Job Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer, Creative Youth

We are seeking expressions of interest for a Chief Executive Officer for Creative Youth.This role requires an individual with vision and experience in management and leadership, preferably in the arts and charitable sector. The successful candidate will be a skilled negotiator, able to communicate well in a range of situations, and positively influence a variety of audiences and stakeholders. Well-developed people skills are a must, as you will need to engender trust and share in the sense of direction and purpose for the organisation. The team will look to you for their focus, their motivation, and to provide a clear vision for the future.

You will be an individual with excellent organisational skills, particularly when it comes to planning and implementing events and fundraising initiatives, and delivering powerful presentations to interested donors and foundations. In particular you will have overall responsibility for fundraising, financial planning, marketing and operations. You will therefore need to be comfortable working to and being held accountable for tight deadlines and tangible results, while also being able to identify risks and ensure strategies are in place to mitigate them.

You will need to gain an appreciation of our funders, donors and supporters, and their political, philanthropic and commercial motivations, in order to apply your business and political acumen and clear understanding of the cultural landscape to achieve our fundraising goals. Your success will be measured by the achievement of our business-oriented goals in the areas of developing Creative Youth and creating a sustainable financial base for the future.

The position is suited to a team player and someone with the gravitas, credibility and ability to exercise influence and the sense of purpose to get the job done. You should have the natural ability to bring hearts and minds along with you while creating a positive organisation culture through a spirit of generosity and a sense of humour. You will have a genuine interest in serving the needs of the Young People in order to help them develop through the Arts. In short, you will be a leader and ambassador for the organisation and believe that the work we do improves young peoples opportunities.

This is an exciting role for someone wishing to lead a Charity with a growing profile and reputation. Working closely with the Chair, you will be instrumental in growing the Charity and fulfilling its potential to increase its footprint and provide its services and unique methodology to many more young people across the UK and beyond.

A full job description is available here: Chief Executive Officer, Creative Youth.

Full details of the charity’s work is available at and details of the International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston are available here

To apply:

To apply for this position please send a copy of your current C.V. and a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for this position to

Please email this address for any additional information you may require. This position is a freelance position and the role holder will be required to work flexible hours in order to deliver the contract. The engagement would be for a fixed contract until September 2018, of approximately 136 days (average 4 days a week) on an agreed daily rate (circa £170). Contract to be reviewed in September 2018. Probationary period – three months.


The closing date for this expression of interest is 5.00pm on the 5th November 2017. We will be interviewing potential candidates in November 2017.