Creu Cymru is the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales. Established in 2001 through an initiative by the sector, Creu Cymru nurtures and supports a vibrant, sustainable and flourishing network of venues across Wales.   

The trustees are looking for a dynamic new Director to shape the future vision of the organisation - devising, developing and leading on a long-term, strategic programme of change for Creu Cymru in partnership with the members, the Board and funders. As a membership driven organisation, the Director will have excellent communication and negotiation skills and be someone who actively promotes consultation and partnership.  You will have the vision and passion necessary to drive Creu Cymru forward to the next stage of its development, ensuring it delivers value for money and excellent representation for its members.

As Director, this is an exciting opportunity for someone to build on the excellent work that Creu Cymru has delivered for its members and for the wider cultural sector since its inception.  By building on the organisation’s achievements to date, the Director will ensure its long term sustainability through sound business planning, partnership and member development and fundraising.  The creation of a new vision for Creu Cymru which aligns with membership needs and the strategic goals of the Arts Council of Wales will ensure the organisation can make a positive impact in addressing the challenges facing the cultural sector in Wales.

The Director will be responsible for leading and supporting the staff team which is currently comprised of the Administrator and Hynt Project Administrator.  

For more information see http://www.creucymru.com/creu-cymru-seeking-director/

Salary: circa £45k per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week, evening and weekends as and when required

Location: Wales-wide (currently work from home)

Contract: Permanent

Pension:  Creu Cymru pays 5% of qualifying earnings. From October 2018 onwards the employees started paying 3%, the amount that Creu Cymru pays will be up for revision annually.

Home working allowance:  Creu Cymru staff get paid £40 a month towards home work allowance, this is taxable. Laptop and mobile phone provision will be available if required.

Travel allowance:  At present Creu Cymru staff receive 40p per mile towards using their car for work purposes, and 45p per mile if carrying a passenger.

Holiday: 25 days per year

The trustees will consider offering a competitive relocation allowance should our preferred candidate be currently based outside of Wales.

If you have not heard from us by the date shown for interview, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time. If this is the case we hope that you will consider applying for other vacancies at Creu Cymru in the future and we thank you for your time and effort in submitting your application. 

This recruitment is being handled on behalf of Creu Cymru by Richard Newton Consulting. Please contact Liz Brown with any questions you may have or feedback, on 029 20 397 341 or via recruitment@richard-newton.co.uk. Liz can also arrange for you to have an informal conversation about the role with a member of the Board. Please contact this office should you require any of the information in alternative formats.

Application closing date is 10am on Friday the 25th October

Interviews will be held in Cardiff on Tuesday 29th October with potential second round on Friday 1st November.

Closing date: 25/10/2019