Programme Director

Closing date:

Visit County Durham

Visit County Durham Ltd has an opportunity for an experienced creative Programme Director. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading the strategic direction, management, and successful execution of Into the Light, a multi-million-pound, multi-partnership cultural programme in County Durham.

Into the Light is a transformative programme that will drive long-lasting growth in County Durham through creative collaboration. Over the next three years, it will cultivate talent, widen access to creative education, enhance skills, and break down barriers in the creative industries.

The Programme Director will be instrumental in ensuring that the programme addresses place-specific challenges through cultural and creative interventions that lever local assets, empower communities, grow the cultural infrastructure and share outcomes and experiences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

This dynamic role entails developing comprehensive strategic plans aligned with organisational objectives and stakeholder priorities, leading programme fundraising and reporting, ensuring partnership and stakeholder relationships, and embedding collaboration across all programme activity.

You will play a pivotal role in driving innovation, fostering creativity, and building the capacity and resource to ensure the delivery of cultural experiences that inspire and engage diverse audiences and participants.

Travel within the county and beyond is required.

Budget £60 – £65,000 p.a. (FT, fixed-term to March 2027)

Deadline 8 July 2024

Room SF1C, 2nd Floor Salvus House Aykley Heads Durham DH1 5TS

Please download and read the full job description and person specification below. To apply, please send a current CV with a written statement (max. 2 sides of A4) in support of your application, highlighting the skills, experience and expertise you would bring to the role.

Interviews will be held in Durham the w/c 22 July.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Michelle Gorman, Managing Director, Visit County Durham.

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