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Board Vacancy - Chair, The Village Storytelling Centre

The Village Storytelling Centre Chair, of over 4 years, is moving on to a wonderful new chapter and they are now looking for a dynamic new Chair Person to move the organisation forward into it’s next stage of development. Can you help find the perfect person?

Based in Pollok for almost 20 years The Village Storytelling Centre are committed to providing quality story-led arts programmes and activities across the Greater Pollok area and beyond. They would love for their new Chair to be invested in our local community and passionate about the potential of Arts for Social Change.

Please share with your networks and if this interests you please have a look at the below specification and get in touch with me at helen@villagestorytelling.org.uk for a chat.

Chair of the Board of The Village Storytelling Centre

Background

The Village Storytelling Centre improves lives and empowers communities by bringing people together; inspiring them to find, shape & share their voices & to realise their potential through the power of storytelling.

The Village was set up in 2000 in the Pollok area of Glasgow to bring accessible and vibrant creative experiences to a community entrenched with social and economic challenges. We have grown extensively over the years and are renowned for our work in applied storytelling.

Principal duties of the Chair Person

To chair meetings of The Village Storytelling Centre (VSC) Board of Trustees and Directors and AGMs

To lead the Board to develop VSC’s strategic mission

To ensure the VSC Board acts in the interests of VSC’s mission

To encourage best practice in decision-making

To manage conflict constructively

To ensure that the Board reviews policies and procedures in accordance with best practice guidance

To line manage the Executive Director

To represent the Board externally

Person specification

Experience of leadership role, preferably in the third sector

Current awareness of good practice in third sector governance

At least 3 years’ experience as a trustee in the third sector

Excellent communication and personal skills, oral and written

Experience in strategic thinking and development

Experience in effective chairing of meetings and ensuring participation

Skills in effective group management

Skills in developing and maintaining links with external stakeholders

Supervisory experience of senior managers

Commitment to the mission and values of VSC

Credibility and strong networks in relevant area, particularly Arts, or Health and Social Care in Scotland

Available for at least one half day a fortnight and flexibly for email or phone contact.

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