Interim Chief Executive Officer



Salary: Circa. £55,000 - £70,000

QUAD is looking for an inspirational leader to join the organisation as Interim CEO.

About QUAD

QUAD is an international centre for engagement in contemporary art and film. Based in Derby, our mission is to transform lives through active participation in art and film including exhibitions, cinema and wide-ranging education and creative activities.

About the role

QUAD is looking for an inspirational leader passionate about the power that lived experience of arts and culture brings to directly benefit all members of society.

Dynamic, hardworking, articulate and determined, the role holder will need to demonstrate vision and have extensive experience of translating a team’s ideas and energy into high impact delivery.

With excellent influencing skills, the post holder will need to motivate, encourage, and lead the delivery of our strategic objectives and goals with a real can-do attitude and an aptitude for creative problem solving.

Forward thinking and calm under pressure, we are seeking an individual with a proven track record of driving change and delivery. We are looking for an authentic, experienced leader with political influencing skills as well as strong character and resilience.

This role is based in Derby with potential travel across the East Midlands and England.

It is an interim ‘business turnaround’ role (initial 6 month period, subject to regular review), with a requirement for an immediate start.

Salary circa. £55 – £70k. This is a senior role and salary will be commensurate based upon proven track record of innovation, strategic planning, and people management.

QUAD is committed to building more equitable, diverse and inclusivity practices and processes that drive innovation and belonging across the organisation.  With this aim, we are passionate about attracting excellent applicants from a variety of backgrounds and self-identities.  This includes those who have a lived experience of being ‘othered’ and/or has characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010*.

*The nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 are ‘age’, ‘disability’, ‘gender reassignment’ (now commonly understood as ‘gender identity’), ‘marriage and civil partnership’, ‘pregnancy and maternity’, ‘race’, ‘religion or belief’, ‘sex’, and ‘sexual orientation’.

QUAD is committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the role.

Interested to know more? Please download the job details document from the link below:

To apply

To apply please submit:

  • A completed covering letter using this template (in written or video form, details on the template)
  • Your most recent CV (which shows your full career history, no longer than three pages)

Apply by email to: 

  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by close of business on Thursday 26 August 2021.
  • The final interview and assessment process will be held on Tuesday 31 August 2021. This will take place at Derby QUAD, Market Place, Derby.

The closing date for this position is 23/08/2021 at 12:00

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