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Creative collaborator needed

Cultural Intelligence is looking for a creative collaborator to work on our Troubled Families programme. You will be an illustrator, graphic artist or similar who is able to quickly represent abstract ideas in an engaging way using freehand drawing skills during the course of a group workshop. You will also be able to develop ideas for creative group work at the workshop planning stage.

You will be working with us on a paid, sessional basis in co-creation workshops in Suffolk with a mix of vulnerable adults and practitioners in the social sector. The Troubled Families programme lasts until March 2015 but we have an expanding portfolio and are seeking a creative collaborator who can grow with us.

You will ideally have experience of working with groups of vulnerable adults but this is not a requirement. You will be required to provide a DBS/CRB disclosure.

If you are interested please get in touch as soon as possible – and definitely before the end of August – with Eric Orme using the contact form on our website. We need to see a cv and links to or images of work you feel is relevant. It is helpful if you are based in Suffolk and you will need strong drawing skills.

We are always interested in hearing from people with these skills in the East of England so it is worth getting in touch.

Work begins on Troubled Families

Got-issues-02When Ci was first approached about the Government’s Troubled Families Initiative our first reaction was to wonder how it might feel to be labeled as a ‘troubled family’. Now we will have the chance to find out as part of the team delivering the Suffolk TF initiative called Suffolk Family Focus (SFF).

Ci’s distinctly creative approach to social innovation will help the team to understand the perspective of practitioners and the families through an innovative project to co-produce the relationship between practitioner and family. We will also be conducting primary research with families and practitioners.

In order to help promote the transformation that SFF hopes to achieve we will also be developing a Learning Network with online forum and face to face events. Evidence gathered through these projects and other strategies will contribute towards a qualitative evaluation designed to support Suffolk Family Focus improve outcomes for families facing multiple challenges.