Head of Creative

The Head of Cre­ative leads on deliv­ery & devel­op­ment of our artis­tic & cre­ative pro­grammes, events exhi­bi­tions & pro­duc­tions for 10 – 25 year olds.

About The Role

Rare opportunity to join the Senior Management Team of an award winning charity with a unique offer spanning youth work and creativity.

As Head of Creative you will be an integral part of our Senior Management Team, sharing collective responsibility for the overall running of the charity.

The Head of Creative leads on the delivery and development of the creative offer, including our agreed programme of artistic and creative programmes for 10-25 year olds, events including exhibitions and productions led by young people, our schools programme where creativity and youth work are co-delivered to ensure young people at risk of disengaging from education remain inspired and supported in school, and our youth voice programme which ensures that young people are placed firmly at the heart of everything we do.

The postholder will also be integral to the development and establishing of opportunities for young people at CYN’s newest building, The Courts (opening June 2024). This will be creative enterprise hub for emerging young creatives from diverse and marginalised backgrounds.

About Us

Creative Youth Network is an award-winning charity with a mission to enable young people to reach their potential, no matter what their background or circumstances. Operating across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, we offer a range of services ranging from our 10 local youth clubs, to targeted support for young people with specific needs, work within schools (in particular for young people at risk of disengaging from education), and an exciting range of creative courses, programmes and activities, including early career support for young people embarking on careers in the creative sector. Our services are rated “Outstanding” by the National Youth Agency.

The postholder will provide strategic leadership including the development of new/existing partnerships, safeguarding, fundraising and service/workforce development.