Chief sought for City of Culture team

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THE post of chief executive for City of Culture 2017 has been advertised – with a “negotiable” salary.

The search is on for someone with a “significant track record in providing the strategic leadership for major programmes” who can “build on Hull’s artistic reputation, nationally and internationally, and create a sustainable legacy for 2017”. The successful candidate will be accountable for the success of City of Culture and report to the board of Hull’s new culture company. It comes days after the closing date for applications for a chairman.

Coun Steven Bayes, who is on the culture board, said: “The recruitment of the senior team at the new culture company is a critical milestone towards the delivery of Hull 2017 and fulfilling the city’s aspirations and vision for its year as UK City of Culture.

“Hosting this international event is a key part of our City Plan and we are looking for a team who will help us maximise the impact on the city’s economy to deliver a lasting legacy for local people and an improved profile for the city.”

The job starts in September and is for four years.