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Head of Business Planning


Opportunity type:Permanent, Full-time 

Working hours:36 hours per week 

Salary:£45,000 per annum 

Location:St Ives 

Closing date:04 September 2022 at midnight 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Leadership Team of Tate St Ives and advance its key institutional goals in the years ahead. Tate St Ives’s vision is to be a valued part of Cornwall, offering life-changing experiences through its ambitious and internationally recognised programme.

Building on the success of its recent capital refurbishment and extension in late 2017, Tate St Ives is now able to present exhibitions and displays focusing on the history of Modern Art and St Ives year-round alongside a contemporary exhibitions programme and a wide range of opportunities for audience engagement and learning. Tate St Ives acts as a vital local resource in Cornwall as well as an international centre of art and exchange and was awarded the highly prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year Award 2018. The gallery is also responsible for the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Hepworth’s second studio, the Palais de Danse, which is currently the focus of a major capital campaign to develop and reactivate the site for future public use.

You will take a lead role in developing Tate St Ives and the related sites relating to Barbara Hepworth’s legacy in the areas of your responsibility, while working in collaboration with colleagues across different teams. In this role, working closely with the Tate St Ives Director and as part of the gallery’s Leadership Team, you will lead on all financial and business planning, budgeting, reporting and forecasting.

Entrepreneurial and proactive, with substantial experience of business and financial management you have a creative approach to problem-solving and project management. You are a leader who develops and maintains strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally. You ideally possess experience of capital developments or large-scale projects within an arts or heritage context.

The role is based in Cornwall, with visits to London to strategically meet with key colleagues approximately once a quarter. From a similar role and adept at balancing competing demands, above all, you’ll be excited by the opportunity to join Tate St Ives and support its ambitious plans for the years ahead.

Recruitment to this position is being handled by an external agency, Counterculture.

See our candidate pack here for further information.

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Application Information

Recruitment to this position is being handled by an external agency, Counterculture.

Please contact Sue Wilcox if you have any queries.

Email: recruitment@counterculturellp.com

Please send CV and covering letter to recruitment@counterculturellp.com addressing the following points:
• Why you want to work for Tate St Ives
• What experiences and skills do you have that you feel will illustrate your suitability for the role of Head of Strategy and Business Planning at Tate St Ives.