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Director of Cowley Road Works (the charity producing Cowley Road Carnival)

Cowley Road Works has produced Cowley Road Carnival for over 10 years. The Carnival is an open, community based event for the whole of Oxford, inspired by the rich diversity of the Cowley Road area. The charity’s flagship community event is supported by work throughout the year including exhibitions, events, and outreach projects.

Following successful Carnivals in recent years, and in the third year of Arts Council England funded outreach programmes, the Charity is focusing on developing core operations and our funding base. The Trustees now wish to appoint a Director to oversee our work, with their support, and to lead on all aspects of the charity, including fundraising and strategic development, maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and partners, and managing the Trust’s core team to ensure effective delivery of Carnival and other activities.

You’ll be a dynamic, creative and strategic thinker, with a passion for culture and community development, have excellent people and communication skills, and good financial management. You will be happy and effective leading a freelance team, routinely able to work to your own initiative, reporting to and working with trustees. The role is part-time, 4 days per week, £30,000 pro rata (i.e. £24,000).

The job description and information about the charity is available here

Cowley Road Works Director Job Description 2019 

To apply please send your CV highlighting relevant work and skills, including 2 referees, and a covering letter outlining your interest in the role, relevant experience, skills, and what you would bring to it, to Sophie Slade, Trustee at sophie@cowleyroadworks.org. 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday the 29th of May 2019.  Interviews will be held in the second week of June 2019.  Please send any queries about the post or recruitment process to the address above.


We are now recruiting our volunteers to help with the run up to, and on Carnival Day itself. Three are plenty of jobs. With lots of interesting roles to choose from. Find out more about how you can get involved as a volunteer


Board of Trustees

A board of enthusiastic trustees with time, skills and experience to give is what helps small charities like Cowley Road Works to thrive. The charity is currently looking to enhance the Board by appointing several new Trustees to take them forward into its next exciting chapter.

Cowley Road Works are on the look-out for new Trustees including a Treasurer. We are interested in hearing from professionals with a range of skills that will drive the organisation’s expansion and development: people with a background in law, wealth management or fundraising; hands-on experience in outdoor arts, education or marketing; and local residents and traders in a personal investment in the community.

If you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a Cowley Road Works trustee, contact Executive Director Micaela Tuckwell by emailing director@cowleyroadworks.org


To find out more please follow the link

CRW Treasurer recruitment pack