Post: Programme Producer

Salary: £25,000 – £35,000

Hours: Monday – Friday 37.5 hours per week, with evening and weekend work as required.     

Contract type:          Permanent. Full Time.          

Location: Redhills Durham Miners’ Hall.

Line Manager: Chief Executive Officer, Redhills CIO.

Line Manager to: N/A

Job Title: Programme Producer

As Programme Producer, you will play a pivotal role in Redhills’ arts and heritage engagement activities, funded by the Arts Council and NLHF. 

Design and plan various activities and events tailored to the needs and interests of the participants. This involves brainstorming ideas, scheduling events, and ensuring all necessary resources and materials are available.

This multifaceted role requires a highly organised and creative individual with excellent project management and communications skills.

About Redhills CIO

The Redhills Charity was established in 2021 to hold in trust and manage the Grade II listed Redhills Miners Hall in Durham. You will join the charity at a critical point in its development, supporting the multi-million pound revitalisation of a building described by Historic England as one of the nation’s “100 Irreplaceable Places”. In 2022 the charity was invited to join the Arts Council of England’s national portfolio of regularly funded organisations and is playing a central role in a UNESCO World Heritage bid. The work of the charity represents a significant step for the coal mining heritage and people’s history nationally but is of particular importance to County Durham’s coalfield communities.

Redhills opened in 1915 as the headquarters of the Durham Miners Association (DMA). The Hall, which is a Grade II listed building, is also known as the ‘Pitman’s Parliament’. In recent decades, the Hall fell into a state of disrepair. Now, exciting plans for extensive refurbishment and development are underway.

The Redhills project has secured multi-million pound support from National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), Durham County Council, Durham Miners’ Association and others to preserve the long term legacy of the miners hall. The funding will support 

the major works to the Hall, for its restoration and renewal as a centre for culture, heritage and education. With the addition of a new-build extension with modern facilities and improved accessibility, Redhills will offer a wide-ranging programme of activities and community resources.

The renewed Redhills will use cutting-edge audio-visual technology to bring to life the rich history and culture of Durham’s coalfield. Building work at Redhills started in 2023 and is due to reopen to the public in late 2024. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Review, and roll out the implementation of the following: 
  • NLHF Activity Plan
  • Arts Council 2024/25 Activity Plan
  1. Work with the CEO and partners to roll out the Redhills artistic programme policy and planned activity in communities and at Durham Miners Gala, 
  2. Build strong relationships with colleagues ensuring effective communication and collaboration
  3. Develop concise artists’ briefs and agreements.
  4. Oversee activity budgets, ensuring cost-effectiveness and adherence to financial constraints.
  5. Act as account manager for artistic programmes working with colleagues to ensure monitoring requirements are met and regular assessments of programme effectiveness carried out with recommendations for improvements.
  6. Plan and monitor the programme and engagement budget to ensure effective use of resources. 
  7. To be one of the designated safeguarding leads with responsibility for implementing and updating safeguarding policies and procedures in service of existing activity plans. 
  8. To contribute to CRM and evaluation systems as appropriate; performing all tasks in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Intellectual Property laws
  9. Foster relationships with artists, creative and cultural sectors, and institutions to enhance program offerings.
  10. To undertake other duties as may be required which are commensurate with the level of responsibility of the post


  • Proven experience in community arts, events, or arts/heritage.
  • Strong organisational, budgeting, and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Due to the nature of this post flexibility is required with relation to working hours as weekend and evening work will be required.

Application Process:

Please email, attaching your CV and cover letter (or video) letting us know why you are interested in joining us and what skills and experience you could bring to the team to bring our programme offer to life.

Recruitment timeline

Job Advertised26 January 2024
Application Deadline25 February 2024
Interviews w/c 4 March 2024