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Farnham Maltings

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your enquiry about the post of Executive Director.

A little about us: The Maltings has operated as an arts and community centre for Farnham since the early 70s. There is a core of successful activities – a contemporary theatre programme, film and satellite broadcasts, music and comedy events and a flourishing craft festival programme.  We are a well-used and popular set of buildings – over 400,000 people attend each year - we have strong and supportive relationships with Arts Council and our Local Authorities, a hugely capable staff team and a financially resilient business model. Besides our work in Farnham, we have developed a regional role through house, a 180-venue network across the southeast and lead a growing international strand of work through caravan. We are also the driver of Farnham becoming a world city of crafts.

The past 18 months has thrown up uncertainty, challenges and, dare I say, opportunities. We know to be successful we will need to adapt, learn, respond to new possibilities, make the best of our resources, work collaboratively and remain confident in our purpose. Our hope is that this role - which is an evolution of the previous deputy director post - will help us with that ambition. 

Hopefully the attached job description will give you a good sense of the main duties of the role. We are looking for somebody who is confident in their own abilities, someone who enjoys the arts, who can draw the best out of the people they work with, is keen to take on new challenges and wants to play a part in shaping the next stage of Farnham Maltings. 

If you wish to apply, please complete the attached Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and return it to recruitment@farnhammaltings.com by the deadline of 4th February 2022.

If you have particular questions feel free to call me on 01252 745400 and if you decide to apply, good luck.
 
Gavin Stride
CEO

Job description

Position: Executive Director
Responsible to: CEO
Line Management of: Operations Manager
Communications and Marketing Manager
Museum Manager
Craft team

1. Objectives and Responsibilities:

1.1 To contribute to the overall development and management of Farnham Maltings.

1.2 To sustain, monitor and report on a range of operational and community partnerships that further the objectives of the Maltings and Museum of Farnham

1.3 To take oversight of the fundraising and economic development of the Maltings. 

1.4 To ensure the smooth running of the Museum of Farnham

1.5 To manage, support and ensure the development of the craft team and programme.

1.6 To deputise for the CEO in their absence.

2. Duties:
 
2.1 To contribute to the overall development and management of Farnham Maltings.

  • With the CEO, contribute to the development and delivery of the Maltings mission, review achievements and identify opportunities for growth and sustainability.
  • Play a key role in the executive, convening and chairing management meetings, offering advice and support as appropriate.
  • Contribute and lead on specific areas of the development of the business plan.
  • Attend and represent the Maltings at local and regional meetings.
  • Line-manage the Operations and Marketing manager.
  • Oversee the development of an audience development strategy through the employment of freelance consultant.

2.2 To sustain, monitor and report on a range of operational and community partnerships that further the objectives of the Maltings and Museum of Farnham

  • To sustain the partnerships with Arts Council of England, Waverley BC and Farnham TC ensuring all reporting conditions are met as described in the funding agreements.
  • To work with the CEO on the development of new partnerships and put in place a model to sustain them. 

2.3 To take oversight of the fundraising and economic development of the Maltings

  • Ensure a coordinated approach to trusts and foundations and that the wider team is informed of opportunities and new initiatives. 
  • Develop, with the CEO and Operations Manager, a long-term capital development plan for the Maltings estate.
  • Support the Marketing Manager and Finance Director to promote membership and philanthropic giving.
  • Monitor and support the relevant manager in improving the Maltings catering and retail functions.

2.4 To oversee the smooth running of the Museum of Farnham.

  • Ensure that there is a strategy in place for the successful management of the Museum of Farnham.
  • Line manage the museum manager

2.5 To manage, support and ensure the development of the craft team and programme.

  • Work with the craft team on the planning and development of the festival programme and workshop programme.
  • Support the development of Farnham World Craft Town initiative.
  • Line manage the craft team

2.6 To deputise for the CEO in their absence.

  • To take responsibility for the management and operational needs of the organisation in the absence of the CEO. 

2.7 Other

  • Line manage a range of people across the wider team
  • Undertake any other areas of responsibility that may, from time to time, be considered reasonably within the remit of the post of Executive Director by the CEO or the Board of Directors.

Downloads

Job pack and application
Equal opportunities form