Chair of Trustees

Phoenix Arts Space

Register your Interest

Phoenix Art Space is looking to appoint a new Chair of the Board of Trustees to support the organisation through its next phase of development.

We are a charitable (not-for-profit) arts organisation based in the heart of the City of Brighton & Hove, and the largest provider of professional artist’s studio space in the South East region. We provide 100+ studio spaces, short-term project space for hire, a rolling gallery programme, education programme and a café which bring together professional artists and the general public in a friendly and creative environment.

Phoenix Art Space is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community, especially those that are currently under-represented within cultural organisations (including people from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds and people who identify as coming from marginalised communities).

Skills

A track record of high achievement and leadership:

  •  A proven commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and society.
  •  Strategic arts and business understanding and broad experience in the cultural/not for profit sector.
  •  Excellent financial comprehension, particularly of the not for profit sector.
  •  Knowledge & understanding of a range of funding; including public bodies such as Arts.
  • Council England as well as Trusts & Foundations, Local Enterprise Partnerships and local government.
  •  Strong personal networks in the visual arts sectors and a willingness to draw upon contacts, where appropriate, for the benefit of Phoenix Art Space.
  •  Prior Board experience and skill at managing meetings.
  •  Understanding of Governance; compliance & control requirements; policy setting.
  •  Interest and involvement in the cultural arts sector.
  •  Excellent communication, listening and presentation skills.
  •  Strong interpersonal skills.

Benefits

To lead and direct the Board and the organisation through an exciting period of change & development.

Practical Considerations

The role of Chair is a voluntary, unpaid, non-executive appointment:

  •  In addition to four Board Meetings per year, the Chair is expected to attend Phoenix Art Space events, including its annual Open Studios and other significant events.
  •  The Chair also serves on key Committees.
  •  In total, the commitment required equates to at least 2 days per month with the capacity to increase this time should the need arise.

When do I need to be available?

Details The role of Chair is a voluntary, unpaid, non-executive appointment. • In addition to four Board Meetings per year, the Chair is expected to attend Phoenix Art Space events, including its annual Open Studios and other significant events. • The Chair also serves on key Committees. • In total, the commitment required equates to at least 2 days per month with the capacity to increase this time should the need arise.
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Where does this role take place?

10-14 Waterloo Place
Brighton
BN2 9NB

Register your Interest

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  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training