We’re Hiring

by Creative Homes

Creative Homes, an experiential home visiting service that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of families with young children through creative play, is looking to recruit Hub Managers, Lead Artists and Assistant Artists. We currently operate in Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham and are funded by Guys and St Thomas Charity as part of the Knee High Challenge, managed by Design Council. This is a chance to be a part of something new, innovative and proactive in improving family life.

 

More about Creative Homes

The home is one of the primary influences on a child’s development in their early years and for many families the home environment can be overcrowded and stressful. Prolonged stress not only effects day to day wellbeing but can have a lasting impact on a child’s emotional and physical development. Our simple playful solutions are designed to give families a helping hand towards building lasting, positive routines, whether it’s the Creative Chef helping families with fussy eating or the Clutter Inspector helping families with limited space to manage their day together in a positive way.

 

Hub Manager

As Hub Manager you will lead the delivery of a 12-18 week programme providing ground breaking solutions that improve daily life for families directly in their homes and through group sessions. You will have overall responsibility for leading the set-up, delivery, review and evaluation of the hub to home service. This will involve working with key partners and stakeholders including funders and commissioners, local community groups and leader. You will lead a team of artists in the delivery of the hub to home activities, oversee the administration requirements and co-ordinate the take home packs for families. Responsibilities will also include the collection and monitoring of data for evaluation against pre agree outcomes.

 

Key responsibilities

  • You will lead 12-18 week programmes and be responsible for finding the families that participate in the programme, which involves one to one home experiences and larger group sessions in the community.
  • You will manage all stages of the one to one intervention which includes five visits per household: consultation, two home experiences, two follow-up and pathway visits.
  • You will schedule and manage your staff team including lead artists, artists-in-training and delivery artists.
  • You will design a group hub programme and build pathways connections across the local area that service the families you work with.
  • You will lead weekly design meetings to co-design the artist experiences.
  • You will be fully supported by the Creative Homes core team.

 

Knowledge & Experience

  • Of working in the creative and artistic field delivering and working with communities and families in groups, street theatre or other field.
  • Experience of working with and communicating with families, parents and carers in small groups and one to one.
  • Ability to demonstrate practical examples of leading a team in community or artistic based projects.
  • Experience of coordinating and managing projects, activities and teams.
  • Experience and the demonstration of the skills required to manage and co-ordinate the administration, monitoring and data collection for a project.
  • Knowledge, experience and commitment to the role of creative play for child development and promoting parental attachment and bonding.
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of how the Creative Homes activities and experiences can impact on how families communicate, play and build routines for key parts of a family with young children’s day for example, bedtime, tooth brushing, using the toilet and meal times.

This is a freelance role and Creative Homes is offering £11.25 an hour (£90 per day) for approximately 20 days per 12-18 week project.

This role can be combined with the Lead Artist role (see below) and therefore would amount to 32 days per project (approximately 2.5 days a week).

 

Lead Artist

The Lead Artist plays a key role in the delivery of our 12-18 week hub to home programme. Your role will include leading the development and delivery of artistic and playful solutions in the family home and in group sessions (for more info click here), helping to track the progress of families through fulfilling administration and monitoring tasks for documentation, communicating and developing vital relationships with families.

You will attend and participate in planning and design sessions, team meetings and artist sharings and day trainings that take place during a Creative Homes project.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Commitment to art and the creative process
  • Commitment to the importance of play for child development
  • Experience of designing and delivering community artistic events
  • Knowledge of at least one artistic field
  • Ability to communicate relevant messages in a small group and one to one settings
  • A willingness to learn and develop new skills in relation to a robust and artistic early years intervention.

This is a freelance role and Creative Homes is offering £11.25 an hour (£90 per day) for 12 days (if combined with Hub Manager Role) 18 days (as Lead Artist only) per 12-18 week project.

This role can be combined with the Hub Manager role (see above) and therefore would amount to 32 days per project (2.5 days a week).

 

Assistant Artist

The Assistant Artist role is a great opportunity to assist and train in the delivery of a Creative Homes project and gain a wide range of experience relating to a robust and artistic early years intervention.

You will assist with the development and delivery of artistic and playful solutions in the family home and in group sessions, helping to track the progress of families through fulfilling administration and monitoring tasks for documentation, communicating and developing vital relationships with families.

As Assistant Artist you will gain experience and training that will help you to work towards either a Hub Manager or Lead Artist role in the future.

This is a freelance role and Creative Homes is offering £7.50 an hour (£60 per day) for up to 10 days per 12-18 week project.

 

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 jeremy@creativehomes.co.uk. Please ensure your application reaches us by 17:00 on Friday 17 July.

We will be inviting shortlisted candidates to our artist sharing sessions (afternoon and evening) on Thursday 23 July.

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


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