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Audience Development & Programmes Manager

Vacancy Summary
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
£40,375 per year
Tunbridge Wells Town Centre
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/01/2022 at 13:00
Vacancy Description

The Amelia is looking for its first Audience Development & Programmes Manager to help shape the entire engagement programme.

The opening of The Amelia Scott in spring 2022 will create an amazing new facility to house art exhibitions, cultural resources, libraires, tourist information and Council services. We have exciting new roles that will allow you to be part of this project from launch, providing an opportunity to assist in shaping the formation of the service, The Amelia, into a destination of national repute and a facility that will lead the way in delivering an integrated, visitor first, culture and community destination.  This journey will mean you deliver incredibly valuable and important services which will positively impact the lives of everyone in the community.  

To excel in this role, you will be someone who loves working with varied audiences, has experience delivering arts and culture engagement and working with colleagues to tackle new challenges. We are looking for someone special to help us take our programming to the next level, making sure all our visitors (even those who haven’t decided to come yet) feel there’s something interesting and relevant to them.

If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to make your mark on a new service, then you could be exactly who we’re looking for.

To find out more about the role, have a look at the job description and the person specification below.

To know what we are looking for in an Audience Development & Programmes Manager take a look at this video.

Additional benefits for this post include 26 days annual leave (increasing to 29 days after 5 years continuous Local Government service), plus an additional day in December.  Membership of the Local Government (CARE – Career Average (Revalued Earnings) Pension Scheme, as well as invaluable training opportunities for continuing professional development.  You can take a look here to find out more about the benefits we offer.

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jeremy Kimmel, Arts, Heritage and Engagement Director by email;

Interview date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022

How to apply

We only accept online applications. If you require access to a computer and/or the internet, you can use our facilities free of charge at the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Gateway. Please call ahead to book an appointment Tel. 01892 526121.


Please follow the link below to submit your application.


Equal Opportunities


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