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Director & Chief Executive

Employer
SPRING ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Spring

Director & Chief Executive

Job Description

  1. Leadership and Strategic Management

Deliver the strategic aims and objectives of The Spring, providing leadership for creating an inspirational, inclusive culture that delivers our vision.

Develop and implement robust Business Plans and associated budgets that allow us to achieve our mission and ensures the future sustainability of the organisation, working with reference to our funders priorities and Arts Council England's Investment Principles.

Build and lead the workforce, ensuring all staff have the resources and training required to deliver their roles successfully and in support of the organisation's vision and objectives.

Promote the interests and achievements of The Spring to stakeholders, funders and the community, including via local authority place-making, health and wellbeing and other partnerships.

Manage the collection and collation of evidence for reporting to funders, including leading on the completion of the Arts Council England Annual Return.

Maintain and develop key stakeholder relationships including with Arts Council England, Hampshire County Council and Havant Borough Council.

  • Governance and Compliance

Work with the Trustees and Havant Arts Active Board of Directors to ensure the companies maintain the highest standards of governance and strategic planning.

Act as Company Secretary and as the main point of contact for The Spring's Board of Trustees and the Havant Arts Active Board of Directors.

Arrange and attend Board meetings, and ensure Board members are kept informed on finance, legal and operational issues, and that they receive accurate and timely information that enables them to make informed decisions.

Manage the ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures across the organisation, keeping up with legislative requirements.

To update and manage the Risk Register, leading on the implementation of mitigating actions to reduce risk across the organisation.

  • Funding and Financial Management

Take responsibility for the financial sustainability and future sustainability of The Spring and Havant Arts Active, including setting and monitoring budgets and cashflows, maximising income generation opportunities and spending appropriate funds to achieve the organisation's vision and deliver business plan objectives.

Manage successful relationships with our core funders, Arts Council England, Hampshire County Council and Havant Borough Council, delivering agreed actions in line with funding and service level agreements.

Develop the fundraising strategy and lead on all areas of fundraising activity including managing all applications to core funders, trusts and foundations, corporates and individuals.

Develop commercial activities to generate income, supporting the future sustainability of the organisation.

Manage all cultural programmes and activities budgets along with the restricted and designed funds, in line with the reserves policy set by the Trustees.

  • Artistic and Cultural Leadership and Management

Develop and lead The Spring's artistic and cultural vision and programmes, achieving the organisation's mission and objectives.

Programme and deliver a vibrant, balanced cross artform programme to include: Priority programmes, live events, films, event cinema, exhibitions, participation activity and Beyond the Walls outreach events.

Lead and manage the development of the Priority Programmes, including the next steps for the Play Artist in Residence scheme, Creating Christmas Experiences, Libraries and Literature strand and the Museum Re-Imagination programme.

Curate and produce high quality, inclusive programmes and activities that achieve the business plan objectives.

Develop and maintain positive and responsible relationships with companies, artists, tutors and amateur partner companies.

Act as Producer for the Creative Christmas Experiences event and other festivals and events.

Maintain The Spring's accredited museum status.

  • Audience Development, Marketing and Advocacy

Develop and curate the cultural programmes to achieve audience development targets and ensure and The Spring is an inclusive, welcoming space for the Havant Borough community.

Work with the Audience Development and Marketing Manager to deliver high quality, imaginative and impactful campaigns to achieve audience and financial targets.

Develop and deliver an advocacy strategy for the organisation, ensuring all stakeholders and kept informed of work and the impact of The Spring's cultural programmes and advocating for culture activity in the wider community.

Manage audience consultation, including the use of the Impact and Insight Toolkit, to understand the audience, peer and staff perceptions of The Spring's work, feeding learning into programming and business development.

Effectively communicate the artistic and heritage plans to the staff and volunteers, including hosting briefing events and supporting the staff in the delivery of the programme from marketing to duty management as required.

  • Other Duties

Manage all areas of HR policy and practice including recruitment, induction, probation and performance management, working in line with agreed procedures.

Develop and implement effective management and admin procedures for the effective running of the organisation.

Oversee the management of the building, approving work proposals and managing all insurance policies.

Chair staff meetings and participate in operational meetings.

This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive. The Director & Chief Executive may be required to perform additional duties as strategically or operationally required by the organisation or the board.
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