Creative England and the Creative Industries Federation joined forces in 2020 and are now part of the Creative UK group. Our aim is to grow the nation’s creative economy and use the UK’s creativity to build a more prosperous, inclusive society. We believe we can make a greater difference together than would be possible alone.
We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive business and following a recent review of our board are now recruiting for two new board members who can better represent the voice of a youth demographic. We are therefore recruiting two young people between the ages of 18-25 who can bring fresh insight, energy and lived experience and who is passionate about supporting our creative industries to fulfil their potential.
The Board’s primary function is to provide clear direction on our purpose, vision and values and ensure the company is run with probity and efficiency. It provides oversight and challenge to the Executive Leadership Team on the execution of the company’s business strategy and monitors management performance, ensures conformity to statutory duties and other such requirements, regulations and obligations.
Our Board meets at least four times per year, and some additional time will be required to review papers. The appointment will be for a term of 1 year, with the option to be renewed for a second term.
As a Board member, you will be expected to have knowledge and expertise within the creative sector. This could be as a creative practitioner or as someone who has an active involvement in either cultural activity, a creative business or as a creative entrepreneur.
We are a creative, connected, forward-thinking and transformational community. Creative UK’s current Board of Directors is an extraordinary mix of talent from across the creative industries. You will be assigned an existing board member as a mentor for the duration of your term to support you on your journey with us. We take diverse voices very seriously and are committed to ensuring that young people’s voices are meaningfully involved at all levels of the organisation.
We are looking for dynamic and committed young people within the sector. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a major part in boosting our creative industries, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK.
Interested applicants should read through the info pack before submitting a covering letter and/or 2-minute video explaining why they wish to be a Board member and the qualities and skills they feel they can bring to Creative UK.
DEADLINE: 18th January 2021
TERM: 1 year, expenses will be paid for time and attendance at board meetings
INTERVIEWS: remote interviews February 2021
TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and/or video link to [email protected]