Job Vacancies: Cornwall’s Creative Kernow seeks a new Chief Executive and Finance Director (application deadlines 9 September and 14 September respectively)

Creative Kernow is one of Cornwall’s key creative industries organisations, a National Portfolio Organisation part funded by Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.

Creative Kernow’s support is delivered through programmes which can touch everyone’s lives, including affordable managed workspace, skills development, a rural touring scheme, investment in projects bringing together professional artists and communities, being a creative hub, helping the cultural and tourism sectors to work more closely together, supporting young people to enter the creative workforce, international partnerships and many more.

Creative Kernow is a charitable company limited by guarantee with a board of unpaid trustees. You can find out more about becoming a member here.


Creative Kernow’s long-serving Chief Executive Ross Williams and Finance Director Sue Scregg are both retiring this year.

The charity had started the recruitment process at the beginning of 2020 and was about to interview in late March when lockdown came, so Ross and Sue are both still in post.  Its trustees have agreed to go back out to open recruitment because the context in which Creative Kernow operates has changed so radically and given the time that has elapsed since then – previous applicants are very welcome to re-apply.

The advertisement for the posts of Chief Executive and Finance Director is as follows:

Chief Executive

“Creative Kernow is seeking a leader for our complex multi-stranded organisation which is constantly evolving in response to the opportunities offered by Cornwall’s unique creative environment. This post is a highly varied and exciting one, now with the additional challenges of leading the organisation through the next stage of a post-Covid-19 world.  For more information download the Creative Kernow Chief Executive Job Description  and Creative Kernow Chief Executive application form.

The application deadline is 12 noon on Wednesday 9th September 2020.”

Finance Director

“Creative Kernow is seeking a Finance Director to play a key senior role working alongside the Chief Executive. For more information download the Creative Kernow Finance Director Job Description and Creative Kernow Finance Director application form.

The application deadline is12 noon on Monday 14th September 2020.”

For further information about Creative Kernow, please visit its website.