Chief Executive, SPACE

Description

SPACE is a visual arts charity and a membership organisation running 20 artist studio buildings across 8 London boroughs and Colchester, providing critical infrastructure for sustainable creative communities. Currently c.880 artists work in our studios. SPACE also runs an extensive programme of artist support and initiatives, along with community engagement programmes in neighbourhoods where SPACE holds studio sites.

We are looking to recruit a new CEO to replace Anna Harding who will be leaving after sixteen successful years in post. We are seeking an inspirational CEO with excellent leadership and management skills, a brilliant communicator with the ability to build relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders. The successful candidate will lead the organisation, set the strategic direction, bringing curatorial, artistic and studio expertise and knowledge to SPACE’s leadership. They are accountable to the board of Trustees. The new CEO will lead the organisational planning for the next period of NPO application and planning, responding to the new Arts Council’s new investment principles.

SPACE is committed to equality of opportunity and supporting diversity and inclusion across all aspects of its work. Our staff team bring a range of perspectives to our organisation and we welcome applications from individuals who are under- represented in the visual arts sector including those of Black, Asian or minority ethnic heritage, those who have faced socio-economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities. All applications for this position will be treated equally and confidentially. 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Please provide: 

  • A short statement on why you would like to lead SPACE and how your experience is relevant for this role (no more than 2 pages of A4). 

  • A summary CV (with 2 referees) references will only be taken if the candidate is shortlisted.

Application deadline: 9am Monday 24 May 2021

To download the full job description and application pack go to https://spacestudios.org.uk/news/space-is-seeking-a-new-ceo/

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