We’re hiring!

by Creative Homes

Creative Homes and TDLP are social enterprises that aim to impact on the health and well-being of families through creative arts to give children the best start in life.

 

We are looking to recruit the following roles:

A Sales & Communications Manager to deliver our sales and communications strategy in 2016.

A Finance and Operations Manager who will support our business as it grows.

Management Committee members to mentor and advise our aspirational team at a crucial point of growth and development.

 

Background Info

Creative Homes and TDLP are a team of visual artists, storytellers, dancers and musicians who work with families to encourage attachment, physical and creative development and awareness of the importance of creative play and the arts as a form of early intervention.

Creative Homes is an experiential home visiting service that uses trained artists to identify and solve every day stresses in the home. We aim to help families reduce their stress, so they become healthier and more resilient, with the ultimate objective of improving children’s outcomes. Creative Homes is targeted at higher need families often from lower income backgrounds.

Tea Dance for Little People is aimed at improving the health and well-being of all families with young children through creative play. We are committed to improving the wellbeing of families by helping them explore their own artistic adventures. Be it a performance, party, workshop or immersive installation, we offer refreshing, custom written pieces responding to commissions from theatres, museums, parks and other venues, led by a professional team of artists, dancers, storytellers and musicians. Previous partners have included the V&A, Dreamland Margate, Barbican, Royal Historic Palaces, Stratford Circus, Horniman Museum and Polka Theatre.

 

Sales and Communications Manager

We are looking for an exceptional Sales and Communications Manager to play a pivotal role in driving our organisation forward through the development and delivery of our sales and communications strategy.

We need a game-changer; someone who is a self-starter, self-motivated, self-confident and ready to deliver on an ambitious sales strategy. You need to be enthusiastic and comfortable selling our service in a range of ways including cold calling and public events.

You will be trained in sales and write well for press, social media and online in order to implement our communication strategy and increase sales.

Our ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of:

  • The housing sector
  • The public health and local council commissioning
  • Completing larger bids i.e. Big Lottery, Children in Need
  • Charity sector commissioning
  • Commercial sector and CSR
  • Social Return On Investment

Key Duties

Sales

  • To complete grant applications and sales to current 2016 delivery
  • Prepare Creative Homes to attract larger investment for sustainable business
  • Cold calling/approaches, follow leads and open doors to larger investment and sustainable partners
  • Attend key conferences
  • Secure Creative Homes channels for presentations

Communications:

  • Implement current communication and social media strategy to boost sales
  • Lead on the Impact Report 2015 and improve impact measurement strategies to increase sales

We work in a flexible and dynamic way and this role offers you the opportunity to shape your working hours and work to your strengths as part of an inspiring team and growing service.

We are offering flexible part time hours (2.5 days a week) at £15,000 per annum (£30,000 pro rata). The initial contract will be for 10 months from 1st March to 31st December (3 month probation period). Pending meeting sales targets this contract could be extended.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the role then please email a CV, detailing your relevant experience, and a covering letter, addressing each point of person specification, tosally@tdlp.co.uk.

Please ensure your application reaches us by 17:00 on Friday 15 January. First round interviews will take place on Monday 1 February in London. We hope that the successful candidate will be able to take up the post 1 March 2015, although there is some flexibility around start dates.

Contact Sally-Anne Donaldson on 07817 176018 or sally@tdlp.co.uk if you would like to discuss the role or have questions (available until 23rd December or after 4th January)

 

Finance and Operations Manager

We need an organised and self-motivating Finance and Operations Manager to help us manage all aspects of business support for our exciting and growing social enterprise.

This role will manage the operational delivery of TDLP and Creative Homes. You will be ready to prepare Creative Homes to be sold as a licensing model through developing and managing a range of business support systems including finance, IT, intellectual property, impact and data capture. You will be confident managing Human Resources and all aspects of the employee lifecycle. This role is responsible for the day to day finances and you will have excellent online filing systems and payroll skills, be effective at time management and able to work independently in a structured way.

Our ideal candidate will also be:

  • Interested in growing with the business
  • Able to be flexible with working hours to respond to busy times of the month
  • Willing to work from home/remotely and meet once a week with Creative Director

Key Duties

Operations

  • Establishing the daily operations of the organisation and managing relationships between families, artists, housing organisations, children’s centres and health organisations
  • Human Resources – employment, equal opportunities, contractual arrangements, managing growth of staff team and their needs
  • Working with the Creative Director on developing and delivering operational training
  • Lead on safeguarding and health and safety policy and procedures for the organisation.
  • Responsible for all elements of our impact measurement system including data capture and compiling impact reports.
  • Making improvements to updating our Operations Manual
  • Managing IT systems including emails and shared drives
  • Investigating and implementing intellectual property

Finance

  • Complete budgets and monitoring and impact information for fundraising bids
  • Day to day bookkeeping
  • Prepare books for accountant
  • Prepare and chase all invoices
  • Working in Xero and Microsoft Excel

We work in a flexible and dynamic way and this role offers you the opportunity to shape your working hours and grow with the business.

We are offering flexible part time hours (2 days a week) at £12,000 per annum (£30,000 pro rata). The initial contract will be for 10 months from 1st March to 31st December (3 month probation period).

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the role then please email a CV, detailing your relevant experience, and a covering letter, addressing each point of person specification, to sally@tdlp.co.uk.

Please ensure your application reaches us by 17:00 on Friday 15 January. First round interviews will take place on Monday 1 February in London. We hope that the successful candidate will be able to take up the post in March 2015, although there is some flexibility around start dates.

Contact Sally-Anne Donaldson on 07817 176018 or sally@tdlp.co.uk if you would like to discuss the role or have questions.

 

Management Committee Members

We are looking to expand our management committee and recruit new mentors and advisors to join an aspirational team at a crucial point of growth and development.

We have identified gaps in our expertise and are looking for individuals who specialise in the following areas:

  • Public Sector including Children’s Services and Health Commissioning
  • Housing
  • Social Finance and Investment
  • Public Relations and Communications

In particular we are looking for someone who can take on the role of Treasurer to support the Management Committee with an oversight of financial strategy, audit and risk management. Ideally they will be a qualified accountant with a strong financial background.

The role is voluntary and we will ask you to commit to two days a year, usually consisting of one full away day and two half day sessions. We are based in Lewisham but we may also meet in central London close to transport hubs.

We are hoping to have new team members in place by February in time for our annual away day.

Contact Sally-Anne Donaldson on 07817 176018 or sally@tdlp.co.uk for more information.


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