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We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Creative UK value difference and celebrate the creativity that it brings. We are continuously building our expertise to connect, invest, support and champion the UK creative industries.

Take a look at the latest job opportunities or learn more about our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and wellness

General Vacancies

Programme Manager, IDEATE Manchester

Our IDEATE programme focuses on immersive product development, helping creative start-ups and established SMEs to develop and commercialise new immersive content, with an emphasis on cross platform collaboration. For our 2022/2023 iteration of the programme, we strive to focus on the growth of creative digital content production - both within traditional mediums e.g. Film & TV and new media e.g. VR, AR and immersive tech. IDEATE is for creative/cultural businesses working in film, TV, games, theatre, live events, visual arts and heritage who are looking to take their first step into immersive content creation. 

Our Programme Manager will have the opportunity to shape the design and lead on the delivery of IDEATE Manchester with support from a Coordinator: targeting early stage SME’s in Greater Manchester to develop and commercialise new content. Through exclusive events and bespoke workshops led by industry leaders and mentors, you will help provide expertise to futureproof the next generation of moving image companies.  

The ideal candidate will be a first-class Programme Manager, event planner, good communicator, enthusiastic and organised, with exceptional attention-to-detail. You will take responsibility for many aspects of this pioneering project’s delivery and therefore have the capability to hit the ground running. 

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LOCATION*: Greater Manchester, MediaCityUK  

STARTING SALARY: up to £30,000 dependent on experience + benefits 

CONTRACT: Full time, initial 2-year fixed term  

TO APPLY: Email your CV, cover letter and/or 1-2-minute video link* to jobs@wearecreative.uk by Monday 31st January midday.  

Interviews will take place by video conference w/c 7th February 2022, immediate appointment preferred. *hybrid working, min 2 days in a workspace, 3 days from home. Video link optional 

Creative UK is an inclusive recruiter and happy to make adjustments to our selection process by request.

Creative UK Investment is looking for a Chair

Prior to the pandemic the creative industries contributed £116bn in GVA and employed 2.1 million people, with an additional one million new jobs projected by 2030.  The sector was growing at four times the rate of the UK economy as a whole and is one of our country’s greatest money makers and one of the fastest growing investment sectors.  Creative UK is an established and experienced investor in early-stage creative companies and we are looking for an seasoned and expert investment professional to join the board of Creative UK Investment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative UK. All investment management activities of the group sit within this subsidiary. This role will also be required to serve as Non-Executive Director on the Board of the parent company.

We are looking for professionals who have had experience of working in investment management space. You will be a leader with strong coaching and influencing skills and comfortable using your own public profile to support the cause. You must be a collaborative, creative thinker able to dedicate time and energy to supporting Creative UK as we build a commercial model to support our not-for-profit objectives. If you are a natural networker, who understands the power, reach, and impact a more prosperous, inclusive, and diverse creative community can have to improve people’s life chances and the UK’s prosperity then we want to hear from you!

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HOW TO APPLY

Please apply by CV and cover letter, explaining why you wish to be a Board member and the qualities and skills you feel they can bring to the organisation. You can also submit a 2-minute video if preferred to replace your cover letter. We are able to make adjustments where requested for the application and selection process.

Please send applications by email to caroline.hinds@wearecreative.uk no later than 30th January 2022. Selection calls will take place on a rolling basis subject to application receipt with formal final interviews taking place throughout February and early March 2022. You will receive an acknowledgment email to confirm receipt of your application and next steps.

 

Kickstart Placements

Kickstart Placement: Trainee HR & Operations Assistant

The introduction of the UK government Kickstart Scheme brings an exciting opportunity to create a new role for a young aspiring HR professional with an interest in supporting people in the creative sector. You will receive training and support throughout the placement with clear development objectives and scope to continue into longer-term employment. Placements will develop knowledge and skills of HR and business administration, whilst bringing a young fresh perspective to the support we provide to our creative workforce.

If you are passionate about people, looking to begin or build on your administrative skills, then we want to hear from you!

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CONTRACT: 25 hours per week, 6 months

PAY: 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on your age)

LOCATION: Greater Manchester including remote working from home

TO APPLY: Are you 16 – 24 year olds and on universal credit? If so, you can apply via a job coach at your local Job Centre Plus  quoting vacancy ID: V0000290091

Applications cannot be accepted if sent directly to Creative UK.

Application is simply by cover note and CV to your job coach by 04 January 2022.

We are planning on holding interviews as/when applications are submitted so may close the deadline sooner once an appointment is made.

Interviews will take place by MS Teams Video Call.

Kickstart Placement: Trainee Memberships Assistant, Creative Industries

The introduction of the UK government Kickstart Scheme brings an exciting opportunity to create a new role for a young aspiring partnerships or business development professional with an interest in the creative sector. You will receive training and support throughout the placement with clear development objectives and scope to continue into longer-term employment. Placements will develop knowledge and skills of account, database management and general administration whilst bringing a young fresh perspective to the impact we can make across the creative sector.

If you are passionate about building a career within the creative sector, database management, administrative and business development skills, then we want to hear from you!

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CONTRACT: 25 hours per week, 6 months

PAY: 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on your age)

LOCATION: UK wide, flexible office/home working, preference within proximity to London

TO APPLY: Are you 16 – 24 year olds and on universal credit? If so, you can apply via a job coach at your local Job Centre Plus

Applications cannot be accepted if sent directly to Creative UK.

Application is simply by cover note and CV to your job coach by 04 January 2022.

We are planning on holding interviews as/when applications are submitted so may close the deadline sooner once an appointment is made.

Interviews will take place by MS Teams Video Call.

Kickstart Placement: Trainee Project Assistant

The introduction of the UK government Kickstart Scheme brings an exciting opportunity to create a new role for a young aspiring project professional with an interest in learning about screen businesses (Film, TV, games). You will receive training and support throughout the placement with clear development objectives. Placements will develop knowledge and skills of project, events and general administration whilst bringing a young fresh perspective to the impact we can make across the creative sector.

If you are passionate about the creative sector and an interest in developing skills as a project administrator, then we want to hear from you!

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CONTRACT: 25 hours per week, 6 months

PAY: 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on your age)

LOCATION: UK wide, flexible office/home working, preference within proximity to Bristol

TO APPLY: Are you 16 – 24 year olds and on universal credit? If so, you can apply via a job coach at your local Job Centre Plus quoting vacancy ID: V0000290125

Applications cannot be accepted if sent directly to Creative UK.

Application is simply by cover note and CV to your job coach by 04 January 2022.

We are planning on holding interviews as/when applications are submitted so may close the deadline sooner once an appointment is made.

Interviews will take place by MS Teams Video Call.