Point of contact for applicants: medhat@pop-up.org.uk

Brief job description:
Salary £36,000 p.a. pro rata (full time, 5 days per week) with 5% increase April 1st annually.

Pop Up Projects, a London-based national children’s literature development agency and Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, seeks a dynamic, enterprising and experienced project or programme manager to join our team. This highly communicative, creative and entrepreneurial role will be pivotal in delivering our flagship non-profit creative and cultural skills programme, Pathways into Children’s Publishing, which over two years will train a next generation of illustrators from under-represented backgrounds to develop the skills and relationships needed to access careers in children’s publishing. They will also develop and manage Pathways Plus, a spin-off year-round programme of paid-for masterclasses, short courses and professional development events.

The right candidate will have:
– strong experience of developing, delivering and/or managing learning or training programmes or courses (in any context, but ideally within an arts including publishing, CC Skills or higher education context)
– outstanding relationship management skills (capable of working with 100+ learners and professionals and 25 stakeholder i.e. publishing and academic institutions)
– a passion for equality and inclusion in children’s literature, advocating for and empowering artists of colour, disabled artists, neurodivergent artists, artists from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, and LGBTQ+ artists

Above all, they must be hard working, exceptional at multitasking, and adept at line managing others to coordinate planning and logistics across the two programmes, which will be running concurrently from January 2023. They will be working within a small team (of 10 staff members) who are focussed on delivering an ambitious programme of work in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and (occasionally) internationally. Work days for this particular role will include some Saturdays, year-round, and regular travel across the UK.

Please review the job description for further details and call us on 07830801650 if you need it in an alternative format.