Sydenham Arts is looking to recruit an experienced Managing Director to run our arts charity based in SE London and to steer our organisation through a crucial period of consolidation and growth. 

Over the last 18 months Sydenham Arts has evolved from mounting an annual summer Festival to offering a year-round multi-arts programme. Next year, from our base in Sydenham, South East London, and working in partnership with local musicians and artists, we will roll out an exciting programme including classical music, film and visual arts. Alongside these events we will bring outreach workshops into local schools and care homes, and collaborate with local health services to offer movement and dance to people with Parkinson’s Disease. 

At this crucial time in our evolution, we’re looking for an experienced, diligent organiser to lead and manage this programme, seek out and develop new projects and partnerships and direct the day to day running of the company, working alongside the Board of Trustees and Finance Manager. 

This will be a varied position that will ensure the charity’s strategic programmes are delivered efficiently and to the highest standard. You will manage company operations and oversee administration, manage the planning and delivery of our professional arts programme, lead outreach to our audience, volunteers and supporters, work with the Finance Manager in keeping management accounts and cashflow budgets up to date, and develop reports and presentations for the charity Trustees, funders and partners. 

You will join us at a time of consolidation and growth, developing this role to support the sustainable functioning of the organisation into the future. 

Employment type: Freelance contract for 9 months, renewable subject to funding 

Remuneration: £29,120 pro-rata (£16 per hour) 

Hours: flexible hours up to 65 per month, with occasional evening and weekend work required. Holidays by arrangement (unpaid). 

Work location: Sydenham Arts office is at the Sydenham Centre, 44A Sydenham Road, London SE26 5QX. Occasional travel around South East London may be required. 

Application process 

To apply, please send your CV plus a covering letter (no more than 3 sides of A4) setting out how you meet the essential and desirable elements of the person specification and email, together with a Personal Detail and Declaration form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form 

Application Deadline: 20 January 2020 

Interviews: 28 – 30 January 2020 

Start date: 17 February 2020 (subject to references and satisfactory DBS clearance)