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From time to time Creative City looks for new staff, freelancers and volunteers to support the delivery of our projects and events. 

Our current vacancies are: 

Freelance Creative Project Assistant with Creative City England CIC


Can you turn your hand to all sorts of artistic activities? Can you spot what needs doing and help out? Are you able to help people feel comfortable and confident about trying something new? Are you passionate about inclusion and adapting activities to meet a range of needs? Do you love working with young people and helping them to reach their potential? Do you love helping women gain confidence and thrive? Are you as fanatical about the benefits of creativity for wellbeing, self esteem and community building as we are?!


Creative City is seeking a new freelance team member to help deliver our weekly projects!

Freelance Role details:

Pay: £20 per hour

Hours: 5 hours per week

Role length: From 21st September 2022 (or after depending on DBS check and reference return timescales) to 14th December 2022 (possible extension, subject to funding)

You will primarily be helping our lead facilitator to deliver our regular youth project on Wednesday evenings 3-5.30pm (Gorton) and a new women's project on Thursday afternoons 1-3.30pm (Longsight).

Our projects are relaxed creative arts and craft sessions that boost confidence, wellbeing and self esteem and encourage a fun and sociable time. We deliver a very wide range of high quality creative activities within these sessions. 

Each session you will help to deliver the activity, help ensure everyone feels welcome, included and is having fun, notice any issues and work with the lead facilitator to find and implement solutions, and help to manage the safety and cleanliness of the space. Working in line with Creative City's policies and procedures. 

We care about your wellbeing. There is a possibility that you might be invited or required to attend regular supervisions in addition to the hours detailed above. Supervisions are confidential 1:1 sessions with somebody qualified and independent, designed to support your own wellbeing and professional practice when working with people who are experiencing complex or potentially upsetting things. These will be introduced if Creative City believes that the nature of the work requires it.  

Person Specification:


Available to help deliver our weekly Wednesday and Thursday projects

Craft and visual arts skills and interest

Experience of leading or supporting the facilitation of creative workshops

Experience working with young people aged 11+

Experience working with women’s groups

Experience of working in accordance with an organisation’s equality and diversity policy, and safeguarding policy and procedures

Commitment to working within Creative City’s policies and procedures

Experience of helping to include people with a wide range of needs and abilities in arts or other group activities

Enthusiastic about personal development and willing to undertake further training, including safeguarding training

Friendly and encouraging manner

Able to communicate with a diverse range of people

Able to use own initiative to identify tasks that doing and individuals who need help

Punctual and able to manage own time

Good understanding of mental health and wellbeing 

Committed to inclusion and the promotion of social justice 

Able to travel independently to project venues within Gorton and Longsight 


Enhanced DBS Check and subscription to Government DBS Update Service


Youth Work or other relevant qualification 

Applicants should not be barred from working with young people or vulnerable adults and should be willing to complete an Enhanced child and adult workforce check through the Disclosure and Barring Service if selected for this role.

How to apply:

Please apply with a CV and cover letter explaining why you want the role and how you meet the person specification.

Please also provide two referees that you would be happy for us to contact if you were offered the role, including at least one referee from a setting where you worked with children or young people. Send these by email to by 12 noon on 15th September 2022. Interviews will be held remotely on Monday 19th September. 

We particularly welcome applications from people with experiences and backgrounds underrepresented within the arts. 

Unfortunately due to limited staff capacity, we cannot acknowledge receipt of applications or provide feedback. You will hear back from us if invited to interview. We sincerely appreciate all time taken to apply though! 

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