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    Voluntary non-executive position. Expenses paid.

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    Jenny Hills

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    almost 2 years ago

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Chair of Trustees at Cockpit Arts

Home to over 140 independent creative businesses, Cockpit is London's leading studios for contemporary craft and the UK's only business incubator for makers. Over 30 years, we have built an international reputation for quality, integrity and artistic excellence. In 2020 we were once again recognised on the NatWest SE100 as one of the UK's top-performing social enterprises. 

Having successfully led the Board of Trustees for nine years, our current Chair, Cornelius Medvei, retires in March 2021, so we are now looking to appoint a new Chair to our Board of Trustees. We invite applications from individuals experienced in governance and with the commitment, qualities and attributes to effectively lead our award-winning social enterprise supporting craft, design and creative enterprise.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced leader dedicated to supporting the Board and executive to realise the highest vision for Cockpit's success. With a new CEO and strategy in development, this is an exciting time to join the Board to shape Cockpit's future.

Cockpit fosters an inclusive culture where all aspects of diversity are seen as key to our success. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and to maintain board diversity, we particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.

The role of Chair is a voluntary, unpaid, non-executive appointment. The role requires a commitment of approximately two days per month, with the capacity to flex upwards should the need arise.

For more information including a full information pack, please send an expression of interest to Jenny Hills, Director at Harris Hill Executive Search at executive@harrishill.co.uk.

Deadline for applications: Monday 7th September at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held in mid-late September / early October.