Head of Cultural Enterprise and Operations, PO10 full time
Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place where people want to live, raise a family, and start a business. It’s also a fantastic place to work, as we do all we can to improve the lives of residents and maintain the borough’s reputation as an attractive place to visit and invest in. We’re looking for candidates with initiative, resolve and creativity to help us build on our successes as the Mayor of London’s first-ever London Borough of Culture and so expectations, confidence and ambitions are high.
The Head of Cultural Enterprise and Operations, within the Culture and Heritage team, will lead and develop the cultural business strategy, support the strategic development of the service to deliver excellent customer service, building operations and maximise our marketing and development opportunities to enhance the brand and profile of Waltham Forest Culture, leading to sustainable growth. You will provide the leadership, commercial and operational expertise to contribute to a thriving cultural borough, including the award-winning William Morris Gallery, Vestry House Museum and a range of ambitious arts and event activities, and links with the Walthamstow Wetlands. You will drive forward a data-led approach to business development, bring clear budget and income management, and develop high quality, welcoming and accessible venue operations.
We are looking for an individual with market awareness partnered with a strategic mindset and entrepreneurial outlook and an understanding of the culture sector to ensure that Waltham Forest continues to grow as a borough of culture where diversity flourishes. Supporting and empowering our local artists, creative sector and communities to deliver inclusive, relevant and high-quality cultural activities, we also work closely with our colleagues in economic growth to boost the reopening of our high streets, deliver longer term cultural infrastructure projects including the partnership with Soho Theatre to deliver a new comedy venue in the heart of the borough, and connect people to jobs.
Waltham Forest Council recognises that diversity is a strength and what people bring through their personal experiences, background and identity significantly enhances our ability to deliver to our staff and residents. Therefore, we would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background, those who identify as disabled and individuals from the LGBTQI+ community.
In your application, please make sure you show how you can meet the job specific accountabilities and demonstrate the experience required. Interviews are planned for the 18th and 19th January 2022. For further information or a discussion, please contact Lorna Lee firstname.lastname@example.org.