Achates Recruits and Brings Change

At Achates we support organisations to make change by adopting a purpose-led, audience-informed approach to their development. It is through a combined approach giving equal weight to art, audiences and good governance and leadership that organisations can navigate periods of change with integrity and emerge resilient.

Achates Recruits and Brings Change applies this distinctive approach to recruitment and change management by offering a range of products from Executive Recruitment, and Board and Senior Leadership training and development, to large-scale change management support to ensure organisations can change in a sustainable and inclusive way which ensures that all key stakeholders are fully engaged and valued in the process.

Recent clients have included New Art Exchange, National Centre for Writing, Macrobert Arts Centre, English Touring Theatre, East Street Arts, Complicite, PalMusic, World Heartbeat Academy, RADA and VocalEyes.

To discuss your recruitment, training and development or organisational change needs in more detail and to learn how Achates might support you please contact our Director of Recruitment and Organisational Change, Vicki Grace, at vicki@achates.org.uk for an initial chat.

Current Recruitment Opportunities

The Poetry Translation Centre: Director

 

The Poetry Translation Centre (PTC) was established by the poet Sarah Maguire in 2004, to introduce new audiences to leading poets from around the world. They see translating poetry as an act of welcome. Central to their mission is celebrating the diverse communities who live in the UK by working with them to champion poetries from their home-cultures. The PTC are are a small and diverse team, backed by an engaged board of Trustees and Advisory Board. Their team culture is collaborative, mutually supportive, and idealistic – they really do believe that sharing poetry across languages and cultures can change the world!

The Poetry Translation Centre are seeking a Director with a proactive, dynamic, and strategic approach to leadership who would enjoy the opportunity to lead the PTC into the future.

Director

The core purpose of the Director role is to set and deliver the organisation’s strategic plan and take the lead on team management, fundraising and partnership management. The postholder will define the PTC’s artistic vision and hold final decision-making responsibility for all aspects of public programming, creative development and project activity, governance, and financial matters. They will act as ambassador for the PTC and its mission and will seek to maximise opportunities to grow the Centre’s position as the leading organisation for poetry translation in the UK.

The recruitment pack for the role can be found here.

To apply for Director at The Poetry Translation Centre, please send a supporting statement (of no more than 2 pages) outlining why you want to work for the PTC and how you meet the person specification, and your CV to recruits@achates.org.uk.

Any applicant who self-identifies as being from a diaspora heritage background and who has proven experience of managing a team and a proven record of developing and delivering creative programmes and/or cultural activity is guaranteed an interview. If you see yourself as someone who meets these criteria, please say so in your supporting statement.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role whilst considering your application, please contact Vicki Grace at Achates Recruits, who are supporting PTC with this process. You can reach Vicki by email on vicki@achates.org.uk. These conversations will not influence the selection process.

If you require any of this information in an alternative format, then please email vicki@achates.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 3 June 2024

 

New Art Exchange: Facilities Manager and Community and Participation Manager

New Art Exchange (NAE) is a pioneering creative space in Hyson Green, Nottingham. The UK’s largest gallery dedicated to contemporary visual arts from the Global Ethnic Majority. They set out to reshape the contemporary art narrative by championing diversity and inclusivity and by providing a platform for underrepresented voices in the art world.

Their vision is for talent from the Global Ethnic Majority to be recognised, nurtured, and celebrated. We’re here to champion inclusivity and equity in the creative industries. We do this through talent development, delivered through our Connect-Create-Cultivate-Transform-Exchange model. Together, we want to transform the leadership landscape within the creative industries.

NAE are seeking a Facilities Manager and a Community and Partnership Manager

Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager will be a key member of NAE’s operations team, responsible for ensuring our 4-storey building (including gallery spaces, meeting rooms, performance space, workshop, artist studio, cafébar, plant room and technical storage) is fit for purpose. The operations team covers a wide range of services within NAE and is critical for the smooth running of our organisation. Led by the Executive Director, the team is made up of 15 individuals, across Facilities, Front of House & Welcome Services, Catering, Marketing, Finance and Technical services.

The post holder will work closely with the General Manager and staff across all departments, from curatorial, private hires, café bar and front of house teams, to provide the best possible conditions to ensure our facilities meet the expectations of our clients and audiences.

NAE are interested in hearing from candidates with a range of experiences across venue operations and building management who are passionate about our citizen-led approach and can bring expertise to this role. They are open to applications from individuals with experience from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds, but you must have a good understanding and experience in a facilities and/or operations role. They encourage applications from individuals at a transitional stage in their career and are looking for their first experience in a management position.

The recruitment pack for the role can be found here.

If you self-identify as being from a Global Ethnic Majority background and have demonstrable experience of facilities management in a venue/building, please state so clearly on your supporting statement.

To apply for Facilities Manager at NAE, please send a supporting statement (of no more than 2 pages) outlining why you want to work for the NAE and how you meet the person specification, and your CV to recruits@achates.org.uk. Applications should be sent as Word or PDF attachments by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. 

Community and Participation Manager

The Community and Participation Manager will be a key member of NAE’s Neighbourhood’s team, responsible for ensuring the effective planning, coordination, and delivery of a wide range of community projects and events that engage and inspire our local communities (predominantly from the Global Ethnic Majority). Based from within NAE’s purpose built creative space, in the heart of one of Nottingham’s most diverse areas – Hyson Green, the post holder will work with local community partners, schools and other key stakeholders to ensure the community programme is representative of the diverse voices from our local communities and has their involvement through all that they do.

NAE are open to applications from individuals with experience from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds but you must have a good understanding and experience in a role that involves delivering community based events and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be passionate about bringing together and creating opportunities for diverse communities to engage with art in accessible and equitable ways.

The recruitment pack for the role can be found here.

If you self-identify as being from a Global Ethnic Majority background and have demonstrable experience of programming or creating work for community groups, please state so clearly on your supporting statement.

To apply for Community and Participation Manager at NAE, please send a supporting statement (of no more than 2 pages) outlining why you want to work for the NAE and how you meet the person specification, and your CV to recruits@achates.org.uk. Applications should be sent as Word or PDF attachments by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. 

If you would like an informal conversation about this role whilst considering your application, please contact Vicki Grace at Achates Recruits, who are supporting NAE with this process. You can reach Vicki by email on vicki@achates.org.uk. These conversations will not influence the selection process.

If you require any of this information in an alternative format, then please email vicki@achates.org.uk.

Closing date for both applications: 5pm, Wednesday 19 June 2024

 

Worthing Theatres & Museum: Head of Development

Worthing Theatres & Museum (WTM) is a unique arts and heritage charity consisting of four theatres, a cinema, a museum and gallery all positioned within the heart of the town of Worthing in West Sussex. Our large portfolio of venues; Connaught Theatre, Studio and Cinema, Pavilion Theatre, Assembly Hall and Museum and Gallery bring the very best theatre, music, dance, exhibitions, film and education opportunities to our community.

WTM produces and presents a unique programme of exhibitions, live events, film and engagement opportunities. They manage and develop a highly diverse artistic programme and permanent collection and provide a vital platform for critical thinking across a range of disciplines.

Head of Development

The Head of Development is an exciting opportunity to make a significant mark on Worthing Theatres & Museum by leading the organisation’s fundraising to raise income across both revenue and capital projects. This new role will be an integral member of the Senior Management Team taking an active role in the organisation’s leadership and being an ambassador for WTM.

The postholder will work closely with the Executive team to deliver an ambitious fundraising strategy for WTM. You will be responsible for leading the team to raise vital funds integral to achieving WTM’s goals over the coming years. You will champion fundraising at WTM nurturing a culture of fundraising at all levels including with the Board, Senior Management Team and wider staff. The Head of Development will also represent WTM at a senior level with key external stakeholders including (but not limited to) Worthing Borough Council, Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and other key funders and stakeholders.

The recruitment pack for the role can be found here.

To apply for the Head of Development role at WTM, please visit their website below and fill out an application form on our recruitment portal Staffsavvy.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role whilst considering your application, please contact Vicki Grace at Achates Recruits, who are supporting WTM with this process. You can reach Vicki by email on vicki@achates.org.uk. These conversations will not influence the selection process.

If you require any of this information in an alternative format, then please email vicki@achates.org.uk.

Closing date for both applications: Monday 24 June 2024. 

 

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