BBC Blast!: Event Organiser
BBC Blast is a free programme of high quality creative workshops, showcasing opportunities and chances for young people to meet and talk with industry professionals about their creativity. In my role as Event Organiser for BBC Blast in Telford I organised all aspects of the project which involved mobilising activity in the run up to the Blast truck’s arrival, extensive partnership working with Telford Culture Zone, Telford and Wrekin Council, local schools, training providers, social services, and alternative provision providers. I identified, recruited and briefed local facilitators who delivered the different workshops, ensuring that their skills matched with the creative and educational aims of the sessions. I collated data and evidence and maintained records relating to number of participants and quality of experience, managed the local events budget, and issued contracts to freelancers, processed purchase orders, invoices and other financial transactions. I also recruited, managed and mentored a team of Blast Work Experience placements.