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We are delighted that you have shown an interest in joining our small dedicated team. We are a diverse group of people committed to creating an organisation that inspires making, empowers learning, and nurtures craft businesses across the UK.  Come and be part of the team!

We offer a number of benefits including:

Pay: We are committed to paying above the London Living Wage, we therefore offer competitive salaries with annual reviews.

Pension: Our pension scheme includes generous employer contributions, if you contribute 3%, we’ll contribute 7%

Holiday: We appreciate that regular holiday is essential for you to be at your best. Our staff enjoy 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays this increases by 1 day a year (after 5 years’ service).

Sick pay: We don’t want you to worry about money while off work unwell so we offer a generous Sick Pay scheme giving up to 65 days basic pay in any rolling 12 month period

Flexible Working: We understand that our staff don’t leave their home life at the door! As such we offer flexible working hours, give team members a paid day off if they move home and offer everyone an additional 5 days paid leave a year for home care emergencies.

Season Ticket Loan: After your first six months, you can apply for an interest-free season ticket loan to cover the cost of a travel season ticket.

Cycle to work scheme: We help you save money on purchasing your bike  and accessories.

Employee Assistance Programme: We are committed to staff wellbeing and provide our team with an online source of self-help and wellbeing information on a wide range of topics that focus on helping you lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

If you are interested in working with us, our current vacancies are listed below. Please note due to the size of our people team we are unable to accept speculative applications.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we seek to recruit, develop and retain a team fully representative of the diverse community we work with.  

We fully support Access to Work applications.  If you have difficulties submitting your application in writing, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7806 2500 and we can discuss alternative ways to do this.  If you would like more information about interview accessibility before applying for a role please see the guide we have here.

We also understand that everyone has individual work and home life responsibilities. We are therefore happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for all our roles.  

Invite to Tender - Craft Map Illustrator

As part of our Make your Future project we would like to produce an illustrated Craft Map of Birmingham. This map will work as an all-ages education resource to encourage teachers, students and parents to explore different spaces, places and communities in Birmingham that use, celebrate and explore 3D and craft making.

We are looking for an illustrator to help create the Craft Map. The map should be logically laid out to represent Birmingham, with illustrations and labels for nineteen selected craft venues and communities. The craft map should be engaging for children from KS2 upward and represent crafts’ diverse audiences. 

For more information about the project and the brief please download our Invitation to Tender PDF for full details, this is available here.

If you’d like to undertake this piece of work, please provide a quote  including the estimated number of working days needed to fulfil the brief. along with some examples of previous work or link to your online portfolio.  Please forward your quotes to Rebecca Goozee r_goozee@craftscouncil.org.uk by midnight on Sunday 5th April 2020.

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