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Paintings in Hospitals

Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic and efficient new leader to take Paintings in Hospitals through the next phase of its development.

Paintings in Hospitals is a leading, national arts-in-health organisation. Through our wide-ranging activities and programmes using the visual arts, we aim to improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life for all in health and social care.

We are looking for an imaginative, dynamic and efficient new leader to take Paintings in Hospitals through the next phase of its development. This will include an office move, the finalisation of a new strategic plan and the implementation of a new sustainable operating model. 

Working with the charity’s trustees, Patrons, staff team and supporters, the charity’s new Director will coordinate the vision and strategic focus of the charity. They will be responsible for finalising and delivering the charity’s strategic objectives, streamlining its operational activities; ensuring strong governance and compliance, and leading on human resources, fundraising and finance. The Director will also work with the team on new programming and communications.

Applicants should have:

  • Strong leadership credentials
  • Business planning and the ability to think strategically
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills
  • Proven success in fundraising and growing income
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.

You will build on recent positive developments through a track record of achieving targets whilst balancing competing demands. In addition, you will have a flair for articulating a strong vision and demonstrating the impact the charity’s activities provide – whilst gathering more evidence through evaluation and research.

The successful applicant will be passionate about the visual arts and have an understanding of how arts programmes can improve wellbeing, health and recovery. You will be driven, self-motivated and have the ability to manage a challenging and diverse workload through excellent time management.

As an effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, you will have the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds and the ability to manage and inspire a small team.

The role is based in London, with some travel throughout the UK. Weekend and evening work may be required from time to time. The charity will also consider part-time (pro-rata) applications at a minimum of 4 days per week.

Applicants should submit their CV, current/most recent salary, and a short covering statement (of no more than two pages) to outline their suitability for the role. This should be emailed no later than 5pm, Monday 10th February 2020.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.