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Opportunities at Engage




 

Chair of Trustees

Voluntary position
Application deadline: 10am, Monday 3 September 2018
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Trustees (with expertise in Digital & IT / HR / practicing visual artist or artist with experience of education or participatory practice)

Voluntary position
Application deadline: 10am, Monday 3 September 2018
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Council Members & Area Representatives

Areas required: North West Wales; London
Voluntary position, reasonable travel expenses covered
Application deadline: ongoing
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Chair of Trustees

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees to take over from the current Chair, Lesley Butterworth, when she steps down in November 2018.

About Engage 
Engage is the lead professional association in the field of gallery education, with about 900 members in the UK and abroad. A registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, Engage is an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation and receives funding from Creative Scotland, the Arts Council of Wales and from a number of trusts and foundations.

Role of the Chair
The new Chair will join a committed Board of Trustees that seeks to support the Director, staff team and members in developing the organisation. The role of the Chair is to:

  • Lead the Board, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of Engage;
  • Act as an ambassador and spokesperson for Engage and assist in developing relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Work in partnership with the Director, helping her/him to achieve Engage’s aims;
  • Optimise the relationship between trustees and staff.

Terms of Appointment
Engage Trustees are appointed for a three-year period. A maximum of two terms of three years can be served. The time commitment required is typically 2 to 3 days per month for a six-year term. This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated however travel and when necessary accommodation expenses may be paid.

How to Apply
Click here to download a Role Description (PDF) 


If you would like to discuss this role, in confidence, please email Jane Sillis, Director, at jane.sillis@engage.org

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the person specification to Sayak Mukherjee , Operations Manager at operations@engage.org by 10 am on Monday 3 September 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with representatives of the Board at a mutually convenient time.

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Trustees

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is seeking new trustees to join our established and dedicated Board in November 2018. The Board currently has 15 members and meets quarterly.

We are interested in receiving applications from individuals who have expertise/practice in the following areas:

  • Digital and IT
  • Human Resources
  • Colleagues who are practising visual artists or artist with experience of education and participatory practice.

The roles and responsibilities of the Engage Board
The role of the Engage Board is to:

  • Ensure Engage functions within the legal and financial requirements of a company and charitable organisation;
  • Be responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Engage;
  • Determine policy;
  • Agree the annual budget and decide on any major resource issues;
  • Approve the annual accounts;
  • Appoint senior staff;
  • Carry out the appraisals of senior staff;
  • Monitor performance against agreed objectives and targets;
  • Represent and promote Engage externally;
  • Assist in fundraising from the public and private sectors;
  • Observe the Memorandum and Articles of Association (Engage’s regulatory governing documents).

The Board includes members with special responsibilities and roles, the key roles being Chair, Vice-chairs, and Treasurer.

Terms of Appointment
Engage Trustees are appointed for a three-year period. A maximum of two terms of three years can be served. This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated. However travel and when necessary accommodation expenses may be paid.

How to Apply
Click here to download a Role Description (PDF) 

If you would like to discuss this role, in confidence, please email Jane Sillis, Director, at jane.sillis@engage.org.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the person specification to Sayak Mukherjee , Operations Manager at operations@engage.org by 10 am on Monday 3 September 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with representatives of the Board at a mutually convenient time.

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  • Charity number: 1087471
    Company number: 4194208
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