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Poole Arts Trust in search for new Chair

Poole Arts Trust, the charity responsible for running Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts is seeking a new Chair to lead its Board and to help drive the organisation forward.

The current Chair, David Pratley, who has led the organisation to great success through an extraordinary seven years, will step down after the completion of a major £5.3m capital investment programme this autumn.

“We are looking for a visionary and ambitious leader with a passion for live & digital art, culture and community,” explains Elspeth McBain, CEO of Lighthouse. “This non-executive voluntary role offers a brilliant and rewarding opportunity to share your expertise and experience in a flourishing and developing high profile arts venue and to help shape our future and make a real difference to the arts and the local community and region. You will be a strategic ambassador for the organisation at both local and national level and must have significant Board experience with an exemplary track record and broad connections across the subsidised or commercial arts sector.”

The new Chair will be required to attend five board meetings and one away day a year, be involved with sub committees, attend performances and external events and have regular contact with the CEO and management team. The appointment assumes a commitment to a minimum of one three-year term with the opportunity to extend by a second term.

Anyone interested in applying for the position of Chair is asked to submit a letter of application (to include the details of two referees) and an accompanying CV to hr@lighthousepoole.co.uk by Monday 14 March.

 
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