Royal & Derngate (encompassing Northampton Filmhouse) is looking to recruit a new Chair with proven strategic knowledge of the arts or charity sector to provide guidance and support to the leadership team. They will have a love for theatre and believe in the power of arts to transform lives. They will show a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and support our ambition as an organisation to create opportunities and reduce barriers for everyone and particularly underrepresented groups.
The new chair will have experience in setting and reviewing strategic direction and achievement, a commitment to giving the time to prepare for and lead board meetings and preferably have held a previous position on a Board of a charity or similar organisation.
They will need to commit to Board Meetings which are normally held six times a year as well as an annual Away Day. Meetings primarily take place in Northampton though attendance via Zoom on occasion is likely to be acceptable. In addition, there are a number of sub-committees, and The Chair will be encouraged to have oversight of those committees with support from their Vice Chair. Trustees are also encouraged to support theatre performances, fundraising events and community projects and have informal meetings with relevant members of the Executive team. At the back of the recruitment pack is a full role description and we have included biographies of those currently on our Board of Trustees.