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Job Opportunity – Programme Coordinator

Posted: 20 October 2020

The NewBridge Project are looking for a Programme Coordinator to provide creative, organisational and administrative support across all our artistic programmes including exhibitions, commissions, events, bookshop and artist development. This role is about on the job learning, so you don’t need to have had previous experience working in the arts or in a similar role.

Salary: £19.5K

Contract: 1 year, full time

Start date: February 2021

DEADLINE: Monday 7 December, 5pm

We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, and enthusiastic, reliable, organised and self-motivated. The Programme Coordinator will join our small and committed team of full and part time staff.

This role is specifically an entry-level opportunity for an individual from a socio-economic background currently underrepresented in the arts – by that we mean you must be from a working class or low-income background.

The role is a 1-year fellowship supported by Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme, and as part of this opportunity you will also attend a series of professional development events, designed to help you learn new skills which will support you in this job and in the future.

Please download the job pack for full details about the role

Diversity Monitoring

We encourage applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Monitoring 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 WJCB – Programme 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 / audio file containing the information outlined below
  • A mixture of written and video / audio application (eg. An audio application but written equal opportunities monitoring form)
  • If there is another way you would prefer to apply, then please get in touch to let us know so we can see if we can accommodate this.

Please read the job pack carefully before applying (download above) – the job description and skills outlined should help you to make a strong application. There are also detailed guidelines on what to include in your application, whichever format you choose to apply.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by 3 members of the NewBridge team and board. We assess applications using a matrix based on the answers given in your statement or audio/video as part of initial shortlisting.

Please note we have not asked for a CV so please make sure any information you want us to know 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 Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 January 2021. Please indicate in your application if you cannot make either 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 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 Programme Coordinator Chat 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.