Job: Freelance Consultant

Title Freelance Consultant
Categories Charity Jobs
Salary Negotiable
Location Exeter
Job Information

The Exeter Canal and Quay Trust (ECQT) is seeking to appoint a freelance consultant to provide operational support for its Board of Trustees.

Established as an independent charity in 1981 ECQT has recently embarked on several new initiatives. These include the ACE-supported development of its flagship building, the Grade 1-listed Exeter Custom House, as a literature hub in the context of Exeter’s UNESCO City of Literature programme.

Later this year, ECQT will be adopting a new Vision for 2021-26. Next year it will be piloting new arts and heritage initiatives. These will be delivered in close collaboration with partners who currently include Exeter City Council (for the Custom House Visitor Centre) and Literature Works (for the Quay Words 2020-22 programme).

As ECQT’s activities expand we are looking to appoint a consultant for three principal areas of work:

  • Providing operational support to ECQT trustees
  • Managing, coordinating and promoting ECQT’s programmes and activities
  • Liaising with kindred organisations and existing/potential partners, and representing ECQT in external affairs.

The successful person will be appointed as an independent consultant working on a freelance basis not as an ECQT employee. The appointment will be for up to the equivalent of 50 working days spread over the period from October 2020 to March 2021.

Exeter Canal and Quay Trust Further Information

How to apply                                                                                 

If you would like to apply for this role, please send the following information (by email only) to Howard Bassett at

  • an Expression of Interest (two A4 pages maximum) demonstrating your suitability for this role
  • a CV setting out your relevant skills and experience
  • a covering letter indicating (i) your consultant rate on a per day basis (inclusive of costs such as VAT), (ii) your flexibility as to the allocation of working days over the period October 2020 – March 2021, and (iii) the names of two referees.

Your application must be received by ECQT by 12 noon on 3 September 2020.  We will contact you shortly after the deadline if you have been selected for interview. Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 21st September.

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