Hello! We are IVE.  We’ve been around a long time now and we’ve got a real passion for creativity and the transformative power this has on people so they can reach their true potential.  Creativity is not just about the arts but a life-long skill through which we can inspire and engage our young people. 

We’re lucky to have an amazing staff team that are drawn from schools, colleges, universities, arts organisations as well as the private sector. They have a wealth of experience and expertise from the arts, creative, education and business sectors.

The one thing that unites all our staff is their passion and belief in the power of creativity to change lives. You can take a look at us here. 

Join us – All our current vacancies are listed below and we are always looking out for talented people.

Rashik Parmar, MBE

Chair of Trustees

Lindsey Johnson


David Evans


Anthea Whitton


Jonathan Straight


Patrick Iyoyin


Pippa Hale

Contemporary Artist - IVE Board

Professor Simon James


Rosi Lister

Chief Executive Officer

Jo Garnham-Parks

Chief Operating Officer

Verity Clarke

Programme Director, Bridge

Sarah Mumford

Programmes Director

Chris Strong

Director of Skills and Employability

Sharon Rugg

Director of Marketing

Sharron Scott

Finance Manager

Marie Millward

IGNITE Project Manager

Lisa Turney

Cultural Education Manager (West Yorkshire)

Mary Owoo

Cultural Education Manager (North Yorkshire)

Aoibheann Kelly

Schools Engagement Manager

Lisa Ibbetson

Finance & Operations Officer (maternity leave)

Evie Harrison

Programme Coordinator (South Yorkshire)

Isabelle Ashcroft

Senior Programme Coordinator (North and East Yorkshire and the Humber)

Becky Crump

Business Development Officer

Join Us

All our current vacancies are listed below and we are always looking out for talented people.  If you are interested in working with us but do not see the right vacancy, on an employed, freelance or volunteer basis, please get in touch with a copy of your CV.


Executive Director

Location: Yorkshire/ home-working Terms: This role is advertised on a permanent full-time basis, however we encourage flexible working and we are open to candidates…

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