The Arts Development Company, South West – Chief Executive

Thursday 7 December 2017

The appointee will:

  • Lead the company into a new phase of business development.
  • Continue to build on the reputation of the company as an innovative force for change in the arts and cultural sector.
  • Work with key partners and stakeholders to ensure that arts and culture continue to play a central role in Dorset communities, and that the company continues to operate in a strategic role in relation to this goal.
  • Represent the company locally, regionally and nationally with funders and other prospective partners, creating business value and impact through these partnerships.
  • Continue to oversee and develop the culture and running of the company as an employeeled entity committed to ideas of collaborative shared management and driven social enterprise.
  • Post induction and probation period, take a director seat on the board and work closely with other directors to further develop and extend the shape and functioning of the board and overall governance of the organisation.
  • Search out and implement new business and trading opportunities to reduce the dependency of the company on public funding.
  • Oversee the successful operation and further development of all our key business functions (e.g. communications and marketing, finance, governance, social impact, HR) ensuring continuous quality improvement in these areas.

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