Go Cornish Programme Manager

Golden Tree Productions CIC
Business & Management, Charities and Social Enterprise, Creative Arts, Design, Culture & Humanities, Education & Training
Salary Details
£30,000 (£24,000 pro rata)
Hours of work
Job Type
Permanent|Part Time
Closing Date
This role is to manage the Cornish language programme; oversee delivery, manage key personnel, budget, monitor outputs against objectives, secure additional funding and manage commercial partners. You do NOT need to be a Cornish speaker to apply.

Job Description



The Golden Tree Cornish Language Project Manager’s role is to work closely with the Golden Tree team to manage the delivery of our comprehensive and ambitious Cornish Language Programme.  To ensure that all delivery is of the highest artistic quality and promote the best Cornish Language practice both internally and externally across all our work. Please visit http://gocornish.org to find out more about the programme.

You do NOT need to be a Cornish speaker to hold this position as all delivery is carried out by our two Cornish Language Officers. However an interest in the Cornish language and other minority languages as well as positve attitutude to the inclusivity of these is a must.

  • Develop, maintain and monitor detailed project plans and budgets
  • Manage project team’s delivery
  • Manage existing funding and submit new funding bids for enhanced delivery
  • Reporting on project progress against objectives and budget
  • Maintain existing and increase relationships with corporate partners / sponsors ie Town Councils, Schools, and First Kernow,
  • Establish metrics & methodology to track efficacy of delivery
  • Maintain and oversee continued development of the Go Cornish website
  • Maintain the Magi Ann app, oversee further development of the Magi Ann (pre-school) offering
  • Manage the continued production of the Memrise/Decks or other learning courses
  • Oversee comms delivery and manage associate GT Comms Manager
  • Ensure Cornish Language is embedded across all GT practice and projects
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships within the team and with external agencies
  • Establish relationships across all Cornish Language groups and stakeholders

This is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities: the contract assumes further responsibilities as may be reasonably expected to ensure high quality delivery of the plan. 

Core Skills and Experience

  • Project management experience
  • Team management
  • Budgeting, monitoring, data collection, evaluation, quality assurance and impact reporting
  • People management skills
  • Excellent communication skills   
  • Able to work well with a diverse group of people in a wide variety of settings
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills 
  • Track record delivering successful contracts and project outcomes for clients
  • High level attention to detail 
  • Confident & competent decision-making

Non-Essential Skills and Experience

  • Partnership working
  • Educational and/or training background
  • Arts/creative background 
  • Minority language issues
  • Knowledge of Cornish culture and context
  • Knowledge of Cornish language written and/or verbal
  • Human resources good practice

Company Description

The Company

Golden Tree Productions is a Cornish-led community interest company developing and delivering constructive cultural projects that uncover and celebrate Cornwall’s distinctiveness and diversity. We work in collaboration with audiences that are currently under-engaged in culture and heritage, particularly those that are disadvantaged. We design cultural and educational solutions, intended to make a meaningful and lasting difference to these communities.

Golden Tree has earned a reputation for high quality work having;

1. authentic Cornish provenance

2. genuine contemporary relevance

3. highest artistic quality

Drawing on a wide pool of artistic skills and talent, we have delivered a range of genuinely ambitious projects to great acclaim. Commissioned by the CMWHS in 2016, the Man Engine, the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, has been described as “probably the largest and most impactful cultural event that Cornwall has seen in living memory” and was awarded “Best Arts Project” National Lottery Awards 2017. Through our ‘Tick Box Bus’ and our innovative, artistic approach to Cornish Language work (www.gocornish.org) we are tackling head-on the implications of the inclusion of the Cornish under the FCPNM. 

Our latest project 'Kerdroya', the Cornish Landscape Labyrinth celebrates the humble Cornish hedge and was the successful bid for the Cornwall AONB's ‘Diamond Landscapes’ commission. The project consists of community engagement and hedge resoration acrosss the 12 AONB areas and will culminate in the building of a 50m diameter classical labyrinth built from 777m of artisan Cornish stone hedging on Bodmin Moor.  

Our Mission

To do stuff that moves people

Our Vision

To mastermind a 1% increase in Cornishness everywhere

Other Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter to Vicki Kent, Company Manager explaining how you meet the core skills and experience. This should include your availability, notice period if applicable and two referees one of whom should be your current or last employer. References will not be sought until a job offer has been made and a candidate has given their permission.

Applications can be sent via email to info@goldentree.org.uk or by post to Golden Tree Productions, The Old Arts School, 6 Clinton Road, Redruth, TR15 2QE.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th August 2019

Short listed candidates will be invited for interview week commencing 9th September 2019


Golden Tree is an open minded organisation your gender, age, skin colour, sex life, religion, disability and any other protected characteristic or what makes you you doesn’t matter to us. If you are good at what you do, collaborative, dedicated and enthusiastic then we welcome you on board. Come and play with us!

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