THE ARAB BRITISH CENTRE IS HIRING
AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DEADLINE MIDDAY ON FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2015
The Arab British Centre is an award-winning, independent, non-political, non-religious, charitable organisation which works to improve the British public’s understanding of the Arab world.
The Centre organises and promotes artistic and cultural events relating to the Arab world, and hosts a regular programme of activities including Arabic calligraphy, Arabic language and Oud courses. The Centre is also home to permanent and temporary collections of contemporary art, has a specialised library open to the public, and recognises those working in similar fields through its Award for Culture. In addition to its regular on-site activities, the Centre has worked on a number of one-off projects in external locations, including Safar, a week-long series of popular Arab cinema which took place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London in September 2012 and 2014.
In April 2013 the Arab British Centre became the first organisation to win the prestigious UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture.
Since the Centre was founded in 1977, it has housed and subsidised other like-minded organisations involved in Arab-British relations in its premises in Gough Square.
About the role
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Arab British Centre according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Trustees. The post holder will have responsibility for delivering development and growth of the charity, operational management and the overall successful delivery of the charity’s registered objectives, that is, ‘to advance the education of the public in the culture, art, science, religion, economy and contemporary history of the Arab World including by providing and maintaining a centre for the dissemination of such information.’
£35,000 – £45,000 (dependent on experience)
Please send your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line:” Executive Director Job Vacancy” (please note that CVs submitted without cover letters will not be considered). Please note that applicants need to have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: Midday on Friday 13 March 2015
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