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Chair of the Board of Trustees

Employer
The Heritage Alliance
Location
Homeworking, with occasional visits to London to the office and for events
Salary
Unremunerated, expenses payable
Closing date
31 Jul 2021

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Function
Trustees & Chair
Sector
Arts / Culture
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

The Heritage Alliance is looking for a Chair to lead the Board of Trustees and staff from Autumn 2021, to be formally appointed at our AGM in early 2022. The Chair is an important public face of The Heritage Alliance, representing its work in a range of forums and to key decision-makers and influencers in politics and Government.  

The Heritage Alliance is the largest coalition of independent heritage organisations in the UK, with over 160 members. We are a charity. We embrace some very large organisations and many smaller ones; the unifying factor between them is a love of our diverse built, natural and created heritage. We are passionate about promoting the importance of heritage to prosperity, wellbeing, our environment, creativity and social resilience. We promote new thinking and conversations. We have active programmes aimed at building capacity and capability amongst our members and the wider sector. We promote partnerships, host events and debates and offer practical support and information. We are committed to being recognised for achieving the highest standards of inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity in our work and activities. 

The Board of Trustees set the overall vision and strategic direction for The Heritage Alliance, and we are looking for a strategic leader as Chair who can be a powerful advocate for the organisation and its work. At the same time, we are looking for someone who will prioritise the business of running a successful advocacy charity, ensuring effective governance and supporting the work of the executive. In the face of significant ongoing challenge and change, the Alliance will play a key role in shaping future outcomes for the sector, and will need to reflect and respond to the needs of our membership and a diverse society through delivering new fundraising and sector resilience activities. We are therefore looking for a Chair with passion and vision who can work with us to shape how the organisation could develop and progress in the coming years. 

The Chair serves a three-year term, which is renewable. The role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although reasonable expenses are payable. The Heritage Alliance is currently based in Southwark.

Please visit our website to download a full role specification, and for details of how to apply.

The closing date for applications is Saturday 31st July and interviews will be held on 17th September.

Company

Established in 2002, the Heritage Alliance is a membership body, which represents the independent heritage movement in England. As such, it has a unique role, promoting the sector in all its diversity.

Our membership ranges from large bodies such as the National Trust to specialist charities and community organisations, across the breadth of sector, from museums to science and construction.

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Telephone
02072330700
Location
THE HERITAGE ALLIANCE
5-11 LAVINGTON STREET
Southwark
LONDON
County (optional)
SE1 0NZ
United Kingdom
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