Welcome to the opportunities area of our website. Here you will find details of our current vacancies, including both paid and volunteering roles.
We currently have the following vacancies available.

Development Director

Job Description

Job Title:    Development Director

Works in Partnership with Artistic Director

Location:  Cinderford, Forest of Dean

Salary: £17.46 per hour, £21,790 per annum (£36,317 Full Time Equivalent)

Hours: 24 (3 days) 


  • To work with the Artistic Director in leading the organisation
  • To produce the Artspace Business Plan in partnership with Colleagues and Trustees and  monitor, evaluate and report on progress against it
  • Work with the Artistic Director, Programme Manager and Finance and HR officer to set and oversee project and organisational budgets
  • Contribute to the updating of organisational policies
  • To line manage staff, tutors and volunteers
  • To oversee the New Mercury building management and Health and Safety
  • To manage and report on the Arts Council England NPO contract ensuring that Artspace meets Investment Principles and Activities targets
  • To manage and report on the Forest of Dean District Council contract
  • To liaise with and work in partnership with outside bodies, funders, organisations and the Community
  • To manage other projects and contracts as required
  • To work with the Senior Management Team to produce a Fundraising Strategy and liaise with the Fundraiser
  • To seek opportunities to diversify income in line with Artspace’s strategic objectives and ethos
  • To develop the Marketing Strategy in partnership with the Marketing Officer and Programme Manager
  • To develop new work, projects and initiatives in partnership with the Artistic Director and Programme Manager

Key Skills


  • You will be reliable, organised, self-motivated and proactive. You are able to work alone and unsupervised, as well as a part of a team and able to prioritise your workload
  • Experience of business planning at a strategic level
  • Experience of managing small to medium sized teams and the day to day management of an organisation.
  • Experience of managing contracts and/or Service Level Agreements including evaluating and reporting.
  • A good knowledge of budgeting and financial controls
  • Experience of partnership working
  • You are a ‘people person’, a good communicator and enjoy working in a public/ community setting
  • Have a good understanding of both Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 applications
  • Recognise the importance of creativity in people’s lives
  • Have a strong environmental and sustainability ethos


  • Experience of Charity legislation, policies and procedures
  • Experience of Charity finances and financial accountancy software
  • Experience of working in the third sector

Application and Interviews

To apply please send your C.V. and a covering letter explaining why you qualify to:


Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 1st May 2023

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Thursday 4th May at Cinderford Artspace.



Do you have a passion for the Arts and a commitment to supporting the organisation through it’s next stages of growth and development?

The Artspace board is looking to recruit people with the following…

  • Experience in HR
  • Teaching / Working in schools experience
  • Experience in successful fundraising
  • Experience working in the health sector

If this is you and you would like to join our Board of Trustees please download the application form here, fill out and email back to opportunities@artspacecinderford.org


Are you passionate about helping people with their learning and do you have an interest in the arts?
We’re looking for volunteers to assist in our inclusive arts workshops, helping people who face a range of barriers to get the most possible from each class. If this sounds of interest please get in touch for further details  by contacting opportunities@artspacecinderford.org