Rotherham Cultural Education Partnership: Independent Chair

Closing Date: April 17, 2020

Rotherham Cultural Education Partnership wish to appoint a new Chair, for an initial term of three years, commencing in March 2020.

Rotherham Cultural Education Partnership was established in early 2016 following the launch of the Cultural Education Challenge by Arts Council England. Since then, a broad partnership of schools, colleges and universities, artists, cultural and voluntary organisations, along with the local authority has worked to develop and implement an action plan.

Key achievements have been the contribution to the development of the Cultural Strategy, enshrining young people’s voices at its heart.  This has included the creation of 2 game-changers, specifically Turning Passion into a Profession and the ambition to become the world’s first Children’s Capital of Culture in 2025. In addition, the group has successfully ensured that 30% of Rotherham schools are now participating in Artsmark.

We are now looking for an experienced leader who can take the CEP to the next level. This person will work with the existing Steering Group and the wider Partnership, and with additional stakeholders as required.  We want you to work with us to achieve the ambitious objectives we have set out for the CEP.

The successful candidate will have strong relationship-building abilities and experience of chairing or leading an organisation, be an effective supporter of cross-sector collaboration, and be an articulate and persuasive advocate. A demonstrable commitment to cultural education is essential; experience of working in the education or cultural sector is desirable but not required.

Download the materials here to support your application: RCEP Independent Chair Application Materials.

Your submission will be in the form of a current CV and a letter of application setting out the contribution you could make in the role of Chair to by 12 noon on Friday 17th April 2020.

For an informal discussion, please contact Interviews will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 30th April. The new Chair’s first meeting will be the afternoon of Tuesday 19th May.

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