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Absolutely Cultured are recruiting a role through the Kickstart Scheme. Kickstart roles are only available to people aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit. They come with an expectation of on-the-job training, upskilling and development with the right candidate. The Kickstart Scheme is a government fund, creating paid, high quality 6-month work placements.

To apply you need to be referred to us through your Work Coach at Job Centre Plus then send us your CV and covering letter. Tell us why you would be suitable for the role: use the Job Description (linked below) to highlight the skills and experience you already have that are relevant to the role, and be sure to also tell us why you want to work with Absolutely Cultured and how we can help you grow and develop further. Deadline for applications is midnight, 10 January.

If you apply, it would be really helpful to us if you also complete this Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

JOB: Community Engagement Assistant (Spring Bank)
Work alongside the community engagement lead and wider creative team to develop and deliver a creative centre programme that will focus on sharing and preserving cultural heritage of communities and neighbourhoods through arts and cultural activities.
Community Engagement Assistant-Job Description


JOB: Generation Hull – Programme Lead (Freelance)

Fee: £46,000 (inc VAT). Delivery dates are January 2022 – Dec 2023

Generation Hull is the city’s Local Cultural Education Partnership.  We are looking for a Programme Lead to take a key role in growing and sustaining a strong infrastructure for this partnership bringing together educational and cultural organisations in the city to ensure that all children and young people from Hull’s diverse communities are able to benefit from the amazing creative and cultural offer across Hull.

This is a freelance opportunity for a key individual who is passionate about increasing and improving children and young people’s access to great arts and cultural opportunities in Hull.

Programme Lead will:

  • Be passionate and credible advocate for the power of the arts in education;
  • Have recent experience of working in education or the cultural sector;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of issues currently facing schools and learning settings;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Have a proven track record of partnership working and managing arts development and/or educational programmes;
  • Effectively connect and communicate within professional networks.


The fee for this project is up to £46,000 (inc VAT). Working flexibly during the delivery dates are January 2022 – Dec 2023.

This work is offered as a freelance contract, for a fixed fee £46,000 including VAT. This will be paid on agreed schedule over the period of the contract. Expenses related to the project will be re-imbursed.


To apply please submit a covering letter and CV to Trish Dalby at

Expressions of Interest can be made by midday 26 January 2022.

Interviews will take place on 28 January 2022.  Depending on what Covid restrictions are in place at the time, it is expected that the interview will take place in person.

Please see the Job Description. Should you wish an opportunity for an informal chat about this opportunity, please contact Trish Dalby, Chair of Generation Hull on 07821 914272.

Generation Hull Programme Lead – Job Description


Thank you for your interest in working with Absolutely Cultured. Built on the foundations of the company which delivered Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017. Absolutely Cultured continues to play a leading role in Hull’s future, as an arts company rooted in the city.

Working for Absolutely Cultured offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills.

Our core purpose is to commission and produce a high quality, ambitious, surprising and imaginative programme of cultural events. Our events inhabit and animate Hull’s incredible outdoor spaces and we work with artists who create work which connects people and communities. We also continue to partner with national organisations to bring significant events to the city.

Alongside our commissioned work we programme and run Humber Street Gallery, now a firm fixture in the ever-evolving Fruit Market area of Hull, and develop our social action programme, continuing the opportunity to put people in the forefront of the city’s iconic voice. We are also committed to creative education and access to cultural opportunities, with all of our projects carrying a learning and engagement strand.

We’ve built up a fantastic team and we are strongly supported by our Board of Trustees, chaired by Lee Pitcher, Head of Partnerships, Yorkshire Water and General Manager, Living with Water Partnership, with backgrounds in local government, health, education, finance and law as well as the creative industries, our Board of Trustees combine international expertise with local knowledge

Absolutely Cultured aims to be a good employer with fair employment practices and policies to support this ambition, and we pride ourselves on having a workforce that is friendly, committed and hard working.

As an employee you will need to be committed to ensuring that all individuals are treated with respect and valued for their work. In return, whatever your role within the organisation, you will be encouraged to continuously develop your knowledge as well as offering your skills to others.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all and we welcome applications from all individuals for advertised jobs that match their skills and interests.

We aim to meet both our statutory duties in relation to equal opportunities by complying with the terms of the Equality Act 2010, and to follow accepted good practice in this area.