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Project Officer (CCZ)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a culture and creative-led regeneration pilot project in Berwick-upon-Tweed called Create Berwick until 2027. It is one of three Culture and Creative Zones funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority to test innovative ways to deliver social and economic development.

Northumberland County Council is leading on a place-based approach to investing in Berwick’s creative and cultural sectors to develop new skills, increase creative and cultural businesses and attract greater numbers of visitors to Berwick. Create Berwick will do this by working closely with the creative, cultural and community sectors to build cultural assets and enhance Berwick’s reputation as a thriving cultural destination.

The programme focuses on 4 main areas of work:

Skills & Enterprise: Providing training, skills and business development opportunities enabling creative and cultural enterprise to prosper.

Profile: Promoting Berwick as a thriving place to live and work as well as a significant cultural destination.

Engaging Communities: Increasing opportunities for residents, volunteer-led organisations and communities to participate in creative and cultural experience.

Places & Spaces: To establish sustainable workspace and cultural resource hubs.

Your role is to support the CCZ Manager in the development and delivery of major projects, working closely with a range of key delivery partners and stakeholder groups. You will play a vital role in organising and administering the Creative Action Fund scheme to maximise its reach and supporting creative ambition. You will also lead on the monitoring and evaluation activity, liaising with stakeholders and partner organisations to capture and measure impact. You will manage and maintain records and maintain databases that support the efficient delivery of Create Berwick and share responsibility for a portion of finances. The postholder will attend meetings with funders and external Project Teams to contribute ideas and information to help the delivery of culture-led regeneration programmes. 

This is a key role which supports the delivery of transformational culture-led regeneration of Berwick and contribute knowledge data across all three CCZ partners for the North of Tyne Combined Authority. 

Further information about CCZ and Create Berwick can be found here:

NTCA-Culture-and-Creative-Zone-Prospectus.pdf (

Create Berwick - Culture & Creativity in Berwick-upon-Tweed

You will be proactive and pragmatic; with experience and ability to think creatively and find solutions which will then be delivered as activities or actions. You will have experience working in the cultural sector of developing, organising and delivering projects. The post requires you to work with diverse groups of people from volunteer-led organisations to cultural leaders and requires effective communication skills. An ability to work with diverse teams is essential. You will have a good knowledge of the creative and cultural industries and be able to make connections and identify exciting opportunities.

You will be a member of the Rural Growth Team which is developing and delivering an exciting range of projects and programmes across Northumberland. Including Borderlands funding, Hadrian’s Wall, food and farming, nature recovery and net zero, to name a few examples. The team will provide a welcoming and supportive environment in which to work. You will receive full support from the Team, across the wider Economy and Regeneration service and other NCC teams. 

The position is based at Berwick upon Tweed, with visits to County Hall, Morpeth, with flexible working in place. The position will involve travel across Northumberland on occasion and require some out of hours working at the weekend or evening. 

The starting salary is £29,269– (Band 6) This is a Fixed Term appointment, with the initial contract until 31 March 2027.


An active awareness or knowledge of creative and cultural sectors.

Experience in project management and or task management.

Experience of providing practical support in data management and reporting.

Experience of giving advice and engaging effectively with others.

Why choose us?

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.

For further information about NCC, please visit our website.

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

· Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands.

· Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours.

· Car leasing scheme.

Further information:

Closing date: Monday 6th May 2024.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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