We’re looking for an innovative, committed, and creative Director to lead the Trust during its most exciting period to date.
Our focus is to develop the Town Hall as a pioneering civic space for the 21st Century.
We’re looking for someone with a passion for culture and community. Someone with the vision and drive to take the Trust forward and realise the Board’s aspiration to restore the Town Hall to its former glory and establish the building as a vibrant art, cultural, heritage, enterprise and community hub for the town.
This is a pivotal time for Trowbridge Town Hall. We’ve secured £8.1m for the restoration of the building from the Future High Streets Fund which will help us realise our ambitions to make the Town Hall the focal point for the town centre, drawing people into the town and providing a top-quality experience in all things community and arts. This funding covers the base build renovation for the Town Hall. Additional funding is required for the fit out of the space, budgeted at a further £2m, and we’ve begun the process of securing this funding.
The organisation has just received £200,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund for a three-year project widening and deepening our community engagement. We’ve developed a model of co-created projects, and we have exciting plans to grow these in the coming years with ambitious projects in the pipeline with major national partners. We see this is an opportunity for a new Director to build on and refine as we apply for National Portfolio funding in 2022.
We have a beautiful space, which hosts lots of community activity, a thriving film programme, comedy and music gigs. We are also a valuable meeting place for those wishing to start activities, hold their own choirs, yoga classes or art workshops. We also host 10 studios for those in the creative industries. We have hosted a start-up community business and run our own shop and gallery.
We’ve developed plans to work with Wiltshire College and Bath Spa University, bringing students into the building to give them experience of a creative workspace, and we have the potential to provide flexible workspace for those working from home. We see our future as a place where culture, community and commerce can intersect for the benefit of the town.
Deadline: Monday, 17th January (9am)
Interview date TBC
If you’d like to have an informal conversation in advance of applying, contact Rosemary Macdonald, Chair of Trustees on firstname.lastname@example.org.