Chief Executive, Halle Concerts Society

Chief Executive, Halle Concerts Society

The Hallé, the long established and internationally renowned symphony orchestra, is resident at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, a city fast becoming a European cultural centre of significance.  We are seeking a leader to take us through an exciting period of development, with opportunities provided by the newly extended facilities at St Peter’s in Ancoats.  The Chief Executive will extend the Hallé’s plans and vision for the future, continuing the Orchestra’s commitment to excellence across all of its activity and strive to work with the whole community to broaden its audience and participant base.

The Hallé employs around 120 musicians and administrative staff and its activities include more than 140 concerts and events each season in Manchester, throughout the UK and overseas.  We also have an extensive education programme, which reaches thousands of children every year and a range of choirs and youth ensembles.

Reporting to the Board, the successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the strategic direction and administrative and financial management of the Society.  They will be responsible for ensuring artistic excellence and the long-term financial sustainability of the Society, enabling the Society to continue to grow its international reputation and contribution to the dynamic growth of the City Region.

The successful candidate will have previous experience leading at a senior level in the orchestral, arts or creative industries, working with creative people, developing and implementing business plans, managing significant budgets and networking at the highest levels in the community.  They will have strong, inspirational leadership and strategic/financial management skills with an inclusive management style which builds relationships internally and externally.

For more information about this role, including a full job description and how to apply, please visit our website at  First interviews will be held in early December 2019.