The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is the flagship of musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands, and one of the world’s great orchestras. Based in Symphony Hall, the CBSO typically presents over 150 concerts each year in Birmingham, the UK and around the world, playing music that ranges from classics to contemporary, film scores and even symphonic disco. With a far-reaching community programme and a family of choruses and ensembles, it is involved in every aspect of musicmaking in the Midlands. But at its centre is a team of 90 superb musicians, and over a 100-year tradition of making the world’s greatest music in the heart of Birmingham.
As Chief Executive, Stephen Maddock OBE steps down after 23 years at the helm of the CBSO, the Board seeks to appoint a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation into the next chapter of its exciting journey. We are looking for a dynamic and committed leader who is experienced in the performing arts and ideally, music. The successful candidate will have experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders, including performers and administrative staff, and individual, corporate, and public funders. They will have a track record of overseeing all aspects of an organisation’s operations, including the development of innovative and engaging artistic programmes to attract new audiences and a commitment to, and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in a UK context.
The CBSO is an equal opportunity organisation: we value diversity in our organisation and welcome applications from everyone. We consistently monitor our recruitment process to ensure that individuals are selected based on their relevant merits and abilities and receive equal treatment. You will be welcomed at the CBSO and will find an inclusive environment where different views and experiences are valued, and everyone is able to be themselves. We recognise and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion and want our organisation to be representative of the audiences, people and communities we serve.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference EBGQA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 3rd February 2023.