Engage seeks Trustees

Closing Date: 3 September 2018

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education

Location: London

Remuneration: This is a voluntary position and is not remunerated however travel and when necessary accommodation expenses may be paid.


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Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is seeking new trustees to join our established and dedicated Board in November 2018. The Board currently has 15 members and meets quarterly.

We are interested in receiving applications from individuals who have expertise/practice in the following areas:

Digital and IT

Human Resources

Colleagues who are practising visual artists or artist with experience of education and participatory practice.

We are also seeking a Chair, as our current Chair Lesley Butterworth reaches the end of her term in November. Please see the separate role description for this role.

The roles and responsibilities of the Engage Board

The role of the Engage Board is to:

Ensure Engage functions within the legal and financial requirements of a company and charitable organisation;

Be responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Engage;

Determine policy;

Agree the annual budget and decide on any major resource issues;

Approve the annual accounts;

Appoint senior staff;

Carry out the appraisals of senior staff;

Monitor performance against agreed objectives and targets;

Represent and promote Engage externally;

Assist in fundraising from the public and private sectors;

Observe the Memorandum and Articles of Association (Engage’s regulatory governing documents).

The Board includes members with special responsibilities and roles, the key roles being Chair, Vice-chairs, and Treasurer.

Terms of Appointment

Engage Trustees are appointed for a three-year period. A maximum of two terms of three years can be served.

How to Apply

For more information and a role description please visit our website.

If you would like to discuss this role, in confidence, please email Jane Sillis, Director, at jane.sillis@engage.org.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the person specification to Sayak Mukherjee , Operations Manager at operations@engage.org by 10 am on Monday 3 September 2018.

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