A wooden spoon puppet created by a child of a woman in a purple dress is performing outside

Cannock Chase Cultural Education Partnership (CCCEP) is looking for a freelance Coordinator to support the CEP with its recent Partnership Investment Funding to develop and deliver the ‘Local Cultural Place Makers, Global Change Makers’ programme and to support the development of the CEP.

Application Process:

  • Deadline for applications: Friday 9th July – 12pm
  • You will be notified if shortlisted for interview by: 13th July, 12pm.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a Zoom interview details tbc) on: Monday 19th July

Fee: £43,875

Timescale: August 2021 – March 2023

Location: Home/Hot Desk will be provided when required – TBC

Cannock Chase CEP was established in Summer 2017 to support a cultural offer in the area that enables access to diverse, high quality arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people (0-25 years) and to connect across sectors to ensure a strong and robust arts and culture offer. Partnership members include arts & cultural organisations and individuals, libraries, museums, schools, Children’s Centres, FE establishments and other settings. The CEP provides regular e-news, events CPD networks (in partnership with Stoke and North Staffs. CEP) and raises funds all to increase cultural opportunities and make a difference for children and young people.

The CEP has been awarded Partnership Investment Funding through Arts Connect, with co-investment from Cannock Chase District Council and from AONB (Area of Outstanding Beauty) to deliver the ‘Local Cultural Place Makers, Global Change Makers’ programme, and to support the CCCEP Management group to develop the work of the CEP. The ‘Local Cultural Place Makers, Global Change Makers’ programme aims to support children & young people to take ownership of their environment and contribute to their sense of place through arts and cultural activism.


‘Local Cultural Place Makers, Global Change Makers’ Overview:

2021 and 2022 are a pivotal years for Cannock Chase. There are significant developments in the area and we will be a host site for the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Cannock Chase is a place of strong local heritage and has vibrant communities, as well as one of England’s finest landscapes, with 60% of the district designated as Green Belt. https://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/sites/default/files/corporate_plan_2018-2023.pdf

There are challenges though, with a recently declared poverty emergency and Staffordshire County Council and Cannock Chase District Council, declaring a climate change emergency. It is essential that the area is preserved for future generations, and that children and young people grow up recognising the value and heritage of what is on their doorstep, developing their aspirations to match.

The programme will be delivered in the first instance over two years, and is made up of three distinct areas:


  • A group of active young people leading the design and delivery of creative responses to local challenges

A team of young people will be recruited to support the programme as a steering group of cultural place-makers. The group will meet regularly and respond to real briefs from investment partners and will take part in activity themselves, as well as commissioning artists and creatives to work with other groups of young people and their families.

The steering group will be supported by Cannock Chase CEP to act as co-producers, co-programmers and facilitators for all activity. This co-agency model will empower the group, and grow children and young people’s sense of citizenship, and aspiration.


  • Regular activity animating local areas

Through commissions instigated by the steering group, the programme will develop activity that animates local areas. This may be supported by investment partners, or through showcasing work at other local events.

Festival and event activity will be shaped around key themes, largely focused on environmental sustainability, using the arts as a medium through which to grow awareness of issues and actions with audiences. Investment partners will be encouraged to support the young people’s steering group through inputting into briefs, and agendas for these events.


  • Skills and qualification building

Young people engaging with either the steering group or more broadly with activity will be able to participate in Arts Awards, a nationally recognised qualification which at its highest level contributes UCAS points. Arts Connect is the primary Arts Award delivery body in the West Midlands and will support Cannock Chase CEP to deliver this.


The Coordinator will be expected to lead on the development and co-ordination of the of the ‘Local Cultural Place Makers, Global Change Makers Programme’(LCPMGCM).

Find the full brief here

For further information or to arrange an informal conversation about the commission please contact Louise Rose, Cannock Chase CEP Chair on:

louise.rose@ihlmail.org or call 07814 460019