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Executive Director (Maternity Cover)

Upswing are seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to join the team as Executive Director (maternity cover). The opportunity comes at an exciting time for Upswing as we enter creation and touring periods for two new shows; Catch Me, an outdoor work; and Seasons, a multiyear project developed and delivered with libraries in Brent.

The individual will work closely with Artistic Director / CEO, Vicki Amedume, to steward the charity over the next 9 months; supporting the delivery the business plan in 2019/20 and ensuring plans are in place for 2020/21. The role will involve working closely with Upswing’s Fundraising Associates to plan and develop applications for work in development.

Reporting to: Artistic Director /CEO

Salary: £37,000 per annum

Contract: 9 months commencing mid-August 2019

Deadline: Monday 27th May, 5pm


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How to Apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a brief statement (maximum two A4 sides) describing your suitability for the position and specifically how your past experience matches the job description and person specification. Please also complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and submit with your application.

Applicants should provide contact details for two references, we will seek your permission before making direct contact with any referees. All offers of employment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

Please submit your application by email with ‘Executive Director’ in the subject line to by 5pm on Monday 27th May 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified if they will be invited to a first interview by the end of the day on Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Deadline for applications: Monday 27th May 2019, 5pm
  • First Interviews taking place on Thursday 30th or Friday 31st May 2019
  • Second interview (if required) taking place 4th June 2019
  • Start date would ideally be the week commencing 19th August 2019
  • Handover with existing Executive Director until the 16th September 2019

If you have any questions, please email 

If you are experiencing any access concerns or issues please call or email the office and we would be happy to talk through.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for taking the time to apply.