Art in Healthcare is a Scottish charity based in Edinburgh using its collection of more than 1,600 works of contemporary art to transform healthcare environments throughout Scotland. The charity was established in 1991 and has developed in recent years to also offer art workshops including a social prescription programme - Room for Art - which is currently funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the Integrated Joint Board of the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership. Art in Healthcare’s work is guided by a Strategic Plan which aims to maximise the positive impact of visual art for health and wellbeing. The charity has also developed its expertise in art for people affected by dementia and is now seeking to consolidate and further expand this activity. Art in Healthcare has a strong track record of working collaboratively with partners in community health, the NHS, arts organisations, Trusts & Foundations and commercial sponsors. All of Art in Healthcare’s work to achieve positive health and wellbeing outcomes is supported by professional artists. We are now seeking a Chief Executive to take the work of the charity forward at this exciting time for the development of art and health practice in Scotland. Further information can be obtained from artinhealthcare.org.uk/news-entry.php?post=116&title=vacancy-chief-executive
Main purpose of the role
The Chief Executive supports the development of the charity by providing strategic leadership and is responsible for Art in Healthcare’s administration and financial management. The Chief Executive role includes key responsibility for preparing funding applications and securing income from a range of sources.
Working closely with the Board, the CEO develops long-term strategy and has lead responsibility for budget and business planning. The CEO ensures that Art in Healthcare remains focused on achieving the strategic purpose of the charity and ensures that the organisation complies with the law and all relevant regulations. The Chief Executive is responsible for the line management of staff including the Office Manager, Collection Manager and Outreach Manager.