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Recruitment of Director General
- Published 7th June 2011
The Royal Photographic Society, has announced that its Director General, Stuart Blake, will be retiring in the coming months. Society President, Rosemary Wilman, acknowledged Mr Blake's more than 20 years' distinguished service, initially as finance officer and since 2004 combining this role with that of Director General.
The Society’s Trustees are now in the process of recruiting a new Director General, with a revised remit, to work with them in leading the future direction and development of The Royal Photographic Society. Details of the post, and how to apply are below.
The Royal Photographic Society
Appointment of Director General
Founded in 1853 and the recipient of a Royal Charter in 2004, The Royal Photographic Society is an educational charity and learned society, ‘to promote the Art and Science of Photography’. The Society is the largest membership organisation representing individual photographers in the UK and also has a considerable overseas membership, a testament to its high global reputation.
Membership is open to all with an interest in photography, regardless of experience. The interests and activities of The Society are diverse, covering both the amateur and professional fields in all their varied aspects. The Society recognises world-class achievement with its global leading Distinctions. It runs a highly-respected annual programme of educational events, the prestigious annual Royal Photographic Society Awards and national and international exhibitions. With The Society’s staff and headquarters based in the beautiful city of Bath, the work of the Society involves a large and highly engaged volunteer community, who, along with its Trustees, support its wider regional and overseas operations.
With the retirement of the present Director General, The Society is seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to take up this critical post. The Director General will work with The Society’s Trustees to lead the future direction and development of the Organisation, and in addition, will have management responsibility for its staff and daily operations. As the key representative of The Society to its stakeholder and volunteer community, and to potential new members, the Director General will demonstrate flexibility, confidence and creativity. The post holder will drive innovative developments to raise the profile of the organisation nationally and internationally. Whilst an interest in photography and the arts is highly desirable, a genuine passion for the mission and future of The Society in the 21st Century is essential.
For further information on how to apply for this post, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference 0886. The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 22nd June 2011.