Projects Assistant Apprentice

We are looking for a new projects assistant to support the daily running of creative projects and organisations we are involved with. Unit Twenty Three delivers programmes either commissioned or provided with grant funding to enable. Our work includes the running of events for young people throughout England, local community events, training aimed at the cultural sector and theatre production support.

This will be a varied role that involves basic financial administration, marketing opportunities and supporting the development of live events. You will be working closely with the Directors and Business Support Co-Ordinator who will train you in a variety of roles. Our business support co-ordinator started as an apprentice and won the 2014 Creative Apprentice of the Year award, so you’ll have plenty of support.

Location: Diss based (next to the train station & a bus stop + local parking, access is easy!)

Starting: 14th September (anticipated) for about 12 months

Salary: £120 per week (Average of 30 hours)

Tasks include:

• Assisting with projects and events that happen, ensuring they run smoothly and safely
• Admin assistance, i.e. keeping track of budgets
• Research tasks
• Working on marketing campaigns & keeping track of how they’re doing
• Providing telephone & email support for partners, customers and young people
• Raising funds and awareness for our projects
• Social media

It is a role we’d prefer filled across 5 days usually, available with some flexible working time and is suitable for a self-starter that wants a career in the arts or business. You will have the opportunity to network with people working within the arts sector and will help you develop your business skills.

You must:

• Be able to work independently
• Be able to work remotely / online with other team members
• Ask questions and seek support
• Be able to pick things up quickly and adapt to new daily tasks
• Be reliable and willing to get stuck in
• Be willing to travel to London occasionally and elsewhere in the country (all costs covered)
• Be willing to work with some flexibility in your hours and occasionally stay away from home (all costs covered). Hours will include some evening and weekend working for projects.

Apply now

Send your CV and Covering letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for the position. In your application please include an answer to one of the two following questions (500 words or less):

Choose 1 of the 2:

– Do you think the government are doing enough for young people in the arts?


– Locally, do you think there is enough out of school arts participation?


– Give an example from the last 6 months of an arts activity that you were involved or participated in.

Please send all applications to:

If you have any questions or queries regarding the role, or the application process, please call 01379 882200 or send an email to the above.


Applications close on the 27th of August, and interviews are on the 2nd of September – please keep this date free. 


What is the apprenticeship?

We will be supporting you to complete an apprenticeship in Community Arts.  You will complete it at either level 2 or level 3 depending on your past experience and what fits best with you.  North Hertforshire College will be running the apprenticeship itself and will also offer you support.  The work towards the apprenticeship will be completed at the office & from home, uploading your work to an online portfolio.  You will not generally need to travel to any college etc.  You will meet regularly with an assessor and have full tutorial support from the college.

You’ll be part of a bigger network

This paid apprenticeship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme, and aimed at young people aged 16-24 without a degree.  You can become part of the This Is It! network and access a range of support & events.  You’ll also join the Arts Award community.

The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. You can find out more at:

We are part of the Norfolk Creative Employment Programme Consortium led by Creative Arts East.