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Director, Sector Support Agency for Age and Culture (part time)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: CIX-14956

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/01/2020

Salary: £52,559 to £62,727 per annum (pro rata) (Depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Cultural Institutions

School/ Directorate: Manchester Museum

Hours per week: 0.5 FTE

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible for 3 Years fixed term

Are you committed to challenging ageism and excited about the potential of creativity, arts and culture to change lives? Manchester Museum and partners in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and Greater Manchester Combined Authority have secured funding from The Baring Foundation to establish The Agency, a sector support organisation for age and culture in England and are looking to appoint a Director. 

The role of Director will lead on the development of The Agency. The Agency will investigate the profound shifts needed to tackle ageism and create sustainable age friendly culture and communities. By leading The Agency, you will enable it to act as an advocate to funders and policy makers and be able to connect people and organisations leading age friendly culture across England and beyond. In its first year, the agency will initiate a major investigation into diversity, age and the cultural sector. 

This is your opportunity to design, lead and develop a programme that will advocate for creative ageing. You are someone that can inspire artists, cultural organisations and the public to lead activities across the country and persuade the media, policy makers and funders to get involved.

This is a national role and whilst a presence in Manchester is required, there is flexibility to work from home.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. 

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

***PLEASE NOTE*** Interviews are due to be held on Wednesday 22nd January 2020.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Emma Horridge
Technical support:
Tel:     0161 850 2004
General enquiries:
Tel:     0161 275 4499
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date
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