The Manchester Men’s Room - Head of Creative Provision

Tuesday 13 February 2018

For the last 13 years we have creatively engaged and supported marginalised and chaotic young men.  We place socially engaged participatory arts practice at the core of our work. The centrality of the arts to our engagement allows us to develop trust and establish positive and productive relationships with young men living extremely chaotic, marginalised and often harmful lives.

With the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation we are recruiting a Head of Creative Provision, on a 4 year contract, based in our office in central Manchester. The successful candidate will develop and expand our existing provision ensuring our award winning and innovative approach continues to reach, engage, support and empower vulnerable young men across Manchester.


The Head of Creative Provision will lead on the creative development and delivery of our socially engaged participatory arts programme. They will develop and enhance our programme to ensure we are reaching and effectively engaging young male sex workers, homeless young men and other vulnerable young men across the city. Working with key partners from across the arts, voluntary and statutory sectors they will enable the men we work with to access services and opportunities that enhance their personal development and improve their well-being.

The Head of Creative Provision will lead on the strategic development and operational implementation of our provision, supporting and empowering young men with complex needs. The post holder will build on an artistic approach that develops positive engagement through the arts; fostering social, personal and emotional development for men accessing the service and develop new links and opportunities for engagement across the city and beyond.

The post holder will be responsible for managing and supervising staff, volunteers and free-lance artists as appropriate. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply

A detailed job description, person specification and application form are available on our website: