Job: Executive Director, Situations, Bristol

Situations is seeking a highly confident, resourceful and resilient Executive Director to join our company. This new role will work with the Director, Claire Doherty, to lead the next chapter in the organisation’s story – ensuring that we have the organisational and financial capacity and know-how to deliver our ambitious vision for the future.

The main purpose of this role is to ensure that the engine of Situations – the financial and operational capacity and workings of the organisation – not only runs smoothly and efficiently but that the needs of the growing organisation are forecast and suitably met. This requires responsive shared leadership between the Director and Executive Director and an ability to respond to opportunities and challenges with equal resourcefulness.

The ideal candidate will be a senior manager in the arts with a track record of outstanding strategic and business planning; demonstrable financial and fundraising experience and confident and well-developed interpersonal skills. A positive thinker and active contributor, they will demonstrate a genuine understanding of how to establish and sustain an operational structure and working environment in which the creative process can flourish.

£37,000 – £40,000 per annum
Permanent, full-time
Based in Bristol office

How to apply
Download an information pack here for details of the job description and how to apply or visit

Applications must be received no later than 10am on Friday 24 June 2016.

Application process
We will be undertaking a two-stage interview process with short 30-minute interviews on Friday 1 July 2016 at our Bristol office at Spike Island and more in-depth second-stage interviews which will involve meeting the team and associates on Monday 11th July 2016.

If you have been selected for interview you will be informed no later than Saturday 25 June 2016.

Situations is committed to equal opportunities both in the provision of services and as an employer and to promoting diversity in its widest sense within our organisation, staff and programme.

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