Interested in leading an international organisation that is making a real difference? Would you like to be a leading voice in the circus sector? Would you like to advocate for improving peoples’ lives through circus?

Following a period of significant growth and development, Caravan is seeking an experienced and confident Development Manager to lead the international network into its next phase. The successful candidate will understand the power of the arts, be highly-motivated, a problem solver, fluent in English and French and brilliant at connecting individuals and organisations from all around the World.  

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  • Responsible to: The Board of Caravan. 
  • Responsible for: Communications and Projects Coordinator.
  • Hours: 0.75FT, flexible working pattern. 
  • Salary: Based on experience and on CESSOC Salary grade scale.
  • Location: Caravan team will be located in Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles, Belgium 
  • Role purpose – As the most senior member of staff, the Development Manager works with the Board to ensure Caravan is effective in achieving its purpose, vision and mission. The post holder is responsible for ensuring development of the organisation through income generation and diversification as well as providing leadership and effective governance, management and evaluation. 

Key responsibilities and main duties

  • Organisational development
  • Governance, management and leadership
  • Operational management
  • Communications, events and profile
  • Finance
  • Administration

Person specification

Caravan’s next Development Manager will be a resourceful individual who is comfortable thinking creatively, solving problems and exploring new and different ways of working. With a track record of securing European funding, managing projects and leading and listening to people from all around the World. They will also have experience of working in a social/community/education context and an enthusiasm for circus as a tool for improving outcomes for children, young people and communities. 

This is a one-year contract expected to start on Monday 13th January 2020 (negotiable). Hours are 28,5 hours per week and can be flexible to suit the employee. The position is based in Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles. Monthly salary will depend on employee’s experience and on CESSOC Salary grade scale.


To apply please send your CV (max. two pages), cover letter (max. one page) and salary expectation to Caravan Chairperson Vincent Wauters: Please also provide two reference and confirm if either can be contacted before the interview date. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 November. 
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