Community Link Officer

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£21,000 - £24,000 (pro rata)
10 Sep 2018
08 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Part Time



£21,000 - £24,000 PRO RATA

New Art Exchange (NAE) is a leading contemporary arts space in the heart of inner city Nottingham that celebrates the region's cultural richness and diversity. We present an ever-changing programme of art exhibitions and a vibrant public programme of events along with strategic project work focussed on audience development, community engagement and talent development. We are now seeking an energetic and experienced community engagement specialist to help increase access to NAE to ensure the broadest range of audiences benefit from the work that we do.

The Community Link Officer will be a true believer that arts and culture can play an invaluable role in improving lives, and that arts and culture should therefore be accessible to all. They will be culturally aware with a strong understanding of the issues affecting BAME, vulnerable and minority communities in the UK and locally. As a lively, people-focussed person, they will spend time in local communities making connections and engaging these priority audiences with existing activity at NAE. Importantly, they will also design new initiatives based on community interest to position community expressions at the heart of NAE.

NAE announced a significant uplift to our core Arts Council funding earlier this year, helping to establish the organisation as the leading venue in the UK for culturally diverse arts. The post holder will therefore join the organisation at an exciting time, helping to expand and deepen the value of our work.

Key purposes of the post:

  • To increase access to NAE to ensure the broadest range of audiences benefit from the work that we do whilst also increasing attendance to NAE and diversifying our audience profile.
  • To spend time outside of NAE, building relationships with local communities.
  • To work in collaboration with the Public Programme Producer to ensure these audiences engage with our existing opportunities to include gallery visits and tours, and participation in and attendance to our events programme, central gallery shows, volunteer programmes and other professional development opportunities.
  • To use their local knowledge to help inform the shape of NAE’s programming and marketing activities to ensure our work is meaningful, relevant and helpful to those we strive to serve. 
  • To design and deliver new initiatives based on community need and interest.

For an application pack please visit: or contact Anita Kumari (0115 924 8630,

Application deadline: Sunday 7 October 2018 (midnight). Applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified promptly, and interviews will take place at NAE Tuesday 16 October 2018.

Apply for Community Link Officer

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Supporting Document must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .txt, .rtf, and no bigger than 8MB

4000 characters left

Marketing Communication

We'd love to send you information about Jobs and Services from by email.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy notice. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.