Job: Chief Executive


Creative Kernow Chief Executive

Creative Kernow, Cornwall’s key creative and cultural industries development and delivery organisation, is seeking a Chief Executive to lead the organisation.

Full-time permanent role, £50k – £55k

Application deadline 10am Monday 2nd March 2020

Interviews to be held at Krowji in Redruth over 2 days on Thursday 26th & Friday 27th March

Creative Kernow is Cornwall’s key creative and cultural industries development and delivery organisation.  You may not immediately recognise our name, but if you have any connection to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly you’ll probably have come across the work of at least one of our projects:

  • Carn to Cove and C Fylm
  • Cornwall 365 What’s On
  • Cultivator
  • Krowji
  • Open Studios Cornwall
  • Screen Cornwall

We are driven by a belief in creativity’s transformative power and we want more people from all our diverse communities to benefit from it.  Our rich networks and readiness to collaborate make us a central hub for Cornwall’s creativity and distinctive culture.

Creative Kernow is a registered charity, governed by a board of unpaid trustee directors and receiving regular funds from Arts Council England (we’re a ‘National Portfolio Organisation’) and Cornwall Council, as well as from Europe.  We have three wholly-owned subsidiary companies – Cornwall Arts Marketing Ltd, Krowji Ltd and Screen Cornwall Ltd – with their own boards which report back to the main Creative Kernow board, passing their trading profits back up to the parent enterprise.

Our retiring Chief Executive has led Creative Kernow for nearly 30 years so this is a significant moment of change as we seek a leader for the next period of development of our complex multi-stranded organisation, which is constantly evolving in response to the opportunities offered by Cornwall’s exciting creative environment. This post is a highly varied and challenging one – the Chief Executive has the usual wide range of responsibilities including the overall management of the Creative Kernow group and we know that 2020 will be a year of development and challenge for us.

For the full job description and details of how to apply please visit the Creative Kernow website:



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