Passionate about the Arts in Wales? Then help us fulfil our Vision -“A creative Wales where Arts is central to the life and well-being of the nation”!

£54,715 - £73,636 doe + excellent pension + flexible working

Location: Cardiff

The Arts Council of Wales exists to support and develop the Arts in Wales. It does so for the benefit of people throughout Wales and to promote Welsh art internationally.  Established by Royal Charter, it is also a Welsh Government Sponsored Body, a National Lottery distributor and a registered Charity.

The Director Operations role represents an excellent opportunity for a talented Executive/Senior professional to assume a key leadership, working at the highest levels with one of Wales’ largest charitable organisations.

As a member of the Arts Council of Wales’ Senior Leadership Team, Council’s principal executive decision-making body, the Director Operations will play an important role in helping to ensure the effective management of the Arts Council’s grant‑giving, monitoring, business intelligence and research services.  An essential part of this is providing assurance that Council’s grant management services are being managed in an accountable and appropriate manner.

The Director Operations is expected to lead the delivery of a high quality internal and external business intelligence service, as well as ensuring that business transactions with the organisations and individuals that we fund are well‑managed. The Director provides strategic leadership on all matters relating to grants management and monitoring, including providing information that contributes to our statutory reporting. Working with Council and the Chief Executive, the Director Operations devises sustainable and viable grant funding strategies that enable Council to deliver its priorities.

The successful candidate will have substantial professional experience of operating at a senior management level in a similar role within a complex financial or grant‑giving environment. Experience of working in the public sector or in the arts would be an advantage but is not essential.

We work in both English and Welsh and fluency in Welsh (both written and spoken) is desirable but not essential for this post.

We offer a wide range of benefits including flexible working hours/pattern, generous holidays and a final salary pension.

For a comprehensive candidate pack which includes both a timetable and details of how to apply, please contact the Goodson Thomas team on

Closing date: 7 May 2020

Interview date: Week commencing 1 June 2020

We operate an Equal Opportunities Recruitment Policy and welcome applications from all sections of the community in Welsh or English.