Creative Playground Community Engagement Manager

Creative Playground is a project funded by the Arts Council England Creative People and Places programme from 2022 to 2025.

It is a new project in Crawley that encourages local people to lead a programme of arts and culture and engage in high quality arts and culture in their town as audiences, participants, makers, producers and curators. Local people work with a team of experts to develop their skills, engage in a wide range of different types of creativity and make decisions about what art and culture takes place in their town in homes, work places, community venues, outdoor areas and public spaces.

Playmakers is a network of Crawley people who come together to take part in and help make decisions on what cultural activity happens in their local area.

Creative Playground is managed by a consortium made up of the following organisations: Manor Royal BID, The Hawth, LGBT+ Crawley, DIVERSECrawley and Crawley Town FC Community Foundation.


The Community Engagement Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the community engagement action plan and the Playmakers programme.  In collaboration with the Community Producer with support from the Head of Learning and Production and  Project Co-Directors, the Community Engagement Manager is responsible for all aspects of the community engagement programme delivery and strategic development.

The Community Engagement Manager will ensure that Creative Playground is locally owned through embedding outstanding engagement practice at the heart of the programme and sharing this best practice and the programme’s outcomes locally and nationally.  The Community Engagement Manager oversees all aspects of community engagement,  volunteer development and evaluation and delivers against the business plan and work towards the key milestones, targets and outcomes agreed.

To apply download this job pack:

Creative Playground Community Engagement Manager Job Pack Feb 2023word document

Creative Playground Community Engagement Manager Job Pack Feb 2023.docx pdf

For an informal conversation about the role email [email protected]