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Rife Mentor

Position: Rife Mentor (Part time, 48 week contract)

Grade: 3 £25,000 pro rata

Responsible to: Engagement Producer

Purpose of Job:

You will provide support and guidance to the Trainee Rife Content Creators involved in the Creative Workforce for the Future Programme Talent Network. Working with them in small groups and one-to-one to identify skills, overcome challenges and reach their goals.

Rife is an online magazine that supports young people to have their voices heard, develop skills in content creation and progress into the creative industries. We are currently advertising for new trainees – you can read more about the roles here.

Through Creative Workforce for the Future, Rife Magazine (Watershed) is working with The Guild (Coworking Bath), Knowle West Media Centre, Spike Island, CYN The Station, Bristol City Council and UWE Bristol to support creatives and businesses across the West of England to develop both industry employment practices embracing inclusion and diversity as an asset, and nurture young talent from certain under-represented groups to gain the experience required to sustain a creative career.

You will collaborate with mentors based at the five other cultural hubs (Knowle West Media Centre, Creative Youth Network, The Guild Co Working Space, Spike Island and Bristol Museums) involved in the programme to share best practice and design delivery of the programme.

You will also work alongside a Senior Relationships and Inclusion Manager based at the University West England who will support the creatives and businesses to participate in a Continued Professional Development focused on inclusion and employ the creatives. Some of these companies will host the Trainee Rife Content Creators for their industry placements. Read more about this here.

How to Apply for this Position:

If you are interested in applying for this position you will find the job description, letter and the extra information below, read these and then complete the online equal opportunities monitoring form and the online application form. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Alternative formats:
You can download a version in Word here: http://wshd.to/word which should be emailed to hr@watershed.co.uk.

Watershed will work with shortlisted candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process and will ensure access requirements do not factor in decision making.

Watershed encourages applications from people of all backgrounds but particularly welcomes applications from candidates from BAME backgrounds as they are under-represented within our staff team.

Rife Magazine (Watershed) is working with The Guild (Coworking Bath), Knowle West Media Centre, Spike Island, Creative Youth Network, Bristol City Council and UWE Bristol to support creatives and businesses across the West of England to develop both industry employment practices embracing inclusion and diversity as an asset, and nurture young talent from certain under-represented groups to gain the experience required to sustain a creative career. Creative Workforce for the Future is funded by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and the European Social Fund. and is being delivered as part of the B+B Creative R+D programme.

Closing Date: Friday, 3 January 2020 - 12:00