Frome, Somerset
£14,000 per year (£35,000 FTE)
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Openstorytellers uses story and narrative to help people who have learning disabilities or autism to develop their communication skills and find their voice; to be heard, understood, valued and included, and to have choices in life. Our aim is to empower and enrich lives. We are seeking a Director with the skills and aptitude to lead this creative arts based organisation through the next exciting period in its development.

Recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, Openstorytellers is a maturing organisation that has proven its resilience and the sustainability of its unique offer.  We enjoy the continuing support of a range of funders including arts foundations, local authorities, commercial and community groups, and recent successful funding awards have offered further assurance to our trustees of our continued success.  

So that our flourishing activities can continue to grow and thrive we have made changes to our management and team structure, our governance arrangements, and our programme. These changes will also enable us to extend our offer through new initiatives.  

Job Purpose

The Director will ensure that our Board Members and workers share a clear understanding of and commitment to Openstorytellers’ values, mission and direction, and work effectively in pursuit of the agreed strategy.    

The Director will work closely with the Chair of Trustees, advising on strategic direction and providing regular reports on performance, on compliance matters, and on any other material factors necessary for their effective governance of the organisation, which is a limited company and registered charity.

The Director will be an effective ambassador, promoting OpenStoryTellers positive reputation and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders and other local and national organisations whose support is important to our success. 

The Director will work to agreed goals, maintaining a clear focus on increasing and sustaining income, increasing impact, building effective partnerships, promoting community engagement.

The Director will drive income generation through grant funding, commissioned services, social enterprise development and by fostering positive relations with potential donors.

Key dates 

Application deadline:      Monday 14th October 

Interview:                       Friday 1st November 



More about Openstorytellers

Openstorytellers is an arts based charity run jointly with people with learning disabilities. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people wit... Read more

Posted on: 16 September 2019
Closed date: 14 October 2019
Tags: Senior Management, Business Development

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