Managing Director (part-time)

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The Radio Academy
February 23, 2021
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The Radio Academy requires a new part-time Managing Director to lead its activities as a charity dedicated to the celebration and promotion of excellence in radio and audio in the UK.

The role is perfect for an experienced radio / audio industry executive who is comfortable working independently with support of a small part-time secretariat and the Board of Trustees. It is a hands-on role that requires particular commercial and event organising experience and will suit someone with appropriately well-honed communication skills.

The Radio Academy is a registered charity and a membership organisation. Reporting to the Chair of the (volunteer) Board of Trustees, the MD’s key operational objectives are to oversee and manage a portfolio of events and to develop the Charity’s revenue streams and member services on behalf of diverse stakeholders from across the UK radio and audio sector.

Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of the UK radio and audio sector, its structure, history, major companies and leaders
  • Extensive senior contacts and relationships within the UK radio and audio sector
  • Experience of negotiating and building partnerships with other organisations, particularly those that result in revenue
  • Experience of programming events, both physical and digital, that encourage mass participation
  • Experience of running a business, including managing simple accounts, hiring and managing personnel, and contracting suppliers
  • Experience of managing projects of various sizes, including large multi-stakeholder initiatives
  • Experience of website content management and a good understanding of IT
  • Experience of directly handling promotions, marketing, and communications, particularly via social media platforms
  • Experience of customer or member relations, including compliance management of member’s data, managing payment and financial accountability
  • Awareness of Diversity and its importance as a core value to the Radio Academy

Key outputs

  • Run all day-to-day operations of The Radio Academy, under the strategic direction of the Board of Trustees
  • Working with the Chair, organise board meetings and coordinate the work of trustees and sub-groups.
  • Generate creative ideas for events, content and initiatives to support the charitable purposes of the organisation and generate revenue
  • Negotiate new partnerships for the Radio Academy
  • Sustain existing, and Identify new revenue from sponsorship, members, organisations and grants
  • Manage relationships with senior personnel from patron organisations, ensuring the value of the charity is recognised throughout the sector
  • Manage the effective delivery of events and initiatives, both physical and digital, working with third-party suppliers where necessary, to provide value to members
  • Effectively communicate the purposes and outputs of the Radio Academy at all levels, ranging from regular social media output and other digital platforms, to significant on-stage representation at major conferences and in media
  • Oversee all financial operations, taking responsibility for the correct financial reporting for the charity
  • Deliver regular management reports to the Board of Trustees, including analysis of all charitable activity, financial reports and projections


£35,000 base salary (based on a 3-day week) plus performance related bonus.

This is a part-time role and requires a 3-day weekly commitment.  The MD will be expected to be the face of the organisation and attend industry events which take place across the UK.

Place of Work

There is no fixed office location for this role, but the successful candidate will be expected to spend a substantial amount of time in London. There will be a pre-agreed budget for travel and accommodation.

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role to (a Trustee of The Radio Academy).

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 12th March 2021.