Interim Chief Executive

Closing date 18/04/24

Job Vacancy: Interim Chief Executive.

The Role

As the Interim Chief Executive of Hijinx, you will be at the forefront of championing our vision and mission.

Your leadership will steer the organisation towards achieving remarkable milestones in inclusivity, representation, and professional employment for learning disabled and/or Autistic creative professionals.

The Interim Chief Executive is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership with specific emphasis on financial and people management, income generation and all legal and contractual obligations of the company.

We are ideally looking for someone with experience in a senior leadership role in the arts or wider third sector, who can quickly get to grips with a busy and dynamic organisation. 

It is important that the Interim Chief Executive is able to lead with confidence through this transitional period and to provide important reassurance and leadership to the senior and wider team.

We’re looking for specific skills in people leadership, finance and change and familiarity with the arts and/or third sector.

Job Pack

Below you can find downloadable information in a range of formats, which provide full details on the role and how to apply.

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Diversity & Equality

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Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to increase the diversity of our workforce at Hijinx, we provide a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to applicants who are under-represented on our team.

You can ask to be considered under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme if you are a person of the Global Majority or if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. Providing that you meet the essential criteria for the role, which is stated in the role specification, you will be invited for interview. Your guaranteed interview application will only be shared with Hijinx’s HR team and the recruiting manager.

If you would like to be considered under the scheme, please indicate this in your covering letter.

Name free recruitment

Hijinx operates name-free recruitment. The recruiting panel will not see personal information such as a candidate’s name and address during the shortlisting process.

Interview questions

To ensure our interview process is accessible to the widest candidate pool, we provide all candidates with interview format and questions in advance.

Application Process

If you think you are a good fit for the role and would like to apply, please send us:  

  1. A current CV telling us about you – and why you feel you are the right person for the role, ensuring you highlight any relevant experience, skills and qualifications. Please send this as a Word document. 
  1. A covering letter of no more than two sides – telling us why you are the right candidate and how you would approach the responsibilities of the role. Please send as Word document. 
  1. A completed Diversity Monitoring Form – to be completed online here please confirm in the covering letter that you have completed this form. 

Applications should be sent to by the closing date. 

Applications will close at 10am on 18/04/24. Interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing 28/04/24. 


Job title: Interim Chief Executive  

Contract: Interim role of 6 months in the first instance 

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week) with some evening and weekend commitments for which time off in lieu is given. 

Based at: To be based in Cardiff with travel across Wales to support our Hubs and occasionally further afield. Flexible/hybrid available with a minimum of two days in the office each week. 

Salary / Benefits: £60,000 per annum (pro-rata for the 6 months fixed term) 

Holiday: 25 days per annum plus statutory bank holidays (pro-rata for 6 months fixed term) 

Start Date: Ideally Early May  

Closing date: 18/04/24