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17 Jan 2018

Vacancy: Experienced Foundation Director

The Stuart Hall Foundation is seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead the development of our work as we grow as a foundation. At present, we have an administrator who works 4 days a week supported by active Trustees. The new Director working 3 days a week will take over and lead the growth and development of the organisation.

Role Summary

The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Stuart Hall Foundation’s staff, programme and development. He or she will provide executive leadership, management and business planning. Working with the Foundation’s Trustees, the Executive Director will implement the Foundation’s strategic plans and develop collaborative partnerships in order to achieve the Foundation’s vision and objectives.

Job Description

Under the strategic guidance of the Chair, Vice-chair and the Board of Trustees the Executive Director will be responsible for the following areas of work:

Strategy and Planning
Develop a sustainable shared vision for the Foundation in consultation with the Board of Trustees, staff and principal stakeholders.
Provide executive leadership, principally through the effective development, management and monitoring of the Foundation’s strategic plan and programme of activities.
Lead the Foundation’s commitment to the principles of cultural diversity and equality.

Scholarships and Fellowships Programme & Residencies and Commissions Programme
To develop the Scholarships and Fellowships & Residencies programme in collaboration with Universities and other institutions and to develop the Commissions programme.

Public Programme
To develop and lead the public programme, setting up and running a programme of activities and events (including film screenings, panel discussions, book launches etc.).

Plan and execute a fundraising strategy to ensure the development and 
sustainability of the Foundation through the identification of funding opportunities in the public and private sectors.

External Communications
To maintain and enhance the company’s reputation within the relevant sectors and amongst the general public.
Develop and maintain external relations, including major donors and political decision-makers.
Act as an ambassador for the Foundation and develop its national and international profile.

To work with the Administrator to
oversee financial management, to set and maintain annual budgets.
ensure the delivery of timely management accounts.
ensure that the Foundation, its Board and staff comply with all legal obligations and the highest ethical standards expected of charitable organisations.

Lead the relationship with the Foundation’s Board and be responsible for effective communication with the Chair and Trustees; also with the Foundation's partners including universities, and with Fellows and donors.
Report regularly to the Board on progress in achieving the Foundation’s vision and objectives and on the implementation of strategic and business plans.
To support the achievements of the Board’s individual and collective objectives.

Experience and Abilities


Ability to work strategically, delivering a vision for the organization and drawing up and delivering a business plan;
Ability to develop and deliver an artistic programme, including running of events;
Experience of running a department or organisation including;
financial management and reporting and budget accountability;
Communication and advocacy skills to engage and influence national and international audiences and media;
Experience of successful fundraising both from the public and private sectors;


Knowledge of Stuart Hall’s work;
Knowledge of charity governance and relevant legislation 
Experience of developing and delivering an online programme;

What we offer 

Flexible working hours, friendly and supportive work environment. 

Appointment process and how to apply

Salary: £45-60,000 pro rata (depending on skills and experience)
Working hours: 3 days per week
Holidays: 25 days’ holiday plus statutory public holidays per annum on a pro rata basis
Location: Central London

Appointment subject to an initial 3 months’ period of probation, during
which performance will be regularly reviewed. On completion of the
probationary period, notice will be one month on either side. References essential.

To apply please send your CV accompanied by a covering letter (one
side of A4 maximum) explaining why you are seeking this position and
how you fit the criteria. Please provide contact details of two referees, we will not contact your referees without your permission.

For any enquiries, please contact Ilze Rieba at

Closing date for applications Friday16th February.

Interviews with successful candidates will be held on Friday 23rd February in Central London.