Deadline: 10 am on 23 August

Engage is seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees who will ensure that a new strategic plan is realised in alignment with Arts Council England ‘Lets Create’. 

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is the lead body for visual arts engagement represents visual arts education professionals throughout the UK and in over 20 countries worldwide. The new Chair will be passionate about the visual arts and education and will have experience as a charity trustee.

Applications are encouraged from candidates from across the UK, regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, and from the broadest range of personal and professional backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from those from a black or ethnic minority background and people living with a disability.

For more information about the ideal candidate, please download the Job Description document (202KB).

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.

This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated. Payment for loss of earning might be possible depending on circumstances. Travel, and when necessary, accommodation expenses may be paid as well and any necessary training and support for this role.

Applying for the post:

We welcome applications from people with a range of diverse backgrounds, particularly people with disabilities, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people from a range of socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Jane Sillis, Director, [email protected]

The outgoing Chair, Shân Maclennan would also be happy to speak to prospective candidates. Please contact Jane Sillis to request an introduction.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the person specification to [email protected] by Monday 23 August, 10am.

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

Learn more about the organisation via Engage's website.