School Relationships Manager


Formed in response to Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge in 2017, the Isle of Wight Cultural Education Partnership is a network of leaders from the arts, heritage and education sectors who:

  • Have committed to work in partnership
  • Adopt a shared approach
  • Are responsive and align aims and objectives to ensure that all Children and Young People on the Isle of Wight have access to high quality arts, heritage and cultural opportunities

The Isle of Wight CEP mission and work is more important than ever in the context of a pandemic. The Island has 3 areas in the 10% most deprived areas in the UK. Education, skills, and training deprivation is a considerable issue; 17 areas fall into the top 20% of most deprived areas in the UK. The Island has been identified as one of 55 government ‘cold spots’ in the country for Education. Only 34% of IoW pupils pass English and Maths at GCSE compared to 43% national average. When young people leave, jobs are limited, and wages low compared to regional and national averages. Covid-19 has exacerbated these barriers for young islanders.

With the generous support of Artswork, we are looking to appoint an experienced cultural education freelancer as IWCEP’s School Relationships Manager. In this role, you will go into schools and related youth learning environments, and engage with headteachers, teachers and representative young people groups across various disciplines. You will explore both their curriculum and practical needs in the short-term; and connect their work into longer-term thinking that will form a key element of consultation to help shape the Isle of Wight Cultural Strategy currently in development.

Full details about how to submit an expression of interest can be downloaded here.



Deadline for submissions is Friday 5th August 2022 and we look forward to hearing from you.