TVA CEO Recruitment

Hours: 0.8 FTE: 4 days per week
Salary: (pro rata £40,000) = £32,000 per annum
Reporting to: TVA Board of Directors

Tees Valley Arts: The Art of Changing Lives

TVA is a participatory arts organisation based in Middlesbrough, working across the Tees Valley and beyond; the organisation champions participation in high-quality creative activities as a tool for improving the quality of life and learning for individuals and communities, especially those facing life’s challenges.

Our ambition to 2022 is to be nationally recognised and supported for the transformative impact of our work in the community; to grow our core staff team; diversify and grow our income; and, to expand our reach across the North of England. To achieve this, we will build on our current relationships with our key funding partners, with the Tees Valley Combined Authority and the Ministry of Justice, and by continuing to engage in the Tees Valley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025.

Summary of Role

TVA seeks a dynamic and ambitious new CEO to lead the organisation in an exciting period of growth and transition. The successful candidate will be a key ambassador on a regional and national level for TVA, embodying our values and offering a blend of creative leadership, strategic thinking, and strong management with experience in community and participatory arts, fundraising and income generation, and partnership working.

Job Description & Person Specfication

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Application Information

The application process comprises of the completion of two forms: the Personal Details Form and the Job Application Form, both of which must be submitted by email for your application to be accepted.

Application Form

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Important Dates

Application Deadline: Midday, Monday 8th May 2017
Selection: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Interviews: Tuesday 16th May 2017

How to Submit your Application

Email applications to:

Further Information

You are able to find further information about TVA on our website, please see the links below:

TVA Strategic Plan
TVA Annual Report & Accounts
TVA Projects
TVA Board Member Profiles
TVA Staff Member Profiles

For any technical problems with the form, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Neal at

For any additional enquiries about the role, please contact Rowena Sommerville, TVA CEO, on +44 (0) 1642 264 651 or by email at

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