Job Description and Personal Specification.
Job Title General Secretary (Company Director)
Reports to Artistic Director
Summary of Role and Responsibilities
The General Secretary has overall responsibility for the management of the company and for the development and implementation of its artistic output. As a company executive officer, the General Secretary is responsible for aligning the company internally and externally with its strategic vision. The General Secretary reports to, and works in collaboration with, the company’s Artistic Director.
The General Secretary translates the company’s mission statement into theatrical productions. She/he facilitates the maintenance, development and review of the company’s philosophy as stated in its vision and mission statements, in consultation with the Artistic Director and other key personnel. A summary of particular duties follows.
Management and Financial
Act as the certifying official on all contractual or legal matters.
In conjunction with Artistic Director, prepare, monitor and oversee company’s operational and production budgets.
Work with the Artistic Director and other key personnel to create, update, implement and evaluate the company’s Business Plan.
Attend all regularly constituted Board meetings as required.
Keep all key personnel fully informed of plans and outcomes by compiling and presenting a report for each board meeting and special project reports as required.
Take responsibly form ensuring that the Company conforms to all financial, legal, statutory and contractual requirements.
Advocacy and Relationship Building
Represent the company and act as a positive advocate for the company and its work with funding bodies, management and theatre organisations, local and national government, press and the media, and venue managements.
Build, develop and sustain positive avocation working relationships with various organizations and individuals that will help to facilitate the realisation of the company’s mission and vision.
Develop, articulate and deliver a creative programme in line with the company's vision and mission statements and aims and objectives, and within given resources.
Develop partnerships with other relevant creative organisations in UK and abroad.
Oversee recruitment of all performers and creative personnel.
Manage and provide effective leadership on all aspects of the company's production processes.
Ensure the company sets and maintains highest possible standards in all productions.
Play an active role in securing funding, to include contributing to fundraising applications and maintaining relationships with key funders, especially Arts Council England.
Inspire new funders through the expression and delivery of a compelling artistic vision.
Marketing and Media
Oversee the company's press and media relations strategy, including planning and executing effective press, publicity and marketing campaigns for all productions.
Act as the key company spokesperson for the media.
Facilitate the development of media skills within the company.
Personnel and Staff
Agree job descriptions, interview applicants and appoint staff for key positions.
Agree a staff appraisal procedure and undertake staff appraisals, if required.
Manage all staff, including those recruited to deliver a production, in a fair, equitable and effective manner.
Education and Outreach
Support any education programmes that may be arranged.
Encourage the emergence and nurturing of new talent and new work.
Carry out such responsibilities as the Artistic Director may reasonably require within the remit of the General Secretary.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Salary: c. £27,000 per annum
Holiday: 30 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays), rising to 35 after 2 year’s service.
Contract: A fixed-term contract of 1 year, 3 month probationary period.
The General Secretary will be required to work such hours as are required to effectively carry out the requirements of the job.
The contract with the Secretary will be framed to allow the inherent flexibility required of such a post-holder whilst adhering to the letter and spirit of relevant employment legislation.
The starting date is to be negotiated but is expected to be in October 2012.
PLEASE APPY WITH C.V. AND COVERING LETTER BY 12NOON SEPTEMBER 21ST 2012
82 St. Stephens Road
Essential and Desirable Qualities
At least 5 years’ professional experience in the performing arts.
An outstanding record of achievement in leading performing arts projects.
Strong team leading ship and interpersonal skills.
Skills in developing new projects and nurturing artists.
Excellent communication skills, especially in presentation and advocacy.
Active knowledge of the touring/producing houses circuit.
Excellent management skills.
A record of supporting emerging talent.
Financial management skills and experience of budget management.
Aptitude for policy creation.
Fundraising expertise and experience of managing relationships with funders.
Experience in producing and overseeing work that has toured extensively.
Strong, positive existing relationships with renowned organisations and individuals within the theatre and wider culture.
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