice; and the development of new business models.
To help drive the new programme forwards, we need a Programme & Engagement Manager to be at the hub, delivering meaningful and specialist support for long term resilience for cultural and creative SMEs, organisations and freelancers; enabling creative individuals and creative and cultural businesses to flourish.
We’re also looking to take on a part time Business Advisor to help businesses and beneficiaries grow and scale, as well as an Investment Manager to drive a wide business investment portfolio in the North East.
Help to develop our investment activity
The Creative Growth Finance team champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses by providing more appropriate and personal investment opportunities than traditional lenders.
Our ambition is to bring further expertise to the team to make our investment offer even more accessible and far reaching.
With that in mind, we’re looking for an Investment Manager, who will be pivotal to examining and interpreting data to support decisions about investments, ensuring our portfolio is well managed and that potential investment opportunities are highlighted.
Working closely with the Investment Manager and the rest of the team will be a part time Investment Coordinator, who will keep our busy investment function on track, working against a clearly defined process, workflow and keeping the team up-to-date with progress reports.
Marketing and Partnerships
Our communication with the creative sector is a crucial element in supporting and growing the industry. As such, we are developing our marketing and partnerships task force to improve communications and supercharge our inhouse marketing activity.
Our Development & Partnerships Manager will lead our new ‘Enterprise & Growth’ member offer and will, therefore, be pivotal in expanding our network of entrepreneurs, microbusinesses, and SMEs working across the full breadth of the creative industries – including film, games, broadcast, publishing, advertising, fashion and more.
On the other side of our external communications, we’re also looking for an analytical marketeer who is driven by gathering and utilising data to influence our inhouse campaigns and increase engagement. Acting as our Digital Marketing Manager, you will be offered the opportunity to make a real impact within the creative industries during a challenging time.
All of the above opportunities can be found on our Jobs page, with further details on where we’ll need you, what we’ll need you to do and how you can help shape our future.