The Chair of the Board of Directors is a strategic leadership role working closely with CEO/Artistic Director Zoie Golding.
The Chair will lead our Board of three current Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) and CEO/Artistic Director, and also chair our Advisory Board of 20 members.
We are a Community Interest Company – our NED Board is recruited specifically to provide independent leadership and clarity of purpose, ensuring that the community’s interests are being served by the company’s activity.
The Chair will offer guidance, support, expertise and an objective perspective to the Executive Team on strategy, operations, organisational development, commercial and financial affairs, and risk management.
This role requires a commitment of approximately seven days a year, including eight board meetings, one company away day and ad-hoc advisory conversations.
It is a voluntary role with travel expenses and access costs (including childcare) paid.
Our new Chair will operate as Chair designate for 6 months, working alongside our Interim Chair to ensure a smooth transition.
ZoieLogic Dance Theatre, led by founding Artistic Director Zoie Golding, challenges perceptions of what dance is, who it is for and how it is presented.
We’re on a mission to get more people involved in dance, especially men and boys and those less likely to see or take part in the arts.
We make this happen by creating and touring professional dance theatre shows, and through our outreach, engagement, and talent development programmes.
2020 was our 20th anniversary year and we are navigating our way through the Covid-19 crisis with optimism and resolve, having hit regional and national news with our innovative lockdown dance projects and performances.
“Taking on the role of Chair of ZoieLogic is an opportunity to support a high energy, committed team driven by a desire to deliver socially impactful, accessible, high quality dance theatre. ZoieLogic recognises it can play an important role in society and understands the need for a strong legacy for the individuals and communities involved in its work. It is an innovative and brave organisation with exciting opportunities ahead.”
Spirit, drive and attitude is important to us – we would like a Chair who is genuinely enthused and motivated to come on a journey with us and play a leading role because they believe in our work.
We want to work with an empowering and approachable changemaker – a strong voice and a passionate advocate for the arts who is a good listener and wise leader.
We want our board to reflect the diversity of our community, and especially welcome applications from underrepresented and marginalised voices in dance and the arts, including disabled, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse members of our community.
A demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is essential.
We are open minded about prior experience – the qualities and skills we are looking for come in many forms beyond the status quo or traditional image of a Chairperson.
You do not have to have been a Chair before, but a strong working understanding of Public/Voluntary Sector governance, with senior leadership skills and a commercial flair is of interest to us.
Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to contact Executive Director Vicky Thornton for an informal chat about the role. If you have any access needs, please let Vicky know.
Please tell us about the qualities and skills you have to offer in relation to the Job Description and Person Specification, and why you would like to be considered for this role.
Send your application to Vicky in whichever format suits you best: a video message, an audio file, a letter via email, a CV if you wish.