Creativity Works seeks a Legacy Director.
We are seeking for someone who can manage, shape and pass on to a new generation a legacy of 40 years imaginative and creative work.
Based in the North East Somerset town of Radstock, Creativity Works has worked as a social arts agency, developing programmes and projects that have helped to transform people and places by unlocking their creative potential.
Our multi-artform programme that includes festivals, artists residencies, creative workshops, exhibitions, celebratory events and public art. We focus our energies on audiences in communities underserved by traditional arts provision and on artists, nurturing their talent over the long term and offering training and support so they could develop and thrive. We are proud of what has been achieved but now it’s time to hand our legacy on to others.
Creativity Works has had a regular funding relationship with the Arts Council England (ACE) since 2017, but in April 2023 this came to an end. As these funds provided nearly all of our core income that covered staff and other essential overhead costs, this put the financial future of the organisation in doubt.
Using reserves and Transition funds from ACE has enabled the organisation to deliver existing projects and programmes to which it is committed but having operated without a Director to lead the organisation since November, we now face the departure of our last employee in August, leaving us without any staff.
The Board of Trustees has decided therefore that in such circumstances we should cease operation and wind the charity up but do so in such a manner to preserve as much of Creativity Works’ legacy and learning as possible and hand its assets, if possible, to others with similar values and aims.
We are looking for a Legacy Director who can take on a short-term commitment to take charge of the organisation and oversee the necessary administrative, financial and legal processes involved, manage existing contracts and commitments, put in place plans for winding down or handing over to other delivery organisations and liaise with stakeholders, funders and partners to shape and hand on Creativity Works creative and artistic legacy.
We are seeking someone diligent, confident and experienced in working in a third sector organisation who can liaise with a wide variety of stakeholders and funders, artists and participants, as well as ensuring full compliance with legal and financial regulations and procedures. The Legacy Director will work closely with the Chair of the Board of Trustees and be supported with all necessary legal and financial professional advice.
Remuneration: £38,000 pro rata on a freelance basis. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, with a contract running until October 31st, although this could be extended if the Board thinks it is necessary.
We can be flexible about working arrangements but what is important is that we have someone who can commit to efficiently winding down the organisation and leading on creating and sharing a lasting legacy.
Ideally the role is full time but this is negotiable, but we would like a minimum of at least 3 days a week, one of which should be a Monday and with at least one day in our office in Radstock.
Please email Martin Pople, Chair of the Board of Trustees, at email@example.com with a brief CV and a contact telephone number for a preliminary discussion.
Creativity Works Legacy Director
£38,000 pro rata on a freelance basis
3 days +
part time / full time
Radstock and home working
Monday, 7 August 2023