Director of Architecture and the Built Environment
We are an independent charity and the government’s advisor on design. Our vision is a world where the role and value of design is recognised as a fundamental creator of value, enabling happier, healthier and safer lives for all. Through the power of design, we make better places, better products, better processes and better performance.
We are seeking an exceptional Interim Director for a 12 month fixed term contract to lead and review our Architecture and Built Environment operations and programmes. This will enable us to drive forward our business opportunities and impact. It will also help to build our revenue growth to support our objectives towards becoming a self-sustaining charity, one that is able to deliver against our purpose and commitment to create public benefit. The postholder will be a spokesperson on all aspects of architecture, the built environment and place making.
You will be responsible for ensuring appropriate change management and implementation plans are put in place to realise the strategic objectives agreed for the year. This will be managed by ensuring adherence to business targets set through the programme operations review and annual business planning process. You will play a key role in programme and business development, identifying key market opportunities, devising service offers and converting them to grow income and build reputation in delivery of the Design Council’s charitable objects.
The ideal applicant will have significant experience of operating at a senior level within the architecture/planning/built environment landscape and a proven commercial background in the private, public or charity and not for profit sector. You will be a self-motivated strategic thinker, as well as a strong influencer and negotiator used to managing complex stakeholder relationships. You will be a highly capable hands-on team leader with a demonstrable track record of building, mentoring and developing a large multidisciplinary team, and supporting a team through growth and change.
To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your suitability for this role no later than 20 May 2018 .