Job Opportunity: Director of OVADA

Last edited by OVADA Gallery on 5 February 2021
Salary / Fee: 
£30,000 - £34,000 pro rata depending on experience
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 7 March, 2021
OVADA Director Job Opportunity

Our new Director will bring their considerable experience, artistic vision and an imaginative approach to lead OVADA and further its aims and objectives. The ideal candidate will be flexible and reliable, with excellent communication and organisational skills. We are looking for a creative thinker and decision maker, with experience and knowledge of development work and revenue generation within the creative sector. They will be entrepreneurial in outlook but sympathetic to OVADA’s mission and aims as a not-for-profit community arts organisation. In addition to being proactive in approach, they will be able to respond quickly and appropriately to changing and challenging situations.

They will have some experience of managing a small team, There are three part-time staff already in post: Programme Coordinator 16 hours; Engagement Coordinator 16 hours; Facilities Manager 8 hours.

30 hours per week(exact hours to be agreed)
£30,000 - £34,000 pro rata depending on experience
This is a freelance contract initially for 12 months

For more information

Download the Job Description -
Download the OVADA Vision Document -

Closing date for applications: 10pm Sunday March 7th
Interviews: Week starting March 21st
Start date: May 1st 2021 (Negotiable)

Please send a letter of application outlining your interest and suitability for the role, including your relevant experience, along with your CV, by email to:

This is your opportunity to help us understand how you meet the requirements of the tasks and responsibilities outlined in the Job Description. Please refer carefully to the Person Specification and explain why you think you would perform well in this job using examples from your experience, which may be through work, volunteer or other life experiences. We use your CV to contextualise your letter of application.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we are only accepting applications by email and not able to receive applications by post, unless agreed in advance.

You will receive an email to confirm receipt of your application but we will not assess any applications until after the deadline.

If you do not hear from us by the shortlist informed date, you may assume that you have not been selected to attend an Interview on this occasion. We regret that we are unable to offer feedback to applicants.

We are committed to inclusive and accessible recruitment, this includes making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process for people who have a disability. If you would like us to provide recruitment information or application documents in an alternative format, please contact us to let us know how we can help:

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