General Manager, Art Against Knives


ART AGAINST KNIVES uses creativity to change young people’s lives. We collaborate with young people to prevent them from being at risk of violent crime and create lasting positive change. We embed creative spaces in London’s most isolated communities, co-designed with young people these spaces provide them with skills training, mentoring and support. Our focus is currently on outer London boroughs where there is little youth work, youth arts and early intervention provision. Our current programmes reach approx. 450 young people each year.

We’re at an exciting point in our journey and are proud that our model has gained significant recognition as an effective approach to reducing violent crime. We’ve recently secured funding that will enable us to expand our programmes across Barnet and lay the foundation for further expansion other boroughs. 

About You 

The postholder will join a newly formed senior management team at a time of organisational growth, to create the conditions to maximise our impact. We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, excellent communication skills and a readiness to handle day-to-day tasks alongside high-level management and solve problems as you go.

This post is exciting, challenging and varied. You’ll act as key point of contact for the staff team and support activity across the organisation. You’ll need to be highly organised, proactive and good at making decisions, as no two days are ever the same. 

To Apply 

To find out more about this opportunity and to download the recruitment pack visit