Vacancy: Managing Director, Dean Clough Foundation

Vacancy: Managing Director

Fixed Term Position – 12 months (possibly leading to a full time position)

After a successful 27 year history The Dean Clough Foundation has recently entered a new phase of its life and requires a Managing Director to lead us at this exciting time.

Our new objectives are to work with children and young adults to inspire creativity through artist-led projects and workshops that broaden horizons and reduce inequality for young people. Our primary areas of focus are to:

  • Enhance cross-curricular education through arts and creativity, engaging young people across many disciplines; creating and evaluating these activities to demonstrate impact and effectiveness. Through this work we will narrow inequality in the education and life chances of children and young people, and work with partners to ensure we reach schools and young people in greatest need
  • Expand career prospects and develop the skills of young people by providing access to training, mentorship and work experience with creative practitioners and businesses. We offer young people insight into working practices, career paths, scope and opportunities in the creative sector

To succeed in delivering this we need an individual with a proven track record of being able to oversee all aspects of the business including strategic and financial planning, legal management of the charity, relationships with key stakeholders and funders, communications and development, human resource management, operational and facilities management.

Initially the successful applicant will be required to work a maximum of three days per week however this may increase over time.  Flexibility in the hours worked will be a necessity.

Salary: £25,200 per annum (based on £42k per annum FTE) plus pension contributions.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

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To apply email a CV and covering letter to:

Deadline for applications is noon on Monday 26th June

Interviews will be held week beginning 3rd July

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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