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Job Opportunity – Community Coordinator

Posted: 23 October 2020

We are looking for a Community Coordinator to work in collaboration with our small team to build new audiences and engage new communities in our public programme and across our buildings. The Community Coordinator will play a key role in building and nurturing relationships with local community groups, engaging local residents in our work and space, and in listening and learning from our neighbours so that our spaces and programme can be developed in response to local need.

Salary: £20,500 pro rata
Hours: Part time role, 3 days a week (equivalent to 24 hours)
Start date: January 2021, contract to April 2022 (potential for extension, dependent on funding)

Deadline: Monday 30 November, 5pm

The NewBridge Project produces a programme in consultation and collaboration with artists and local communities. Our programme builds solidarity with the people around us, and is community-centred, experimental, collaborative and socially conscious at its heart, producing ongoing programmes such as For Solidarity – which networks social and environmental justice organisations in the north east. We want to continue the important work we are currently doing with local communities through creating capacity to nurture these relationships and time to build new ones. We are also preparing to move to a new premise in Spring / Summer 2021, and we are keen that we offer an active space that will be a resource for the local and artistic community alike.

The Community Coordinator will provide administrative, organisational and delivery support across our community programme, including; Shieldfield Youth Programme – a new children and youth programme being developed with Dwellbeing community benefit society; social events such as communal meals; education activity such as monthly workshop open days – NewBridge have a number of member-led workshops such as ceramics, woodwork, and darkroom.

It is also vital that the whole team look for new ways to engage people, at a time when many of our usual ways of working (events, community meals) are not possible. We don’t know what the situation will be in the new year, and the Community Coordinator will need to be prepared to adapt, think on their feet, and reach people in new and inclusive ways.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, organised and self-motivated, who is a good listener and can communicate with lots of different people.

If part time work doesn’t suit you, you could also apply to combine this with our Project Manager role, which is two days a week, and currently being advertised.

Please download the job pack for full details about the role

Diversity Monitoring

We encourage applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities Form which helps us monitor the diversity of our organisation and our work. Your responses will be treated with full confidentiality, if there are any questions you would rather not answer, please just tick ‘prefer not to say’ or skip to the next question.

How to Apply

All applications must be sent to with the subject heading Community Coordinator Application

We have a number of different ways to apply for this role. You can do this through:

  •  A single PDF document containing the information outlined below
  •  A video or audio file containing the information outlined below
  •  A mixture of written and video or audio application (eg. an audio application but written Equal Opportunities Form)

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, then please contact us directly so we can discuss how to support you in your application.

Please read the job pack carefully before applying (download above) – the job description and skills outlined should help you to make a strong application.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by three members of the NewBridge team and board and we assess applications using a matrix based on the answers given in your statement or audio/video application.

Please note we do not use CVs as part of the initial longlisting process, so please ensure any information you want us to see is included in your statement.

Equal Opportunities monitoring information may be taken into account at final shortlisting stage to help us achieve our diversity and inclusion goals. This is part of our commitment to taking positive action to achieve equality of opportunity throughout our recruitment process.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 or Wednesday 16 December. Please indicate in your application if you cannot make any of these dates.

If you are shortlisted for interview, we will contact you via telephone or email, giving full details of the time, date and who you will be meeting at interview. We will be holding all interviews in line with current COVID requirements. More details will be provided closer to the time.

We will also provide you with the main questions you will be asked in advance, though we may ask some follow up questions during the interview.

Getting in touch

If you would like to find out more about this role and NewBridge, and would like to chat to a member of team, then please get in touch and let us know at and include Community Coordinator query as the subject line, and we will arrange for a time for someone to give you a ring back.

Due to the pandemic our phones aren’t always being manned so email is the best way to get in touch.