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Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network

[Applications have now closed and we will be interviewing over the coming few weeks – thanks to all who have applied.]

The Executive Director is responsible for leading the development and execution of the CDN’s long-term strategy. The immediate short-term objective is to establish the CDN as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. This leadership role entails being ultimately responsible for all day-today operational management decisions and for implementation of the long and short term plans. The Executive Director acts as a figurehead and spokesperson on behalf of the CDN members, is a direct liaison between the CEO Board, the Steering Group and the CDN itself, as well as communicating on behalf of the CDN to other stakeholders, Government authorities and the public.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of leading large multi-stakeholder programmes
  • Governance experience and an understanding of governance best practice
  • Worked successfully within politically sensitive environments
  • Acted as a spokesperson in the public arena on behalf of a particular agenda or organisation
  • Proven track record in leading the diversity and inclusion agenda
  • Managing teams and successfully delivering outcomes
  • Experience of delivering a successful change management programme
  • Project and event management
  • Business management experience, including P&L responsibilityBenefits package:

Benefits package:

  •  Competitive salary
  • 25 days’ holiday per annum (including three days over Christmas and New Year, not including Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Employer pension (automatic enrolment after 3 months, max. matched contribution of 4% salary)
  • Life assurance cover of four times annual salary 

Executive Director Application Timetable

Please make sure you are available for the dates below.

Applications open 1st December 2014
Applications close 31st December 2014
First interview scheduled Week commencing 19th January 2015
(@ Creative Skillset Offices, Focus Point, 21 Caledonian Road, London N1 9GB)


For more details, download the Executive Director job description here

Download the Executive Director application form here

All information can be obtained in an alternative format as part of any reasonable adjustment needs. If you need assistance on this please email or call us on: 07973 156569

We also allow postal applications, alongside email submissions – these must arrive by the closing date stated in the advert.
Please post any paper applications to: CDN Recruitment, c/o Carnstone, Durham House, DurhamHouse Street, London WC2N 6HG