Here at Craft Scotland we’re in the business of making. Join our Board to help support makers who create some of the best contemporary craft in the world.
Deadline: 25 Nov 2020
Here at Craft Scotland we’re in the business of making.
We support makers who create some of the best contemporary craft in the world. We help them make a success of their businesses. And our learning programme and exhibitions make life more beautiful and fulfilling through craftsmanship and creativity. Interested?
We currently have two vacancies on our non-executive Board, deadline to apply is 5pm, Wednesday 25 November 2020. The Craft Scotland Board is responsible for shaping strategy, monitoring progress and ensuring robust and compliant operation. Together with the Director and senior staff we regularly review the programme, explore the wider landscape and jointly develop new strategy and plans.
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As a Board, we have a good range of skills and knowledge but want to keep improving and learning. We’re looking for people from different backgrounds who can add to our diversity of thought and experience and who can challenge our thinking through bringing new perspectives.
We serve the whole country, so we’re looking for people from beyond our office in Edinburgh. We’re seeking makers/designers/artists, and we’d also value input from other fields. Digital innovation, advocacy and media relations, income generation and fundraising are all priorities, along with equalities, sustainability, international networks, wellbeing, learning and community engagement.
As a Board Member you will have the opportunity to:
Equal Opportunity & Access
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to see, enjoy, learn about and participate in craft. We are committed to equality and opposed to all forms of unfair discrimination. We believe that embracing diversity enriches the sector and sparks new manifestations and interpretations of contemporary craft.
We encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. If you are concerned about any issues which might prevent your participation (such as accessibility, travel, caring responsibilities, costs or digital facilities) please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We are very happy to discuss what support is available.
We periodically assess the make-up of our Board using a matrix to assess skills, knowledge and experience, demographic mix and geographic reach. This helps us recognise strengths, identify gaps and prioritise areas for Board development and recruitment. Our October audit, and our developing strategic priorities, underlined a need for additional expertise and the need to rebalance Board profile. We are keen to connect with other perspectives and networks, and those currently under-represented on public bodies:
How to apply
If this opportunity interests you, please provide us with:
Email your application to Gwenan Davies, Office Assistant, at email@example.com.
Please include Craft Scotland Board Opportunity in the subject line and submit your application by 5pm, Wednesday 25 November 2020.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview online, using Zoom. The selection panel will be: Board Chair Catherine Holden, Board members Sandra Gunn and Rebecca Peppiette, and Craft Scotland Director Irene Kernan.
Prior to appointment the chosen candidate/s will be invited to observe a Board meeting. If you have questions or would like a brief exploratory chat before applying, please contact: Catherine Holden, Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Irene Kernan, Director, at email@example.com.