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Cherwell Theatre Company (CTC) are currently recruiting for a friendly, approachable and highly organised Company Co-ordinator and an experienced Project Manager with a specialism in outreach and inclusion to join their team in Banbury. 

Please see Job and Person Specifications below, and a link to download our application form.

Applications open on 7th April at 12pm and Close at 5pm on 19th April.

Initial interviews will be conducted from 4pm on 27th April, with a second interview in Banbury on 30th April.

Company Co-Ordinator (Part time)


Salary: £12,593 (FTE £20,989)


3 days per week (Flexible working, includes some evenings and weekends)


Job Specification


The Company Co-Ordinator is the friendly face of the organisation and will run the day to day administration of the company including:


  • Liaising with members and their families.

  • Liaising with freelance and salaried staff.

  • Acting as secretary to the board of trustees.

  • Liaising with our partners at Activate Learning Colleges and with teachers and support staff in local primary and secondary schools.

  • Assist facilitators in the delivery of workshops.

  • Assist the Outreach Project Manager with Outreach projects.

  • Assist with fundraising.

  • Co-ordinate volunteers.

  • Assist with marketing materials and promotions.


Person specification


  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel, Canva, Mail Chimp (training can be provided where necessary).

  • Ability to produce accurate work.

  • Ability to undertake a range of administrative procedures.

  • Ability to organise and prioritise work.

  • Excellent communication skills with a diverse range of people from participants, to their families, to community partners and volunteers both in person and on the phone/video conference call.

  • Comfortable assisting facilitators in workshop settings with children and young people.

  • Excellent numerical and literacy skills in order to undertake a range of tasks.

  • Experience of organising and minuting meetings.

  • Willingness to learn and develop personal skills and qualifications.

  • Experience of creating digital and social media content is desirable.

  • The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a DBS check.


Outreach Project Manager (Part Time)


Salary: £18,360 (£30,600 FTE)


3 days per week (Flexible working, includes some evenings and weekends)


Job Specification


The Outreach Project Manager will:


  • Plan and deliver Outreach projects and support with Outreach elements of Artistic Director projects.

  • Assist the Artistic Director on fundraising and take a lead on specific project fundraising.

  • Liaise with local authority officers and community contacts and sponsors.

  • Assist with and lead on the monitoring and evaluation of projects.

  • Plan and facilitate high quality work with young people.

  • Act as the Project lead for after school clubs.

  • Manage volunteer recruitment.


Person specification


  • Experience of managing high quality arts projects in communities and schools, with specialties in inclusion and outreach.

  • Demonstrable experience of partnership building across arts and non-arts organisations.

  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to plan and deliver multiple projects at the same time, working without direct supervision and managing own workload.

  • A creative problem solver, who keeps calm under pressure and finds workable solutions for all if changes occur.

  • Experience acting as Producer of community art works, performances or sharing events in both professional and non-professional venues.

  • Demonstrable experience of working closely with artists from a range of art forms, to deliver inclusive programmes of work.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to tailor these to a wide range of audiences.

  • A people person with a track record of forming positive relationships.

  • Experience of putting together and managing project and performance budgets effectively.

  • Experience of negotiating and writing contracts with artists, individuals, groups and partners.

  • Experience of managing freelance artists and line managing staff.

  • Experience of writing project aims and contributing to bids and reporting to funders.

  • A passion for participatory arts and their role in supporting community cohesion across all backgrounds, faiths and cultures.

  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office.

  • Experience of creating digital and social media content as part of project delivery.

  • Can demonstrate ambition and drive to help the organisation develop.


A Covid-19 risk assessment is in place and is reviewed regularly.