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Deputy Director, Open School East

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Open School East (OSE) is a free, independent art school and community space that focuses on collective learning through the arts. We are a National Portfolio Organisation, supported by Arts Council England. Job Role OSE is recruiting for a Deputy Director to support the day-to-day running of the organisation, taking specific responsibility for the financial, operational and business management of the organisation and for creating an environment in which artistic excellence can flourish. The Deputy Director is responsible for the organisation’s overall budget and overseeing all project budgets; producing management accounts; monitoring and managing raised funds; human resources and building operations of the organisation; leading on safeguarding, policies, and ensuring that the building/artists studios adhere to health and safety regulations. The Deputy Director will work jointly with the Director in fundraising and reporting to funders. The Deputy Director will have significant strategic financial and business planning experience, preferably with experience of working within an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (ACE NPO) and with a proven track record of managing financial systems, operations and budgets. This role will contribute substantially to the delivery of our activities and have a real impact on artists and young people’s lives. Once settled into the role there will be the opportunity for the Deputy Director to develop and lead on a project or piece of work that is inline with the organisation’s core mission and values. Application Please download the full Job Description and monitoring form attached. To apply please send a CV, cover letter (2 pages max) outlining your relevant experience and motivation for this role, and a completed monitoring form. Should you have any question with regards to the role, please contact [email protected] We encourage applications from all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, national origins, religions as well as parents/carers, people living with disabilities and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and any other groups that could bring diverse experience and perspectives to our organisation. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 14 July 2021, 10am GMT 1st Interviews to be held: Friday 16 July 2021 2nd Interviews to be held: w/c 19 July 2021

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