Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm: Up to 15 members, Open to flexible working

Location
London Bridge Station, London (Greater)
Salary
unremunerated
Posted
16 Sep 2020
Closes
04 Oct 2020
Ref
CDPR2020

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in changing how London reflects is diverse history and culture by becoming a member of the Mayor’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm. 

The Mayor of London has created the Commission to help ensure London’s achievements and diversity are reflected across our public spaces, memorials, sculpture, street signs, place names, murals and public art. 

You will be one of 15 independent members, covering a range of experiences, including cultural and public history, visual art, community leadership, public engagement, development and planning.

As a Commission member, you will work alongside co-chairs Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, and Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, to shape the future of London’s places.

You will be instrumental in catalysing the discussion and debate about what legacies should be celebrated and how, including approaches to contested heritage. 

You will contribute to setting direction and policy aimed at establishing best practice and standards, embedding a commitment to greater representation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, women, LGTBQ+ and disabled groups, as well as a range of social and economic backgrounds in development across the capital. 

You will provide vital leadership, championing London’s diverse communities, and you will help set out a distinct programme of work, which began with the installation of the first statue of a woman, Millicent Fawcett, on Parliament Square. 

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to reflect London's diversity in all Board appointments.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.   HOW TO APPLY

Please click 'Apply' for full details of the role and recruitment process.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV and a covering letter (max 5 sides in total) via our online recruitment system. You will also be asked to provide recruitment monitoring information.

The covering letter should provide details of the relevant experience that equips you to serve as the Member of the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm, in particular addressing the person specification criteria.