Where we come from

Trac Cymru provides inspiration, training and support to individuals and projects to ensure the preservation of Welsh cultural heritage. We give folk artists the confidence, support and backing to unleash their extraordinary talents onto the world.
Our Mission is to achieve a flourishing culture within Wales with its roots in the folk tradition. Working with musicians, dancers and singers of all ages and levels, we will bring about positive change for individuals, communities and our cultural heritage through the living tradition of the folk arts.

What we need

We’re looking for an enthusiastic team-member with managerial and administrative skills and a flexible approach to play a vital role in taking the charity forward into its next phase. Trac Cymru is a bilingual organisation and vital aspects of the role involve communications in Welsh.

The post is initially 22.5 hours a week (3 days or equivalent) for one year, starting on 1 March 2023. Pending the result of our Arts Council of Wales Investment Review, the role should continue and ideally expand.

The salary will be £26,000 pa, pro rata (£15600 pa).

Trac Cymru aspires to greater diversity and therefore welcomes and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds, and we also welcome discussion about reasonable adjustments at all stages of the recruitment process.

The post includes 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays when they coincide with regular working days, access to a company pension and an allowance towards the cost of your home office.

What you’ll be doing

Supported by the Director and the team, you will
● Oversee the charity’s budgets, financial reporting and everyday finances
● Manage the organisation’s Business Planning process
● Ensure the charity is compliant with legal and funders’ requirements
● Track progress against targets and report to the Board and funders
● Collaborate on projects – creation, budgets, management and support, including face-to face meetings with funders and team members throughout Wales.
● Respond to information enquiries on the world of Welsh folk
● Support the Board of Trustees with information and resources
● Manage all aspects of sales of Mari Lwyd kits, books, CDs etc
● Work closely with the team in all areas of work as needed, including Development, Evaluation, Marketing and Finance.
● Manage your own day-to-day administration, including diary and data management, liaising with key personnel, and conducting meetings by Skype or Zoom as needed.
● Take part in training and mentoring
● Attend events, including potential out-of-hours events (such as the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Tafwyl etc) to represent Trac Cymru when required.

Does this sound like you?

You are someone who:
● wants to be part of something important that you truly believe in
● is excited by the idea of working within a small, dynamic organisation where you can make a real difference
● is detail oriented and reliable
● is persistent. If at first you don’t succeed you work at it until you do, and learn whatever you need to make it happen. You have an ability to figure things out and get things done.
● manages your own time well. We are a small team and initiative is welcomed but we also believe in boundaries and welcome your ability to manage yours.
● has strong managerial and administrative skills

Required experience and qualifications

● Experience of, or qualifications in, management/administration
● Experience of financial management and budgeting
● Excellent standard of Welsh and English
● Attention to detail
● Able to work flexibly from home
● Willing to travel around Wales to represent Trac Cymru
● Familiar with modern office packages, GDrive and MS Office
● Have the right to work in the UK

Bonus experience

● You have an active interest in Welsh folk culture and the contribution arts and creativity make to well-being and quality of life

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, contact us at trac@trac-cymru.org and we can send you full details of the post, or for an informal chat about the role contact Danny KilBride, our Director, at cyfarwyddydd@trac-cymru

Applications close at midnight on 5 January 2023 and we will acknowledge receipt of all applications. Applicants who are short-listed will be notified by email to schedule an interview, which will be held during the week beginning 16 January 2023. Short-listed candidates will be offered a choice of face to face interview in Cardiff or an online interview. We will pay reasonable travelling costs to attend interview in person. The post will start on 1 March 2023.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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