Heywood, Greater Manchester
£40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


We are looking for an experienced leader who is passionate about the social impact that participatory arts can make in low income neighbourhoods and marginalised communities, delivering creative excitement and positive outcomes for both individuals and groups, and in bringing about a socially just society. This is our mission:

Cartwheel is committed to promoting social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects  building healthier, stronger, safer communities.

We call this Art for a Reason.

The right candidate will be comfortable devising and overseeing the delivery of large scale creative programmes, have experience of business planning and strategic development, enjoy managing and inspiring a staff team, and have a strong understanding of both the opportunities and challenges of leading a small but ambitious participatory arts charity. You will bring an exciting vision to a company poised for significant growth.

The Director post is full time (37 hours per week) at a salary of £40,000 per annum. The post enjoys a 7.5% employer pension contribution, with a requirement of 0.5% contribution to be made by the post-holder, and 30 days holiday (plus public holidays).

Cartwheel Arts is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you are interested, please visit our website to download an application pack 

Closing date: Friday 22nd October 2021 at 9am (applications received after this time will not be considered).

Interview process:

Monday 1st November – Meeting the Finance sub-committee (30 mins via Zoom)

Tuesday 2nd November – Presenting an artistic response to a group of Trustees (30 minutes via Zoom)

Wednesday 3rd  OR Friday 5th November – Face to face interviews (to take place in Heywood, please allow up to three hours)

The successful candidate will be offered the post subject to an enhanced DBS check and references.

Posted on: 05 October 2021
Closed date: 22 October 2021
Tags: Senior Management, Operations

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