NEW Vacancies

We currently have a vacancy for a Business and Operations Director

Please read below for details.

Business and Operations Director

SPAEDA, Hestercombe House, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LQ

Permanent Contract starting Sept 2018

Salary £28000 pro-rata

Part Time 22.5 hours

SPAEDA works with a variety of educational establishments and partnerships by advocating best practice in arts education. We provide opportunities designed to enhance and enrich artistic and creative learning central to children and young people’s development.

In supporting the Artistic Director in the delivery of a variety of traded and funded projects, your duties will include; Strategic Planning and Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Fundraising and Financial Management

If you are passionate about both arts management and arts education for children and young people we would love to hear from you. Please complete an application form and send with CV and covering letter including the names and contact details of two referees to SPAEDA, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LQ or email to

Closing date: 5pm July 2nd
Interviews will be held July 18th and 19th

Trustee Vacancies

‘We’re passionate about the difference the arts make to the lives of the children and young people. They inspire and engage, raise confidence and aspiration. We believe that all children are entitled to a creative education and access to culture.’

If you share the views expressed in this quote and wish to make a difference to the lives of children in Somerset, then you could be just the person we are looking for. SPAEDA (Somerset Partnership Arts Education Agency) is seeking to recruit up to eight new Trustees to its governing body at an exciting and challenging time for arts education in schools – primary, secondary or tertiary, mainstream or special, state or privately funded.

We are inviting applications from individuals who don’t necessarily work in the arts or education sectors but who have a strong interest in how these two areas come together to provide exceptional opportunities for the development and well-being of children and young people. In particular we are looking for people with experience of financial management, fundraising, marketing and communications, digital media, Legal affairs and charity and company governance.

The Trustee recruitment pack contains further information about this exciting role and the activities of the charity. Documents can be downloaded here:

For an informal chat and further information please contact the Chair Linda Green via the Spaeda office at or 01823 410160

To apply, please submit a CV and a covering letter setting out how your experience and skills meet SPAEDA’s requirements as described in the role description and person specification available on this web page. If you are interested in the particular role of Treasurer or Secretary, please indicate this in your letter. Please return your application to the Chair, Linda Green