SICK! Festival seeks Executive Director

Closing Date: 17 May 2021

SICK! Festival

Location: Manchester

Remuneration: £40-45k


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Manchester-based SICK! Productions is looking for a dynamic and proactive individual to join us, to work closely with our CEO/Artistic Director and our fantastic team to help us achieve our potential and grow our impact and reach.

We are a diversity-led arts organisation which shines a light on the complexities of mental and physical health. We give voice to the experiences of diverse and often marginalised communities by presenting an outstanding international arts programme, which encourages participants, audiences and partners to learn from and talk about difficult and challenging issues, so often hidden from public view.

We’re looking for someone who brings creative business leadership, successful fundraising experience and strong financial management skills, and who is also passionate about, and interested in, the areas in which SICK! operates – arts, health, diversity, community development and international work.

The Executive Director leads the business development and operation of the charity, maximising resources and ensuring the organisation is run effectively. We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic communicator, confident in representing SICK! Productions externally and building collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at a senior level.

We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and we actively welcome candidates who are currently underrepresented in the arts including people of colour, those who self-identify as LGBTQIA+, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and those who self-identify as disabled.

We are aware that everyone has different commitments in their work and home lives and we are open to requests for varied working hours or work patterns. These will be considered taking into account the impact on the organisation and work colleagues.

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