Woolwich Works – Director

Woolwich Works

What can you receive?
£75,000 per annum


27 March 2023

Woolwich Works is a multi-million-pound cultural hub in the old military buildings of the Royal Arsenal that opened in September 2021. Our spaces include a stunning 1500m2 former factory performance and events venue, rehearsal and performance studios, event spaces, outdoor courtyard, community hub, and a beautiful, buzzing café bar.

The venue’s café and gallery spaces have been combined to create an informal performance venue for up to 220 people, putting the site’s live performance programme front and centre of the organisation. We’re home to a number of world class resident artistic companies, including Chineke! Orchestra, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein and internationally renowned theatre company, Punchdrunk.

The Candidate

We’re looking for an experienced management professional from the creative and cultural sector. You’ll have worked in significant (in terms of both size and profile) arts, entertainment or cultural organisations in a senior managerial capacity, with proven skills and experience on the ‘business’ side of the organisation, especially growing commercial income.

Although a finance background isn’t required, you’ll be financially competent and commercially astute, and you’ll also have a decent working understanding of relevant legal aspects (particularly in respect of dealing with contracts and HR).

You’ll have experience of charity governance and delivering against a charity’s mission and objectives, and you’ll be used to writing papers and reporting to a Board. A confident communicator, you’ll be well-practised in managing multiple stakeholders, comfortable working in a political environment, and ideally have experience of working within an independent organisation that works in close partnership with the public sector.

You’ll be the conduit through which many people’s ideas and aspirations are translated into tangible actions for a small and specialist team, whilst ensuring the ongoing success and stability of the business. As such, you’ll be happy working both strategically and operationally, and willing to work hard and get your hands dirty.

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