Sector Opportunities

Watershed Inclusion Associate Opportunity

Watershed are looking for an Inclusion Associate to work with individual Watershed teams from February 21 on the development of their internal inclusion strategy and working culture.

Watershed strives to be inclusive, it is one of their key organisational values and is understood as both a social responsibility and a creative imperative. They have a Creative Case for Diversity Rating of Strong by Arts Council England and have focused time and resources during the last year developing inclusive programming and facilities. However, they have not met their own targets to develop the diversity of our teams and have used lockdown to re-set their inclusion work – which is documented here.

Watershed’s business is complex and the approach, working structure, and working environment differs depending on the team. They want to establish and embed their Organisation wide inclusion principles, but also respond to each team’s inclusion knowledge and needs.

Through workshops and training sessions, the Associate will support Watershed staff to develop their own department-specific targets and plans.

The Associate will also feed into the development of; Watershed’s new people strategy, a process being led by the Head of HR to address how to recruit, manage and appraise staff, and their inclusive language guide which is being developed by the Communications team working with the Inclusion Working Group.

There are six different groups of teams for the Associate to work with:

  • Creative Team (Cinema, Talent Development and Creative Technology)
  • Communications
  • Executive Team
  • Infrastructure and Services (ICT, Projection, Facilities and Finance)
  • Café and Bar and Kitchen (we are also planning to deliver some hospitality specific inclusion training)
  • Front of House, Events and Box Office

The focus should be intersectional, but have a particular focus on including people who experience racism (who currently represent 16% of Bristol’s population and only 8% of their staff ).

The Associate will form an informal team alongside the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D and SWCTN Inclusion Producers and the Rife Mentor, to share knowledge, approach and peer support. This is a new approach, so they are open to feedback and suggestions for how it may be better structured to suit your needs or working preferences.

Closing Date: Friday, 8 January 2021 – 12:00

For more information visit HERE.

If you have questions or would like a chat please email Louise Gardner on louise.g(at) to arrange a call.


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