LIVE – CEO (UK)

LIVE (Live music Industry Venues & Entertainment)

Role Description and person specification – Chief Executive Officer

LIVE (Live music Industry Venues & Entertainment) is the voice of the UK’s live music and entertainment business. LIVE members are a federation of 13 live music industry associations representing 3,150 businesses, over 4,000 artists and 2,000 backstage workers.

LIVE works to ensure that the interests of live music in the UK are understood and communicated to Government, policymakers, regulators, the public and the wider music and entertainment industries. Through collective representation, LIVE promotes the interests of artists, venues, festivals, promoters, booking agents, crew and production suppliers.

The CEO will represent the live music industry at a governmental level, and successfully lobby on behalf of the sector and liaise at a senior level across Government departments, as well as being the principal spokesperson for LIVE.

The role requires strong management and communication capabilities, and the ability to support and develop multiple subcommittees and working groups that include international touring (specifically work on touring in the EU post Brexit), sustainability at live events; equality, diversity and inclusion; mental health and wellbeing in the business.

The leadership requirements of the role are significant, and the successful candidate will be able to encourage and manage growth whilst not losing sight of LIVE’s core values and continuing to innovate to address the changing choices and needs of our industry. Core qualities to our new CEO will be integrity, learning agility, empathy and respect, as well as the ability to influence those around them.

The Chief Executive Officer is also key to developing and sustaining LIVE’s prominence as a trade association and will be responsible for securing and developing a long-term funding mechanism for the organisation.

The purpose of the role is to work across the UK and nationally to ensure we meet the needs of the UK’s live music industry through better outcomes for more people. We expect the CEO to provide exceptional leadership to staff, members and external associations, industry heads and others, driving new policies through our work.

The external image of LIVE will be of critical importance so stakeholder management skills and management of reputation will also be a key requirement for the position.

LIVE is committed to policies and actions to secure a diverse, inclusive and sustainable workforce and sector. We encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.

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Please apply with a CV and salary expectations, and include a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria above. For more information about the role, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Email [email protected] to apply.

Responsible to: The Board of LIVE with the Chairperson normally being the representative of the Board
Direct reports: Operations Manager, Administrator

Salary: DoE

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