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Applications have now closed to become Chair of the Board from April 2020.

This call out is now closed.

Does this sound like you?

Following a governance review, we’ve decided that at least 50% of our board will be young people under the age of 30 and we are appointing a young Chair to play a key role in shaping the strategic development of Contact as we prepare to move back into our refurbished building.

You will:

  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for Contact
  • Raise our local and national profile
  • Support the Artistic Director/Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team
  • Ensure that the Board of Trustees functions as a team
  • Work closely with the board to ensure that Contact achieves its strategic objectives

    The chair of the Contact board of trustees is a really important role at an incredibly exciting time for us. 2020 sees us reopen our amazing building after a major expansion and refurbishment, and relaunch our public programmes of shows, festivals and young people’s creative activity.

    Matt Fenton, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Contact

    The board meets four times a year (in the evening) so you will need to commit to all the board meetings as well as being available for daytime meetings with the Artistic Director/Chief Executive and occasional ad hoc meetings with third parties. These meetings can be arranged flexibly around your other commitments.

    The Chair will be supported in the role through training, mentoring and development from the existing Chair during a 6 month handover period.

    Information Evening

    Thank you to those of you who came along to the information evening we held on Tue 18 Feb. It was a great chance to meet interested candidates and give more information about our organisation, how a board works and the chair position.

    Application Process

    Thank you to everyone who applied we are currently reviewing applications.

    Closing date: 10am, Monday 23 March 2020

    This is a voluntary position with travel expenses paid for attending board meetings and Contact events.

    Contact has a long-standing commitment to diversity in its programming, producing, staffing and community engagement. We actively seek applications from the widest range of applicants.

    Recruitment Pack - Chair of the Contact