Time for us to advertise the next role up for grabs as Unlimited transitions into an independent organisation. Jo Verrent, our current Senior Producer, will become Unlimited’s first Director, meaning we are recruiting for a new Senior Producer. Unlimited will have a geographically dispersed workforce which means people can work for us from anywhere in the UK. Links to full job packs in multiple access formats included below.
Unlimited is currently an arts commissioning programme that aims to embed work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, reach new audiences, and shift perceptions of disabled people. Unlimited has been delivered by the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and arts-producing organisation Artsadmin since 2013, and is currently funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and the British Council amongst others.
Since 2013, Unlimited has awarded more than £4.7 million to over 400 ambitious disabled artists and companies, through commissions, awards and support, which have been seen by or engaged with more than 4 million people globally and online, making it the largest supporter of disabled artists worldwide.
We’re unique. We work across the whole of the UK and across all disciplines, proving that disabled artists are, indeed, unlimited.
Unlimited is transitioning into being an independent organisation from 2022, with a new mission and new values – and a new way of working.
Annual Fee: £35,000 per annum
Employment type: Initial 14-month fixed term role, potentially leading to a permanent role.
Hours: The role is budgeted at full time, although could be part time or a job share if required. As a team we have a highly adaptable working culture with flexible working hours and occasional travel and weekends/evening work when artworks require it.
Remote Working: All the team can work from home, from a local arts organisation base (when determined) and, if within commutable distance, from a hub office.
Training and development: Unlimited is committed to staff training and development, individually and as a team.
Access: Unlimited is delighted to meet reasonable adjustments, to adjust existing practices and procedures to meet access requirements and supports all team members to apply to Access to Work to cover relevant costs.
- Leading on our Connects and Allies programmes
- Managing the programme team and key stakeholders
- Managing ‘Mapping the Reach’ – our monitoring of audiences for commissioned work and events
We’d like to receive your application by 12 noon on Monday 22 November 2021.
We currently anticipate hosting interviews on Tuesday 7 December 2021.
Full job packs available to be downloaded:
- Full job pack in Word
- Full job pack in PDF
- Full job pack in large print in Word
- Audio version
- BSL version: introduction and about the role
Inclusivity, diversity and access
Unlimited loves inclusivity and values lived experience in all its forms.
People from the global majority*, who are LGBTQIA+, disabled** and/or from working class or low socio-economic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
**This includes, but is not limited to, people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany, and Irish Traveller heritage.
** This includes but is not limited to, those who define as disabled people, as people with long term health conditions, as deaf, Deaf, neurodivergent, or in relation to their access requirements.
People from these groups are still currently under-represented in the arts nationwide, and we are committed to challenging and changing this.
Interviews: Interviews can be virtual on Zoom, unless the interviewee has a different preferred platform.
How to Apply: There will be two one-hour ‘Find out more about this role and about Unlimited’ sessions held on Zoom at 12 noon on both 1 Nov and 15 Nov, if you have any questions or want to find out more. This will be hosted by team members who are not part of the selection process for this role. Please sign up via the Eventbrite links in the full Job Pack to come along and find out more.
We use Submittable for applications. This is an online application portal. Applications can be made via text, audio, or video – please use whichever methods you prefer. Ultimately, we want to know why you’d be great at this role, and we don’t mind how you share this with us. If you prefer, you can also apply via email, and we will upload the contents to Submittable ourselves.
You can access the Submittable portal for this application here.
You can access a Word doc version of the questions here.
If there’s another method you’d prefer to use due to your access requirements, please let us know. We want to remove as many barriers to applying as we can.
Whichever way you decide to apply, please share with us any feedback you have about the application process.
If you have any general questions about applying to Unlimited or want to know more about us, please email Harry Murdoch (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have a specific question about the role, please email Jo Verrent (email@example.com).