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We’re hiring: Programmes and Outreach Officer

Posted: 30th May 2024

We are seeking an engaging and reliable Programmes and Outreach Officer to join our small team. Your work will be crucial to the effective delivery of our one-off sessions, and short-term and long-term creative programmes for people affected by dementia. Β 

Main purpose of the job

To support recruitment to and planning and delivery of our creative workshops around London.

  • Full time: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: Β£26-28,000 pa dependent on experience
  • Reporting to: Programmes and Communications Manager
  • Location: London-based, primarily Southwark and Camden, with some home-working. Occasional evenings or weekend days in London for events and activities.

Key responsibilities

Working with and supporting the Programmes and Communications Manager, alongside the Charity Administrator, to deliver creative programmes for people affected by dementia, including:

  • Community research, specifically identifying potential partners and referrers for our creative programmes, including older adults organisations, arts organisations, NHS and memory services and community centres
  • Community outreach and development, including contacting, building relationships and working with potential partners and referrers, with a key focus on improving the diversity of our network and participants
  • Recruitment of workshop participants, particularly identifying key referrers and those working with people with dementia, visiting relevant organisations to raise awareness and share information, and gathering contact details of potential participants
  • Participant communication and relationship-building, including reminding participants with dementia and family carers of upcoming sessions, being main point of contact for some programmes
  • Co-ordinating creative programmes, including working with host organisations, artists and volunteers to set up the space, welcome participants, support them throughout the session, and ensure their enjoyment and safety
  • Assisting at and eventually delivering our training to artists and learning teams from cultural organisations
  • Supporting the work of the wider organisation, including our weekly online Art Wednesday sessions, events, exhibitions, fundraising events etc, as needed
  • Assisting the Programmes and Communications Manager with volunteer and artist management as needed

Skills, knowledge and experience


  • Excellent networking and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organised with excellent time-management
  • Experience in community outreach/development
  • Experience hosting groups; warm and personable demeanour
  • Engaging and enthusiastic when speaking about our work
  • Ability to work reliably and independently, including problem solving
  • Ability to work flexibly, responding to the changing demands and needs of a small, busy organisation
  • Flexible to work some evenings and occasional weekends as needed
  • Experience of working remotely


  • Experience in customer serviceΒ 
  • Experience with a CRM 
  • Experience in the charity sectorΒ 
  • Understanding of dementia
  • Interest in the arts 

How to apply

Send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] .  The covering letter should include:

  • Your relevant skills and experience, with reference to the list of essentials and desirables above
  • Why you would like to work for Arts for Dementia

Deadline: 20th June 2024

Written by Emily Taylor

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