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Learning and Outreach Officer

Culture & Leisure


Oldham Council


Heritage, Libraries & Arts

Learning and Outreach Officer

Ref: G4/OL-52832

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31/03/2022.  Secondments may be considered.  Please seek approval from your manager before applying for this position on a secondment basis.  

Salary: Grade 4 £22,183 - £24,491 pro rata.  

Hours: 24.00 (0.65FTE) per week

Based: Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

Closing date:  31 October 2021

Interviews: 9 November 2021

Job Description and Person Specification.doc


Role overview

To deliver the outreach and informal learning programme of the Heritage Libraries and Arts service. You will work collaboratively with a range of partners to make our programme accessible to a wide range of audiences.


Key responsibilities

  • To work collaboratively across the Heritage, Libraries and Arts team to produce innovative, creative, cultural projects and events which engage and inspire a range of audiences
  • To take responsibility for the development and delivery of an accessible programme of creative informal learning opportunities for adults.
  • To recruit and support specialist and creative freelance staff when required.
  • To build and maintain relationships with a range of partners

Key Requirements

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • Experience of co-ordinating creative initiatives and training including project initiation, delivery and evaluation.
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, written, verbal, ICT and interpersonal skills)
  • A passion for arts and culture and the ability to share this with a wide range of audiences

Oldham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


About Us


Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.


The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham


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Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

This opportunity is open to internal and external applicants and registered applications of the Get Oldham Working scheme.  However, where a meaningful shortlist can be drawn from internal applications in the first instance, and residents of Oldham subsequently, these applicants shall be given priority access to the vacancy in line with the Council’s Recruitment and Selection Policy.

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application deadline

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31st Oct 2021