At CentreStage, Ayrshire’s Arts Academy, our vision is for a society where everyone can fulfil their potential, regardless of their age or circumstance. Our values of hope, inclusion, and aspiration underpin all that we do and we have worked relentlessly with our team and wider stakeholders since 2006 to develop and deliver creative means of increasing active participation and empowerment through the arts.
After completing Scotland’s largest Community Led Asset Transfer, the £5.2M regeneration of the former Kilmarnock Academy, CentreStage has emerged in the heart of the town; creating a fully accessible cultural, social and community destination where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together and enjoy the opportunities we provide from classes and activities, theatre productions, food and beverage provision within our CAFÉ BAR, or to engage with wider services within the CentreStage ‘Neighbourhood’ provided by organisations complementing our values including, Who Cares Scotland, East Ayrshire Tenant’s Federation and Flexible Childcare Services Scotland.
As we start a new and exciting chapter at CentreStage, we are seeking an experienced, creative, and passionate CEO, who will build on the strong foundations of the charity and work with our Board of Trustees, the CentreStage team and wider stakeholders representing both public and private sector to shape the short, medium and long term strategy – ensuring the ongoing sustainability, growth and success of CentreStage.
With a desired understanding and appreciation of the value that active involvement in the arts provides, the successful candidate will bring significant commercial, marketing and HR experience, supporting and challenging our team to meet our core universal outcomes; improved capability and wellbeing, reduced isolation and loneliness, increased inclusion and reduced poverty – demonstrating both social and financial return on investment.
The CEO will drive the vision and values of CentreStage and ensure our “Delivering Magic” operational model is delivered across the organisation.
As a brand ambassador, the CEO will represent the charity and communicate on behalf of the organisation with Government authorities, funders, and key stakeholders and will be a positive, progressive leader and role model who inspires employees, volunteers, and wider community.
Main duties to include:
COMMERCIAL: Successful commercial background with experience in growing organisations both in a service and financial capacity.
STRATEGIC PLANNING: Track record on creating and executing strategic plans to maximise business capabilities and opportunities.
LEADERSHIP: Executive leadership experience with the drive, enthusiasm, toolkit and interpersonal skills to lead a creative team and, in doing so, achieve desired results.
CREATIVITY: Holds an understanding and knowledge of the value in creating a dynamic working environment where staff are encouraged to be creative and innovative to ensure relevance and added value to organisation and participants.
ARTS: Experience and understanding of the social and wider benefits active participation in the arts provides the individual, community, and wider economy.
If you are ready to take on 2022 with a new challenge and lead our organisation, please apply now and prepare to #DeliverMagic together.
Full driving licence is essential. IT skills
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £60,000.00-£70,000.00 per year
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