POSTED ON: 14th of February 2019
We are seeking a full time (37.5 hours per week) Outreach Manager to provide maternity cover for our Room for Art workshop programme for nine months from April. To apply, please send CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org The salary scale for this position is £23,695-£26,163. Deadline for applications is 3rd March, with interviews expected to be held on 15th March.
Room for Art
ROOM FOR ART is a series of visual arts workshops delivered by artists throughout Edinburgh using a social prescribing approach and occupational therapy supported model of 1:1s. Working in partnership with the statutory and community health sector, individuals are referred to Room for Art to take part in art activity as a way to improve their health and wellbeing.
Room for Art has a person-centred referral pathway that begins with a 1:1 discussion to help individuals to understand what to expect and to set personal goals. Many Room for Art participants aim to become more socially connected, to develop personal coping techniques, develop skills and feel better about themselves through their enjoyment of being creative.
Making ‘room for art’ by taking part in arts activity can impact positively on health and wellbeing and in some cases can have a transformative effect. The programme is targeted to support people in the greatest need including people who are experiencing mental health issues caused by loss, isolation, loneliness and physical illness. Following the 1:1, participants are invited to take part in art workshops led by a professional artist with support from a volunteer. The overall programme is supported and guided by the Outreach Manager. In 2018 we worked with nine partners to deliver Room for Art workshops, supported 118 participants referred to us by 46 referring partners and celebrated success by presenting 4 exhibitions of work by participants. Room for Art workshops are currently taking place on a weekly basis in community venues around Edinburgh including Wester Hailes, Piershill and Muirhouse. We have established a participant advisory group to help us shape the future development of Room for Art and have a reference group with representatives from community arts, health and the third sector which supports the further strategic development of the programme.
Following a recent application to the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board, Room for Art is now being extended and further developed to deliver important strategic EIJB priorities focused on prevention, early intervention and tackling inequalities. Room for Art will be funded by the Big Lottery Fund up to November 2019 and by the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board for three years from April 2019. The Outreach Manager post will involve evaluation and reporting for both key funders during the maternity cover period.
About Art in Healthcare
Art in Healthcare is a highly effective Scottish charity meeting health needs through a range of impactful visual art activities. The charity’s work involves leading art workshops for people with health and care needs and displaying art work from a collection of over 1,600 works of art in hospitals, care homes and treatment centres for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff. Art in Healthcare values putting the person at the centre of their own health and wellbeing, humanising healthcare environments and the positive health and wellbeing impact of the visual arts. We also value quality, innovation and professionalism and the ideas and ambitions of artists, without whom our work would not be possible. Art in Healthcare has strategic relationships with many NHS Boards, local authorities and third sector health organisations. The Room for Art programme has been developed through a number of important partnerships including hosting venues and referral partners which includes GPs, social workers, counsellors, community link workers and therapists. Art in Healthcare is a small charity currently operating with four members of staff.
The Outreach Manager (maternity cover) will be responsible for managing the Room for Art programme. He/she will be focused on programme delivery and also working with the CEO, advisory group, reference group and Occupational Therpay advisor to continuously improve and further develop the programme as required. Key responsibilities will include
Skills and experience