Head of Finance and Operations

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is recruiting for a key member of the senior management team to work alongside the incoming new Executive Director. Your main responsibility will be to develop, manage, review and maintain all financial systems and records, together with taking overall responsibility for office operations and the premises. This opportunity to have an important role in the Guild will interest someone who is also a good communicator and interested in contemporary craft and the value it brings to makers and audiences. The ability to lead a small but diverse team and to monitor business performance is paramount, as are organisational skills and attention to detail.
Alongside that you will be a team worker with the ability to work with colleagues to analyse issues holistically and provide reasoned judgment. All staff members are also expected to be able to act as an advocate for the organisation and the crafts sector.
Deadline for applications: Noon, Monday 21 August 2017
Interviews: Tuesday 5 September

For more information and how to apply please click the links below.

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Seeking new Board Members

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is seeking Trustees to complement the skills of our existing and highly valued Board Members.
You would need to be able to make a commitment to the Guild and have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.  Our priority area for recruitment is for a Trustee with an accounting background, to contribute to our Finance Working Group.  However we are also interested to talk to you if you have experience in planning law or capital development, retail development / online selling, or fundraising.

We are able to pay travel expenses and Trustees will be expected to contribute on average one day per month to include Board meetings, an Annual General Meeting, the annual Board and staff planning day and attendance at exhibitions and events.

For an informal chat or more information please contact Erica Steer, Executive Director on 01626 832223 or

For Trustee recruitment information click here...
To fill in a Trustee skills and experience audit FORM click here...

Please download the skills FORM, fill in electroncially and email back - or print out, fill in by hand and post back to us.

Closing date for expressions of interest:  Ongoing...






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