Nick Dodd to step down as chief executive of Museums Sheffield

Departure follows loss of Renaissance funding
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Rebecca Atkinson
Nick Dodd has taken voluntary redundancy and is to step down as chief executive of Museums Sheffield in June.

His departure forms part of a wide-ranging restructure at the service following the loss of £800,000 Renaissance funding, a 15% cut in funding from Sheffield Council and “significant cost pressures”.

Museums Sheffield is making 21 posts redundant at the end of March, with a further 23 redundancies expected in late summer. All affected staff, including Dodd, will receive statutory redundancy severance.

Dodd’s application for voluntary redundancy was accepted by the charity’s board of trustees last week. He joined Museums Sheffield in 2002 as its chief executive.

“It is with great regret that I will say goodbye to Museums Sheffield,” Dodd said. “I would like to have left the organisation at a time when its future funding was more secure. However, I know from experience how resilient Museums Sheffield is, and I have no doubt that it will strive to come back from this loss of funding.”

Museums Sheffield was yesterday awarded £341,000 in transitional funding from Arts Council England.

A spokesman for Museums Sheffield said a new chief executive would be appointed in due course. The new role will involve managing a smaller organisation and will be awarded a lower salary, he added.

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