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Chair of the Board

Apply by Mon 19 Feb 2024

The objective of the Board of Trustees is to provide wide-ranging guidance and support to the organisation, using collective experience and expertise to help successfully deliver our programme of work. The SDS Board of Trustees currently has eight members.

We are recruiting a Chair to lead the organisation. The new member of the team will join SDS at an exciting time, under the current leadership phase headed up by Co-Artistic Directors Annie Pui Ling Lok and Kat Bridge.

The Chair will:

  • Advocate for the organisation in our artistic and local contexts
  • Oversee the strategic direction of the organisation, with Board, Directors and Team
  • Be a critical friend and provide support to the Co-Artistic Directors and Executive Director
  • Support new ways of thinking and embed the collaborative approach of SDS at Board level, leading by example through inviting discussion, challenge and change.
  • Ensure organisational compliance and responsible governance, supporting trustees to take full part in governing SDS
  • Work with the Treasurer and Executive Director, to take responsibility for the financial performance of Siobhan Davies Studios. This may include representing the organisation to Arts Council England and other high-level funders as required.
  • Chair Board meetings, working with the Directors to set the agenda and share information with trustees.
  • Attend our events to maintain a connection with our work.

Terms of the Role

  • This is a voluntary role. Reasonable expenses can be claimed
  • Appointment is for a three year term, renewable upon re-election. Ideally the Chair will serve a minimum of two terms.
  • We encourage a commitment of up to 1 day a month, to include four early evening meetings and one Away Day, plus time to prepare for meetings, provide advice and attend events.

How to Apply

All applications should be sent to applications@trustees-unlimited.co.uk

Application deadline: Mon 19 Feb 2024
Interviews: week of 11 Mar 2024