28 April 2022

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An Lanntair is now recruiting for a new Chief Executive – a tremendously exciting opportunity for someone with the right experience and skillset to lead this popular Outer Hebridean based arts centre.

JOB TITLE: Chief Executive
SALARY: ÂŁ45,000 plus company pension
HOURS OF WORK: Full time – 35 hours per week
(job share and other flexible working arrangements would be considered).
LOCATION: An Lanntair, Stornoway
LINE MANAGER: Chairperson of An Lanntair’s Board of Trustees
HOLIDAYS: 36 days inclusive of eight public holidays.

The purpose of the Chief Executive role is to lead the organisation, creating a supportive, nurturing team environment, and providing inspirational strategic leadership across An Lanntair’s activities.
The Chief Executive will provide inspirational and charismatic leadership for the whole organisation, driving forward an innovative creative programme to deliver the organisation’s vision and mission.
The board and management team of An Lanntair are very clear about the challenges facing us after an extraordinary two years. We know there will have to be a major reset of our business over the coming year, especially as we prepare for application for the next cycle of Regular Funded Organisation funding from Creative Scotland. We know that there will be fierce competition for limited resources.
Most of our activity takes place in our very fine, but complex, centre, which is now 17 years old. We are immediately faced with big increases in energy and other costs, and pressure on all aspects of our own activity, and on the business of our catering partner, Elior UK.
We cannot be certain yet about how, and over what period of time, audiences and other service users will return to levels that contribute substantially to our earned income. We are working hard to finalise an audience development plan and have recruited to our marketing team to enhance our engagement with our communities. The new Chief Executive will have to be prepared for these and other challenges.
Further details, including full job description and person specification, can be found on An Lanntair’s website:
Applicants are invited to review all carefully and submit a detailed letter of application, together with their Curriculum Vitae, by post or email to: David Green, Chairperson
An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DS

Location: Na h-Eileanan Siar

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The deadline is Monday 09 May 2022 at 17:00.


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