“I remember when I first got the job, it felt like I could actually call myself an artist – whereas before I was unsure. Six years down the line I  feel established as an artist, and it is largely due to the fact that Ignite gave me an opportunity..."  Current freelance artist

Ignite Imaginations is recruiting:

Project Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

We are recruiting for a Project Coordinator (maternity cover). This is a temporary role but has the possibility to extend beyond the maternity period if funding allows.

For full information about the role, including the job description, person specification, timescales and how to apply please  see the Recruitment Pack here (if you prefer it as a PDF see here).

We are looking for someone to join our team to contribute towards enabling communities in Sheffield to be creative; through the successful coordination of creative workshops, projects and events.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Experience of coordinating high quality creative workshops, projects and events including sharing and celebrating final art works, both in private and public settings.

  • Experience of working with external partners to deliver projects that address social issues that matter to their participants/ community.

  • Experience of working in the arts or volunteer sector.

  • A good knowledge of the arts or volunteer sector in Sheffield.

  • The ability to work flexibly, including some weekends and evenings


Hours: 25 hours a week.  Flexible working hours across the week with Monday morning committed as a working day for team meetings. This role will include some evenings and weekend work. Due to our pattern of working and fundraising there may be opportunity to increase hours during busy periods.

Salary: £21,000 pro rata

Location: Based at home for desk-based tasks, expectation to meet regularly with partners, artists and community groups within Sheffield face to face (where restrictions allow.)


How to apply: 


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send:

  • Complete Personal Profile Form and Equal Opportunities form (optional)

  • A letter of application no more than 3 sides of A4 (covering each point on the person specification. Please use relevant and specific examples to demonstrate this. Invitation to interview for the post will depend on how well you meet the set criteria.

  • OR a video application covering each point on the person specification (no longer than 5 minutes).

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 24th August 2021.

Please email your application to jobs@igniteimaginations.org.uk  with the subject of the email as “Project Coordinator: (and add your name afterward)”.


Interviews will take place on Tuesday 7th September via zoom, please state in your application if you are unavailable on this date. 

Please note applicants need to have access to their own computer, camera and internet connection for the interview to take place. However we are happy to make reasonable adjustments for your application and interview process if needed. 

If you are applying we would be really grateful if you could complete the optional Equal Opportunities Googleform here or if you prefer, the paper version available here which can be emailed to us along with your application.  This is optional but will help us to ensure we are reaching across the community and inform our recruitment efforts in the future.

We want Ignite Imaginations to be for all of Sheffield.

We want the voices of the communities we work in to be loud and clear in our decision making and planning, and for people from many different walks of life to be visible and reflected in our staff, our artists and our board.  We are committed to investing in our people, creating safe spaces for everyone and finding creative ways to ensure that everyone feels welcome and can be included in what we do.


Ignite Imaginations is committed to Equal Opportunities and encourage applications from any individuals underrepresented both in the arts sector and within our team and board.

Therefore, we are keen to receive applications from individuals who represent and have a good understanding and familiarity with Sheffield-based communities and who can bring new experiences to our organisation.

To support this, candidates who attend an interview will also be offered the opportunity to meet another team member and/or trustee to gain insight into the organisational culture, and have an opportunity to ask questions outside of the interview.


To support the widest range of people in applying we are committed to ensuring that:

  • The recruitment pack is available in large print and other formats- Please contact us jobs@igniteimaginations.org.uk if you require a hard copy (A3) or a different format.

  • Any preprepared interview tasks will be sent to candidates with at least, 4 working days prior to interview, along with general topics that will be covered in the interview.

  • Reasonable expenses for any access workers or PAs who will support a candidate in attending an interview, in relation to disability support as defined by Equality Act 2010 will be paid by Ignite Imaginations.


For more information or for an informal discussion about your application, please email jobs@igniteimaginations.org.uk or phone (0114) 2686813 (please note this an answerphone message service currently and we will respond to your message as soon as possible due to remote working.)