Creative Producer

Contract Type
Public Sector
£24,415.50 pro rata (FTE £48,831 per annum
Expiry Date
The Royal Docks is undergoing an exciting transformation.

Job Description

 Once London’s gateway to the world, today the area is re-emerging as a major new residential, business and visitor destination. Centre stage in the area’s regeneration is a bold ambition to be London’s cultural engine, a world-class creative production centre that is internationally renowned for its distinctive and authentic cultural programme, making the Royal Docks an irresistible place to live, work and visit.

 We have an opportunity for a Creative Producer (part time, 0.5) to join our Culture and Activation Team.  This role will support the implementation of Royal Docks Cultural Placemaking Strategy including the delivery of an ambitious cultural programme and associated community engagement activities.  Reporting to the Creative Programmer, the key focus of this role is to embed community engagement across a range of cultural projects working with local residents, creatives and stakeholders.

 You will need a proven track record of successful planning, delivery and evaluation of small and large scale cultural projects including outdoor events. Experience of co-creation, youth and community participation, and creative production is essential, as is working with a diverse range of stakeholders including local authority officers, artists and creative organisations. Experience of licencing, health and safety and event production is desirable.

Principal Accountabilities

1.            Support the implementation and continuing development of the Royal Docks Cultural Placemaking Strategy and the realisation of its vision to be the Cultural Engine of London, thereby contributing to the transformation of the area into a world-class cultural district inspired by the Royal Docks’ people, place and heritage

2.            Commission, programme and produce imaginative and accessible creative projects that respond to the strategy and to Royal Docks land and waterscape, heritage, and community, creating a distinctive programme that attracts, excites, and inspires residents and visitors.  Identify and establish effective partnerships with Royal Docks organisations and retain an awareness of contemporary cultural practice, creative practitioners, relevant events, and cultural policy to support the development of Royal Docks’ cultural programme.

3.            Collaborate on and progress initiatives to support the development of a thriving cultural ecosystem in the Royal Docks.  Work collaboratively with local artists, cultural and creative organisations in identifying development opportunities, commissions, and supporting networks and new initiatives.

4.            Support the development and delivery of projects and initiatives that embed local communities and young people in the cultural life of the area, providing opportunities for creative participation, skills development and co-creation.

5.            Work with the Royal Docks Place team, developers and local venues to embed cultural in the public realm through one off events, meanwhile activities and in the longer term, supporting the Royal Docks cultural placemaking objectives and enhancing the area as a unique and distinctive creative district.

6.            Ensure that project objectives, target audiences, and outputs are identified, that data and feedback are collected, and that evaluation supports the ongoing development of the cultural programme in line with Royal Docks Success Framework.

7.            Work closely with the Marketing Team to create and deliver project marketing plans, engaging with internal and external promotional agencies as required. 

8.            Maximise opportunities for income generation associated with projects including through box office, trading and sponsorship, supporting the development for fundraising via grants, trusts and foundations.

9.            Manage project budgets, procurement and funding agreements in line with GLA guidelines.


Technical Requirements/ Experience/ Qualifications

1.            Experience in initiating, producing, programming and delivering complex arts and cultural projects and the related resource and consultants.

2.            Experience in working with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders, artists and creative organisations to programme projects and to support their development.

3.            Experience in identify target audiences and supporting marketing teams to develop and implement project marketing plans

4.            Experience of financial management, including setting and managing budgets and gaining approvals required for the work.

5.            Experience in raising earned income for cultural projects and events

Behavioural competencies

Building and managing relationships … is developing rapport and working effectively with a diverse range of people, sharing knowledge and skills to deliver shared goals.

Level Two indicators of effective performance: 

·         Develops new professional relationships

·         Understands the needs of others, the constraints they face and the levers to their engagement

·         Understands differences, anticipates areas of conflict and takes action

·         Fosters an environment where others feel respected

·         Identifies opportunities for joint working to minimise duplication and deliver shared goals


Strategic thinking…is using an understanding of the bigger picture to uncover potential challenges and opportunities for the long term and turning these into a compelling vision for action.

Level Two indicators of effective performance: 

·         Works with a view to the future, prioritising own and others’ work in line with GLA objectives

·         Briefs and prepares team to accomplish goals and objectives

·         Communicates the GLA’s strategic priorities in a compelling and convincing manner, encouraging buy-in

·         Balances own team’s needs with wider organisational needs

·         Identifies synergies between team priorities and other relevant agendas


Planning and Organising…is thinking ahead, managing time, priorities and risk, and developing structured and efficient approaches to deliver work on time and to a high standard

Level Two indicators of effective performance: 

·         Priorities work in line with key team or project deliverables

·         Makes contingency plans to account for changing work priorities, deadlines and milestones

·         Identifies and consults with sponsors or stakeholder in planning work

·         Pays close attention to detail, ensuring team’s work is delivered to a high standard

·         Negotiates realistic timescales for work delivery, ensuring team deliverable can be met

 This role is based at City Hall, in the Royal Docks (Kamal Chunchie Way, London, E16 1Z).

GLA staff are hybrid working up to 3 days a week in our offices and remotely depending on their role. As part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office.

London's diversity is its biggest asset, and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or disability.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic candidates and disabled candidates who are currently underrepresented in our workforce. We are a disability confident employer who guarantee an interview to any disabled candidate who meets all of the essential criteria.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.


Application Process 

Please apply using your CV and a Supporting Statement (maximum two pages) addressing the following Technical Requirements and Behavioural Competencies listed above in the advert that demonstrates your suitability to the role.

Please upload your Cover Letter to the ‘Additional Documents’ section of the application form and upload your CV to the ‘Resume’ section. All documents uploaded must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format and do not include any photographs or images.

Applications submitted without a Covering Letter will not be considered.

Please note, all candidates will need to confirm that the information provided in this application form is true and correct. Should a candidate deliberately give false information, including the use of AI software, they understand that this would disqualify them from consideration.

 All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system.

On this recruitment campaign, as part of GLA’s continuing commitment to be an inclusive and equal opportunity employer we will be removing personal identifiable information from CVs and covering letters that could cause discrimination.

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.