Arts in Hospital Manager

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pr
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
Job summary

Do you love the arts and have a passion for making a difference?

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity may have the perfect opportunity that combines the two. As the official charity atUniversity Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, we are here to go above and beyond for our hospitals and our patients by funding the not so little extras. Some of these include anything from innovative equipment, training to support staff and their wellbeing to new state-of-the-art buildings. Within these buildings we need all kinds of art to help make our hospitals feel more homely and an attractive setting for people when they visit.

For the first time ever, we are recruiting a Arts in Hospital Manager. This role will be instrumental in helping us take our hospitals into the future and will be responsible for leading, maintaining and developingthe arts programme across The RoyalBournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Hospitals. The role requires a hands-on mix of creativity, arts and curatorial experience and knowledgealongsideevidence ofmanaginglarge projects,includingarts projects/exhibitions and/or cultural events.

The successful candidate will work closely with; artists, thefundraisingteam, our partners and suppliers and both internal and external stakeholders across the trust to help enhance thehospitalsenvironmentand in turn, the experience of patients and our NHS staff.

This role requires strongprojectmanagement skills, experience offundraising and be a holistic decision maker for the priorities of the programme. This role will also appeal to somebody who enjoys planning and executing activities to completion and who takes pride in evaluating the success of their projects.

If this role appeals to you and you are looking for your next challenge, please apply.

Base Location: TBC

Interview Date: 3rd July 2023

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain and develop the arts programme for UHD NHS Foundation Trust.
  • To liaise with staff in all areas to identify needs and opportunities for using the arts to enhance the hospitals environment and patient and staff experience and to deliver on Trust priorities and objectives
  • To plan, and manage dynamic, innovative and creative projects, events and exhibitions within the Trust
  • To fundraise for AiH projects working with Head of Charity and charity team
  • To involve the wider community where appropriate.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Qualification in Arts Management or equivalent professional experience


  • Specialist experience, training or qualifications in arts management



  • Experience of curatorial or management position in museum or gallery, theatre, arts organisation or in education.
  • Strong track record in developing and delivering successful arts led strategies in a non-profit arts environment.
  • Experience of capturing and managing data to support impact evaluation
  • Experience of influencing and leading service developments through a flexible and cooperative attitude.
  • project management experience


  • Understanding of the professional arts infrastructure or arts and health environment.
  • Experience of working in a charity specifically within a healthcare or medical research setting

Technical skills


  • Excellent organisational skills with ability to respond to constantly changing demands
  • Analytical approach, able to critically evaluate ideas and data


  • Excellent copy writing and proof reading skills

interpersonal skills


  • Ability to work on own initiative, independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to deal sensitively with the public, staff and patients
  • Ability to motivate, encourage and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Confident and able to build relationships with people of all levels both internally and externally

Personal Attributes


  • Is passionate about improving the healthcare environment and experience through the arts
  • Highly motivated with drive, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of service providers and users in relation to arts in health

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