Schools Coordinator

Organisation: Southbank Centre
Salary/Fee: £26,000 – £28,000
Application deadline: Friday 17 September

Are you interested in working with our Creative Learning team to support the planning, programming and delivery of events and projects that make up the Southbank Centre’s school programme?

The role of the Schools Coordinator plays a key role within the Creative Learning team – a team that aims to find new and creative ways for schools, communities, individuals and emerging artists to engage with Southbank Centre’s artistic programme, collections and buildings through learning and participation opportunities. The work of the team includes Southbank Centre’s school programme, arts and wellbeing community engagement programme and emerging artists and young creatives programme. The Schools Coordinator, working to the Creative Learning Manager (Schools), will have a key role in supporting the programming and delivery of events and projects for and with schools and teachers.

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Has experience of coordinating live events and/or projects for schools or children and young people.
  • Has strong administration skills with experience of following complex processes accurately.
  • Has good project management skills, and a proven track record of coordinating projects on time.
  • Has an interest in, and awareness of, the UK school system and curriculum.
  • Is an excellent communicator, with experience of adapting their communication style to suit different partners, stakeholders and colleagues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation.
  • Is well organised, able to manage their own time efficiently and prioritise a busy workload.
  • Has strong IT skills (including MS Office and Google Drive)
  • Works with strong attention to detail.
  • Has a keen interest in the arts, contemporary culture and the role of an arts centre.
  • Thrives in a busy and demanding work environment. Is flexible and adaptable in a quickly evolving environment, able to think and act quickly in line with team values. 
  • Is able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the role that diversity and inclusion play in the activities of the Southbank Centre as a whole and in the work of this particular job.

We welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian or Ethnically Diverse background or those who are D/deaf or disabled. If you wish to discuss reasonable adjustments such as a BSL interpreter for your interview for this role please indicate this on your application form. Interviews are currently taking place via Zoom or Google Hangouts but if you require support to access these platforms someone from the HRteam will be happy to assist you. If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or concerns you can also email and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements. 

By attracting people to work for us from a broad range of backgrounds with diverse attitudes, opinions and beliefs we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things. SC is a warm and welcoming place to work, with great aspirations and ambitions to create great and accessible work for all.  We pride ourselves in building a supportive environment to enable the development of our staff. 

If you feel you have just some of the required skills and experience but meet the person specification, we would still encourage you to apply; we are very open to continuing the training and development of individuals who are self motivated to acquire new skills and knowledge relevant to the role.