National Campaign for the Arts seek a new Chair of the Board

We campaign for more public investment in the arts because we believe that the arts are for everyone and make everyone’s lives better. We are now looking for a new Chair or Co-Chairs to provide leadership and direction to the board of Trustees, and to oversee the strategic direction of the charity in the years ahead.

Our current Chair, actor Samuel West, is stepping down as Chair after many years at the helm of National Campaign for the Arts. Under Sam’s leadership, the charity has developed a series of campaigns which mean that it punches far above its weight in advocating for the arts. We are now looking for a Chair or Co-Chairs to join the committed board of trustees (including Samuel, who will remain on the Board), who believes in the NCA’s mission and is prepared to take the charity to the next stage of its development.

The NCA is an important part of the UK’s arts infrastructure, an independent charity that champions the need for public funding of the sector and celebrates its impact.  At a point where most arts organisations are hit with the double whammy of economic recovery following coronavirus and the impact of Brexit, there has never been a more important moment for the NCA to work with the sector, funders and other representative and advocacy organisations to ensure a resurgence for the UK’s cultural sector.

The role of the Chair/Co-Chairs of the Board is to provide leadership and direction to the board of Trustees, in order to enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity.

We are looking for a high-profile leader from the not-for-profit, public or private sectors (including the arts and cultural sectors), who has a true passion for the arts. Candidates should have great business acumen, campaigning skills, extensive networks and be comfortable being a media spokesperson, without any conflict of interests. They should also, especially in the first two years, be comfortable in giving their time, as set out below, to the organisation.

To find out more, and to apply for the role, the full job description is available here

Closing date: 5pm on 18th June 2021

Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 28th June 2021.