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Craft Central is recruiting a Director

Craft Central is recruiting a Director

February 25, 2022

Craft Central, a registered charity supporting innovation and business development in craft, based at The Forge, Westferry Road, The Isle of Dogs E14, is recruiting a Director.

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• To lead on operations, strategy and development across the organisation with a priority on developing new, sustainable income streams while safeguarding the charitable status of the organisation.
• To work closely with the Board of Trustees to plan and develop policies to support the success of the organisation.
• To manage the team with consistent, visible and supportive leadership.
• To increase the profile of the organisation in the Craft sector.


• Developing and implementing a sustainable business model and overseeing Craft Central’s continued growth and charitable objectives.
• Establishing and maintaining strategic relationships for advocacy and identifying prospective funding opportunities for Craft Central.
• Managing Craft Central’s staff and seeing to their professional development and wellbeing at work.
• Setting the agenda for a programme of exhibitions, events, education and talks and other actions to fulfil the charity’s charitable objectives.
• Managing the occupancy of studio spaces and maximising the potential of a rich and creative community of makers.
• Representing Craft Central and advocating for the organisation both locally and nationally by developing a cohesive communication strategy and key relationships with the sector.
• Working with the Finance Officer to prepare the organisation’s annual budgets, analysing the risks and advising the board of directors on the risks and returns of the financial model.

Skills and experience
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Leadership skills and ability to manage internal and external conflicts
• Time management skills
• The ability to use judgment to make decisions
• The ability to prioritise between tasks and delegate, where possible
• Excellent planning skills to implement strategies to meet the organisation’s goals.
• The ability to manage and motivate staff
• 7 to 10 years of experience in supervision or management role with a proven track record in leading teams and achieving results.
• On-the-job management experience is essential

Education and Training requirements
• Executive-level management and leadership development programme desirable.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Arts Management or Business Administration desirable.

Working arrangements
The Director will typically work 5 days between Monday and Friday in a 35-hour work week.

To apply
Please send a CV and covering letter to peter.cload@craftcentral.org.uk – closing date for applications March 22nd 2022