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OPPORTUNITY: Chair

Absolutely Cultured is looking to appoint a new Chair to lead our Board of Trustees and guide the organisation through its next exciting stage of development. This is a great opportunity to work with the team on developing our cross-artform programme and the key role that arts and culture will play in Hull’s COVID-19 recovery.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate with a proven and impressive track record of strategic leadership, a passion for arts and culture, be an astute business person, an effective communicator and advocate. They should be able to mobilise a network of influencers at the highest levels and command respect amongst regional and national decision-makers in the public and private sectors.

The Chair will convene and chair Board meetings, enabling contributions from all Trustees, and drive forwards the new strategic business plan, working with the Senior Management Team and partners locally and nationally. They are also the direct line manager of the CEO & Artistic Director, and lead the Trustee appointments and development.

The appointment will be made initially for three years and board members are eligible for two consecutive terms of three years before retirement. In order to support inclusivity, a remuneration and expenses package will be offered with this post and will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

Please find more details about the role and how to apply in the recruitment pack below.

Deadline for applications is 5 March. We plan to hold interviews 6-9 April.

Working for Absolutely Cultured

Thank you for your interest in working with Absolutely Cultured. Built on the foundations of the company which delivered Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017. Absolutely Cultured continues to play a leading role in Hull’s future, as an arts company rooted in the city.

Working for Absolutely Cultured offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills.

Our core purpose is to commission and produce a high quality, ambitious, surprising and imaginative programme of cultural events. Our events inhabit and animate Hull’s incredible outdoor spaces and we work with artists who create work which connects people and communities. We also continue to partner with national organisations to bring significant events to the city.

Alongside our commissioned work we programme and run Humber Street Gallery, now a firm fixture in the ever-evolving Fruit Market area of Hull, and develop our award-winning City of Culture Volunteer programme, continuing the opportunity to put people in the forefront of the city’s iconic voice. We are also committed to creative education and access to cultural opportunities, with all of our projects carrying a learning and engagement strand.

We’ve built up a fantastic team and we are strongly supported by our Board of Trustees, chaired by Lee Corner, Arts Consultant, with backgrounds in local government, health, education, finance and law as well as the creative industries, our Board of Trustees combine international expertise with local knowledge

Absolutely Cultured aims to be a good employer with fair employment practices and policies to support this ambition, and we pride ourselves on having a workforce that is friendly, committed and hard working.

As an employee you will need to be committed to ensuring that all individuals are treated with respect and valued for their work. In return, whatever your role within the organisation, you will be encouraged to continuously develop your knowledge as well as offering your skills to others.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all and we welcome applications from all individuals for advertised jobs that match their skills and interests.

We aim to meet both our statutory duties in relation to equal opportunities by complying with the terms of the Equality Act 2010, and to follow accepted good practice in this area.