Craft NI Recruitment: Chief Executive Officer

29-Mar-2018 in

Craft NI Seeks Chief Executive Officer

Craft NI is the sector-lead body for the promotion and development of the design-led contemporary craft industry in Northern Ireland.

Craft NI supports and promotes the craft industry as an integral, entrepreneurial and vibrant part of the region’s economic and cultural infrastructure. Its key partners include regional government and agencies, local government, cultural organisations, universities and colleges of further and higher education, private business and industry.

In October 2017, we completed the merger between the legacy organisations of the Craft & Design Collective and Craft Northern Ireland. Following a period of transition, we are now seeking an outstanding and experienced Chief Executive Officer to provide strong and clear leadership, with an outstanding commitment and ability to lead, develop and shape a dynamic new organisation. This is a vacant post.

Reporting directly to the Board, the CEO will be responsible for leading our organisational strategy, providing inspirational leadership as well as effective resource management and being an effective ambassador for the organisation.

He/she will raise the profile of our work, be at the forefront of promoting Craft NI and building strong relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally, as well as partners and sponsors to ensure the delivery of our programme of activities.

This role offers a unique opportunity for an experienced individual with a genuine commitment to supporting the development of the local Craft sector. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant leadership experience, strong resource management and commercial acumen. He/she will bring experience of motivating, leading and developing teams, be an engaging and inspiring communicator with excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills at all levels.

To apply please email: to request an application pack or d ownload the forms below:

Application Form


Monitoring Form

Deadline for submission of completed Application Forms is 12noon, Friday 27 April 2018

Please return completed form to: or by post to The Chair, Craft NI Board, Space CRAFT, Unit A7, Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast BT1 6ET

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