Head of Business Incubation

Salary: £45,000

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented professional to take Cockpit Arts’ business incubation services to the next stage of development, and in particular to support craft-based businesses with growth potential, identifying those that will benefit from intensive and specialist support and loan funding.

Applicants should have hands-on experience of support to small businesses, including start up and those that are more established. Lending appraisal experience is desirable but not essential. The post offers the opportunity to lead on Cockpit Arts’ Consultancy at home and overseas. This position includes overall responsibility for major programmes in receipt of external funding including the New Creative Markets (ERDF).

Download a copy of the job description here. For application information please contact Imogen Gray, Business Information Manager at imogen@cockpitarts.com. Deadline is 12 noon, Friday 2 May 2014.


The New Creative Markets project is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs.

 For more information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf

Strategic partners are: Autograph, CC Skills, CMS Cameron McKenna, DACS, Global Action Plan

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Creative Employment Programme

In order to increase opportunities for employment in the craft sector, we successfully applied for funds from the Creative Employment Programme, supported using public funding by Arts Council England, to enable 19 craft business owners to recruit 11 paid apprentices and interns. To find out more about the Creative Employment Programme click here >

Two current studio holders, Julie Kouamo and Lorna Syson, are seeking a studio assistant. Reporting directly to Julie Kouamo and Lorna Syson the successful candidate will be an integral part of the two studios working across a range of projects. To download the job description click here >
For an application pack please email Lorna Syson at hello@lornasyson.co.uk

To keep up to date with our current Creative Employment opportunities please email imogen@cockpitarts.com

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