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Chief Executive

Eden Court Theatre

Inverness, Highland

Published
12-09-2021
Eden Court Theatre
Business address:
22 Well Close Square
IP13 9DS
Suffolk
United Kingdom
Practical information
Published:
12-09-2021
Expires:
21-09-2021
Job id:
330799770
Job type:
Full-time
Job sector:
Senior Executive, Art, Culture, Sports
Job title:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Experience:
Theatre, Executive
Language:
English Fluent

The Role
The Chief Executive of Eden Court Highlands will provide inspirational leadership to the charity, ensuring strategic vision, financial resilience, artistic excellence, equality of opportunity, inclusion and long-term stability.

Our Chief Executive will be a cultural leader who is willing to play an important role in the civic life of our city and region and the cultural life of the Highlands and more broadly, across the entire nation of Scotland and beyond.

The Chief Executive has overall managerial responsibility for the Group of companies, comprising Eden Court Highlands and its charitable trading subsidiary (Eden Court Trading Ltd) including:

The Role & Key Responsibilities
1. Lead officer for the Board of Directors, providing leadership and direction for the company.
2. Responsible for the delivery of an excellent and varied Artistic Programme.
3. Leading, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, in developing the strategy and business planning for the company and ensuring the delivery of its strategic objectives.
4. Responsible for ensuring the financial health and viability of the company.
5. Ensure all visitors enjoy high levels of service.
6. Ensure the Company has appropriate policies and procedures in place and that these are kept under review and revised when necessary.
7. Ensure the Company operates in an open, fair and transparent manner at all times, in keeping with its vision, mission and values.
8. Act as a member of the Companies Boards of Directors.

Person Specification
Our ideal candidate will have experience in the majority of all the areas listed below.

Experience & Knowledge
> A successful track record at senior management level within a large cultural organisation.
> Experience of managing large numbers of staff.
> An understanding, and commitment to, the importance of Creative Learning in school, community and venue settings.
> In-depth knowledge of the arts in the UK.
> A successful track record in leading equality, diversity and inclusion projects and initiatives.
> Management of a heritage building.
> Experience of programming a multi-art form venue.

Skills / Abilities
> Excellent leadership skills.
> Excellent networking and strong communication skills to maintain and build key contacts.
> Committed to excellence in all aspects of the business.
> Flexible, diplomatic and able to manage risk.
> Ability to represent Eden Court professionally, competently and to a consistent standard.
> Ability to think creatively, independently and problem solve.
> Excellent Project Management skills from inception to evaluation.
> Able to work calmly under pressure and meet tight deadlines consistently.
> Highly developed Commercial acumen.
> Ability to work successfully with a Chair and a Board.

Person Specification
> Senior level experience of working with arts funding bodies and other public bodies and of managing the relationship with a number of stakeholders.
> Knowledge of strategy and business planning within a cultural context.
> Demonstrable record of setting and achieving budgets for both income and expenditure.
> Record of achieving commercial income growth.
> Experience of being the public face of a high-profile company


Full Job Specification
Can be found here: https://eden-court.co.uk/vacancy/chief-executive

Salary
£85,000 - £95,000, dependent on skills and experience.

Relocation
A relocation package will be negotiable.

Contract
Open-ended.

Probationary Period
Six Months.

Terms and Conditions

Notice Period

Six months in writing on either side.

Working Hours
The working week is 37.5 hours however it may be necessary to work beyond the contracted hours to fulfil the requirements of the role.

Pension
A defined contribution scheme that includes an employer contribution up to 6% paid via salary exchange.

Holidays
28 plus bank holidays.

How to Apply
The recruitment process is being led by Eden Courts Board of Directors who are working with Heather Newill, Director of AEM International, to lead the search.

To apply for this role please send a CV and a letter of application, addressing how your experience matches the role and personal specification, to Heather Newill, either by:

Email - via the link below or hnewill@aeminternational.co.uk

or by post:
AEM International
22 Well Close Square
Framlingham, Suffolk
IP13 9DS

The letter of application should be no longer than three sides of A4.

All applications will be acknowledged.

For an informal conversation about the role, please call Heather Newill on 01728 660026.

Deadline for applications: Monday 27th September at 12noon.

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Eden Court Theatre
Business address:
22 Well Close Square
IP13 9DS
Suffolk
United Kingdom
Practical information
Published:
12-09-2021
Expires:
21-09-2021
Job id:
330799770
Job type:
Full-time
Job sector:
Senior Executive, Art, Culture, Sports
Job title:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Experience:
Theatre, Executive
Language:
English Fluent
Location
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