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Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Working pattern & location: flexible working will be considered, however this role requires on-site working at least four days per week; occasional evening and weekend working is necessary due to event delivery.

Salary: Between £39,000 and £42,000 dependent on experience

Contract: Permanent, subject to review in the first six months

Reporting to: Director

The Deputy Director is central to the delivery of Wysing’s ambitious activity. The Deputy Director works closely with the Director and Wysing’s senior management team, contributing actively and creatively to the shaping and delivery of Wysing’s sustainability, as well as overseeing organisational operations. Line managing a team of four people, in addition to freelancers and contractors, the Deputy Director supervises administration, site and resource management, financial management, staffing and governance.  

Deputy Director

We’re looking for someone with experience of managing organisational operations, and preferably with knowledge of commercial income generation. We’d like to appoint someone with shared values, who has the same desire to create a more equitable world, a commitment to environmental sustainability, and who understands the importance of supporting and championing artists, creativity and imagination.

Wysing is committed to equity and we acknowledge that certain areas of society are not proportionally represented within the arts sector. We are doing what we can to correct this. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background. We are particularly keen to receive applications from those who identify as from marginalised backgrounds based on any protected characteristic including age, racialisation, gender identity or sexuality, disability or long term health condition, pregnancy, maternity or marital status, religion or belief, and class background or class identity.

Key Duties:

  • To take responsibility for Finance, Resources, and Governance at Wysing Arts Centre.
  • To work with the Director to develop and review Wysing’s strategy, objectives and vision, Business Plan and Arts Council England National Portfolio funding agreement, monitoring performance against key objectives. 
  • To play an active role in shaping a sustainable future for Wysing, including maximising income generation, reducing environmental impact and working with the Director and Senior Management to develop and implement Wysing’s equality, diversity and inclusion plan.  
  • To represent Wysing amongst stakeholders, and deputise for the Director as appropriate.

For the full information pack, including the detailed job description, click here. 

How to Apply

Please take a look at the full information pack before applying. If you need the information in a different format, please let us know. 

Fill in the application form, here on Submittable. 

We ask for your employment history, a statement of interest as well as how you meet the person specification. We welcome applications in video or audio format if required. 

The application deadline is midnight on Friday 22 July 2022. 

First round interviews are planned for week commencing 1 August 2022. Second round interviews are planned for week commencing 8 August 2022. Wysing reserves the right to amend this recruitment timeline.