Opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome to the opportunities area of our website. Here you will find details of our current vacancies, including both paid and volunteering roles.
We currently have the following vacancies available.

Visual Evaluator 

Freelance
Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 20th June 2022
Fee: £500 (2 days)
Date of event: Saturday 16th July 2022
Location of event: The Wesley, Forest of Dean Community and Arts Centre, 7 Belle-vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AA
The National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) is looking to recruit an artist to visually document ‘A Heart Shaped Place,’ an event run by the Forest Voluntary Action Forum in Gloucestershire. The event’s purpose is to showcase co-production and how it can be used to change mental health service delivery in the Forest of Dean. It will take place in July, marking the culmination of a research and scoping project that aims to kickstart the co-production of a new community based mental health service in the Forest.
The event will be a combination of co-produced creative workshops delivered by local arts and community organisations and engaging discussions around what a new mental health service in the Forest might look like. It is anticipated the event will be attended by community organisations, people with their own lived experience of mental health issues, healthcare and public service professionals, artists, and community members with an interest in the development of a new service. It is an opportunity for local people and organisations to hear about the research and scoping project and to discuss ideas for moving ahead with a new co-produced mental health service.
The role of the visual evaluator will be to document discussions and learning around creativity and co-production on the day and to present this after the event in a visually exciting and accessible way.
The event is running as part of the NCCH’s Creative Health Huddles programme. The Huddles are interdisciplinary learning activities for groups to explore co-production with creativity and lived experience at the heart. They are an opportunity to explore and develop new ways of responding to and understanding health and wellbeing through co-production.
Person specification:
We are looking for someone with experience of visually documenting or evaluating an event in an exciting and useful way. Ideally, to apply, you will:• Have experience of evaluating and documenting information from creative workshops, talks and presentations and informal discussions
• Have a unique and engaging visual style
• Have experience presenting on-the-day documentation in useful and accessible way
Fee:
£500 (approximately 2 days)
To apply:
Please send an example of previous work that illustrates your skills and experience in visual documentation and evaluation (this could be a PDF document, webpage, or image), along with a covering letter outlining how your experience and skills would enable you to fulfil this brief to huddles@ncch.org.uk
After sending your application, we would be grateful if you are able to complete the anonymous equality, diversity and inclusion form here: https://forms.gle/tXeiWpUuAifSRegY6
Deadline: 9am, Monday 20th June 2022
Safer Recruitment Statement
The National Centre for Creative Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. NCCH expects all staff, trustees, and associated personnel to share this commitment. NCCH has a clear safeguarding policy and will take up references and will make appropriate checks as required prior to any offer of an appointment.
Diversity Statement
The National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) is committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive and co-operative environment in which all individuals working for and on behalf of the organisation feel respected and able to give of their best.
NCCH is committed to reflecting and representing the diversity of the UK and to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of NCCH aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of everything we do, we seek to treat people fairly and with dignity and respect.
Further information about the National Centre for Creative Health:
You can find out more about the National Centre for Creative Health on our website: www.ncch.org.uk
Our vision is Creativity for Healthy Lives. Our mission is: to advance good practice and research, inform policy and promote collaboration, helping foster the conditions for creative health to be integral to health and social care and wider systems.

The National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) based in the UK. It was formed in response to Recommendation 1 in the Creative Health Report, the result of a 2-year inquiry led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.The NCCH Board of Trustees and the small staff team are supported by a UK-wide Advisory Group. Members of the Advisory Group bring expertise and experience from a broad range of disciplines and areas of activity. #

The NCCH supports a network of Creative Health Champions who are a group of individuals who have come together in response to recommendation 3 in the Creative Health report, which calls on all NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Clinical Commissioning Groups, to identify an individual at board or strategic level to take responsibility for institutional policy on arts and health.
The NCCH works with a wide range of partners and stakeholders across the UK to create place-based ‘Hubs’, develop partnership and collaboration ‘Hives’ and co-produce creative learning in ‘Huddles’. Learning will be shared between Hubs, Hives and Huddles with the aim to help foster the conditions in which creative health approaches can become integral to health and care and wider systems over time.

Trustees

Do you have a passion for the Arts and a commitment to supporting the organisation through it’s next stages of growth and development?

The Artspace board is looking to recruit people with the following…

  • Experience in HR
  • Teaching / Working in schools experience
  • Experience in successful fundraising
  • Experience working in the health sector

If this is you and you would like to join our Board of Trustees please download the application form here, fill out and email back to opportunities@artspacecinderford.org


Volunteers

Are you passionate about helping people with their learning and do you have an interest in the arts?
We’re looking for volunteers to assist in our inclusive arts workshops, helping people who face a range of barriers to get the most possible from each class. If this sounds of interest please get in touch for further details  by contacting opportunities@artspacecinderford.org