Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board - Senior Advisor

August 16, 2019

The new Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board (CITIB) is seeking an individual to work part-time in supporting its activity and ambitious goals. The successful candidate will gain deep insight into the workings and progress on an issue that is of vital importance to the creative industries, both at home and abroad.

The CITIB was established through the Creative Industries Sector Deal to help industry drive exports, trade and investment. The Board is chaired by Annette King, CEO of Publicis UK, and comprises leading figures from across the sector. In its recently published strategy, the Board has committed to increase creative industries exports by 50% by 2023, and significantly increase the number of creative businesses exporting.  

The successful candidate will coordinate and track delivery of the strategy, working with Board members to ensure its success. 

The commitment required is 2.5 days a week for a term of 12 months, beginning in September 2019 or as soon as possible. The salary is £35,000 pro rata.

The role’s responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the CITIB Chair in steering and facilitating the work of the Board and subgroups

  • Holding regular meetings with key stakeholders across the creative industries and government in order to:

    • Understand industry members’ desired outcomes on funding and financial planning

    • Work to understand what is possible within government

    • Work within these boundaries to secure a consensus outcome on government and industry support for creative exports and inward investment

  • Issuing neutral advice to the Chair and membership of the Board

  • Ensuring adherence to the terms of reference and relevant parts of the Creative Industry Sector Deal by industry and government members

  • Work closely with the Creative Industries Council implementation team to ensure alignment with the other areas of the Sector Deal.

  • Managing and working with high-level stakeholders

  • Updating the Board’s Export Strategy on a rolling basis, in consultation with its members

  • Providing the secretariat for the Board and its subgroups

Person specification:

  • Be able to communicate clearly and handle information sensitively

  • Have the ability to communicate complex policies in an accessible way

  • Have strong diplomatic and stakeholder management skills 

  • Be able to work independently

  • Be familiar with the Creative Industries Sector Deal, government’s Industrial Strategy, and the political and business landscape in which these sit

  • Have experience working with either a government department, a creative industries firm, or a trade association

  • Have strong project management skills


For any enquiries, or to apply for the role, please submit your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Deborah Williams at debs.williams@gmail.com by 5pm Thursday 12th September 2019.  

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