Vacancy: Transferer Project Co-ordinator

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is seeking to recruit a Project Co-ordinator to lead the development and delivery of the Transferer project funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Our vision: Making change through clay.

Our mission: To develop, sustain and expand innovative ceramics practice and improve lives together with artists and creative communities.


About the role

The Transferer Project Co-ordinator will be joining the learning and participation team of one of the UK’s leading ceramics organisations. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic and attentive individual seeking to use their skills and experience to deliver BCB’s values of being bold, accountable, welcoming, significant, grounded, inclusive, connected and collaborative. 

You will work closely with the Learning & Participation Manager to deliver the Transferer project. Transferer is an innovative project that explores cross-curricular approaches to art-based learning. Additionally, this will build confidence and key transferable skills. This 18-month programme develops the learning and success of the Fresh Youth Panel, which was an initiative in which young people informed the selection of Fresh exhibitors for the 2021 BCB festival.

Groups from partner schools in Stoke-on-Trent will take part in weekly artist-led sessions. They will reflect on their thoughts and experiences in order to build their confidence in critiquing artworks. Their learning and evaluation will shape the progress and delivery of the project.

We are looking for someone with experience leading projects working with children and young people within education settings. They will have good problem-solving skills and work well within a team. Project evaluation and adaptation based on participant needs and feedback will be a large part of this role.


Role breakdown

Title: Transferer Project Co-ordinator 

Reports to: Learning & Participation Manager 

Fee: £19,500 (130 days @ £150/day) 

Contract: Fixed Term – April 2023 to July 2024 – Freelance 

Location: Based at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, BCB Studio, Spode Works, and in schools for workshop delivery 

Vacancy closing date: 12 noon, Monday 27 March 2023  

Please download the job description for full details of responsibilities and person specification. 


Summary terms and conditions

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To apply for this role, please submit the following by 12 noon, Monday 27 March 2023:

  • A letter of application explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role and directly addressing the person specification. 
  • A CV summarising your professional experience and any other relevant information 
  • Names and contact details of two employment/professional referees. We will only contact referees upon offer of employment. 
  • Applicants must also complete the online Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form. 

Applications should be addressed to Natalie Armitage, Learning & Participation Manager, and sent via email to: with ‘BCB Transferer Project Co-ordinator’ in the subject line. 

Should you wish to have an informal conversation regarding this opportunity, please contact Natalie Armitage, Learning & Participation Manager at Natalie will be available to arrange short conversations with potential candidates Monday to Friday up to Friday 24th March 2023.



Deadline for receipt of applications:  12 noon, Monday 27 March 2023

Notification of applicants called to interview: Thursday 30 March 2023

Interviews: Likely to take place on Monday 3 April 2023


Equality and Diversity

Opportunities to work for BCB are open to all. All job applications are treated equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, relationship status, pregnancy or any other equality characteristic. 

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as being Black, Asian, LGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, disabled, neurodiverse, from a lower socio-economic background or those with long-term heath conditions as people from these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector. 

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