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Chief Executive, Woodhorn Charitable Trust

£70,000 per annum plus benefits 

Woodhorn Charitable Trust, also known as Museums and Archives Northumberland, exists to inspire, engage and connect people to Northumberland, its history and culture by running a high-quality network of museums and archives that provide exciting and stimulating exhibitions, community outreach and education programmes. Many thousands of people each year either visit one of our sites or engage with our community projects or online resources. In 2015, the Trust had its best ever year in terms of impact, income and visitor growth. 

Answerable to the Trustee Board, the Chief Executive is the public face of the organisation, and is key in both driving forward the strategic ambitions of the charity and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders, partners and funders. 

The incoming Chief Executive will be joining at a key moment with a clear remit to develop and implement a new medium-to-long term strategy and plan for development and expansion. The Trustees are therefore seeking a proven strategic level operator with the compelling blend of an inclusive and inspiring leadership style, the political acumen and influencing skills to develop effective partnerships, and an entrepreneurial and creative outlook with a commitment to inclusion and community engagement. Previous experience in the cultural or related sectors is desirable as is charity governance.  

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit or contact our retained advisers, Mike Dixon and Sarah Walker at Dixon Walter on 0191 500 5500 or at

The closing date for applications is Friday 23 September 2016.

Final stage assessment and selection will be held at Woodhorn on Friday 21 October 2016.