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Visit County Durham Ltd

The Programmer Director will be instrumental in ensuring that the programme addresses place-specific challenges through cultural and creative interventions that lever local assets, empower communities, grow the cultural infrastructure and share outcomes and experiences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

This dynamic role entails developing comprehensive strategic plans aligned with organisational objectives and stakeholder priorities, leading programme fundraising and reporting, ensuring partnership and stakeholder relationships, and embedding collaboration across all programme activity.

You will play a pivotal role in driving innovation, fostering creativity, and building the capacity and resource to ensure the delivery of cultural experiences that inspire and engage diverse audiences and participants.

About the role

Post: Programme Director
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, flexible in approach, occasional requirement to work outside of normal office hours on evenings and weekends
Salary: The role is offered at a salary in a range between £60,000 to £65,000 pa 
Duration: Fixed term to 31st March 2027
Location: Main place of work will be Salvus House, Aykley Heads, Durham – VCD Ltd operates a hybrid working model. Travel within the county and beyond is required.

How to apply

Please read the full Programme Director job description and person specification before applying, this can be found on our website.

Please send us a current CV, with a written statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) in support of your application, highlighting the skills, experience and expertise you would bring to the role. 

Deadline for applications 

12pm (midday/noon) Monday 8th July 2024


Will be held in Durham, week commencing Monday 22nd July 2024.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Michelle Gorman, Managing Director, Visit County Durham Ltd, at michelle.gorman@visitcountydurham.org 

Job description


Into the Light is funded by:
The National Lottery through Arts Council England
Durham County Council
The UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund
Durham University