Vacancy: Transferer Project Co-ordinator

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is seeking to recruit a Project Co-ordinator to lead on the second part of delivery for 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 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.

Working with partner schools, Transferer is an innovative and exciting project that explores co-creation with young people, building confidence and key skills, and cross-curricular approaches to art-based learning.  Transferer is an 18-month programme, building on the learning and success of the Fresh Youth Panel, that is engaging with groups of young people to explore how working with clay, talking about art and creating their own exhibition spaces can improve their oracy and critical thinking.  

You will work closely with the Learning & Participation Manager to deliver the second part of the Transferer project. This will include overseeing delivery of afterschool clubs at two schools each week, currently meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The groups from each school will be part of weekly artist-led sessions that will encourage them to explore their thoughts and reflect on their experiences, building confidence to critically engage with artworks. Throughout they will reflect on their learning and journey to help shape the progress and delivery of the project. This project will culminate in the groups of students developing and delivering their own art exhibition.  

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: £7,800 (52 days @ £150/day)

Contract: Fixed Term – January 2024 to September 2024 – Freelance 

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

Vacancy closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 2 January 2024


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



Summary terms and conditions

This is a fixed-term freelance contract. We will supply full freelance contract conditions upon request. For further information please contact




We commit to ensuring our recruitment process is transparent and accessible. If you have questions or you require the application pack in an alternative format, please let us know. You can do this by emailing or by calling 01782 294634. Alternative formats are available upon request to ensure they are suitably tailored to support an applicant’s access requirements. 

BCB will make every reasonable adjustment to the office or to working arrangements to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities. You are welcome to discuss your access needs with us at any stage in the application process by emailing




To apply for this role, please submit the following by 5pm, Tuesday 2 January 2024:

  • 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 4pm on Wednesday 20th December.




Deadline for receipt of applications:  5pm, Tuesday 2 January 2024

Notification of applicants called to interview: Thursday 4 January 2024

Interviews: Likely to take place on Monday 8 January 2024



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. 

We understand the paragraph above isn’t holistically reflective of the rich community in which we live and work and if you don’t feel this speaks to you and you would like to support how we communicate this in future please get in touch with us: