Achates Recruits

Achates Recruits is a market disruptor model, designed as with all our services, to make quality support affordable to all. Focusing on senior appointments, including: Artistic Directors, Executive Directors, Development Directors, Communications Directors and Trustees; we approach recruitment as active experts, not just recruiters, and aim to support organisations in the diversification of senior management positions with a wrap-around programme of support.

Current Recruitment Opportunities

We are delighted to be working with National Centre for Writing and Talawa to recruit for three new roles – an Executive Director and Head of Communications and Development at NCW and Head of Development at Talawa. Please see below for more details.

If you would like a confidential conversation about any of the roles Achates are recruiting for on behalf of our clients, or are looking to recruit and would value a conversation to learn more about our approach, please contact Matthew Swann, matthew@achatesphilanthropy.com

National Centre for Writing

 

Executive Director

NCW are seeking an Executive Director to deliver their vision and strategic ambition with their Chief Executive, focusing on internal strategic development.

NCW is a dynamic literature house for contemporary writing. Our home is a Grade One-listed medieval building consisting of a 120-seat venue for live events, workshop spaces, a two-bedroom cottage for writers and translators and modern open plan offices.

The Executive Director (ED) works collaboratively with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to deliver NCW’s vision and strategic ambition. The position’s focus is internal strategic development, achieving the highest standards of inclusive artistic and community outcomes.

The ED leads on business planning to deliver strategic expectations to stakeholders, partners and audiences. They lead a senior team responsible for programmes, communications, development, HR, operations and venue management. With the CEO and Finance Director they ensure robust financial performance and monitoring is maintained, and act as Deputy CEO as required.

Head of Communications and Development

NCW are seeking a new Head of Communications and Development to communicate our vision and activities to our audiences and stakeholders, developing and implementing our communications and development strategies as part of our overall business plan.

NCW is a dynamic literature house for contemporary writing. Our home is a Grade One-listed medieval building consisting of a 120-seat venue for live events, workshop spaces, a two-bedroom cottage for writers and translators and modern open plan offices.

This is a new role, part of our SMT and managing a small team, combining our communications and development functions to best communicate our vision and activities to our audiences and stakeholders. You will develop, lead, implement and evaluate the organisation’s communications and development strategies as part of the organisation’s overall business plan. The role works across the organisation to drive innovation and creativity in order to increase reach, value, revenue and reputation.

More information on each role can be found at the client’s site below

https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/join-the-team/

 

Talawa

 

Head of Development

Talawa is the UK’s outstanding Black British Touring Theatre Company. They champion Black Excellence in theatre; nurture talent in emerging and established artists of African or Caribbean heritage and tell inspirational and passionate stories, reflecting Black experiences through art.

They are looking for an individual with the proven ability or potential be an outstanding fundraiser to lead their Development team as our new Head of Development, building innovative wealth networks with high earning ethnically diverse people.

We welcome applications from those looking to take on their first head of department level position, as well as more senior candidates who are passionate about our mission to reflect Black experiences through art.

We can be flexible about how this role can work for you, and we actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills, and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice.

More information on the role can be found at the client’s site below

http://www.talawa.com/articles/head-of-development/

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