The Sussex Archaeological Society (trading as Sussex Past) is a multifaceted organisation operating six high-profile visitor attractions and museums across Sussex (including Fishbourne Roman Palace which is the largest Roman villa in Northern Europe), producing high quality archaeological and historical publications, supporting research initiatives and providing learning opportunities for thousands of schoolchildren and students.
The Society is at a critical stage of its development, working hard to stabilise and recover from the impact of the Covid crisis and seeking a truly sustainable financial operating model for the future.
We wish to appoint an experienced and innovative CEO with a proven track record of success to lead the Society’s team of 62 staff and over 300 volunteers. The CEO will be someone with the drive, creativity and entrepreneurial approach to energise and mobilise a wide range of stakeholders including staff, members, visitors, funders and donors.
The postholder will be responsible for developing with the Trustees, a new Purpose & Vision for the Society and a new 5-year strategy that has the buy-in of all stakeholders. This strategy will be expected to develop the Society’s financial sustainability, grow and diversify its visitor and audience profiles, care for its significant collections and properties and deliver research and advocacy.
If you are interested in applying for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement which should set out clearly how you meet the essential criteria of the post and supply specific examples and evidence of success (including figures where possible). It should be no more than two pages in length.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.