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Board Chair - Rise Collective

Founded in 2016 RISE runs creative skills development projects, produces inspirational live events and offers mentorship, work experience, employment and networking opportunities.

Their projects have all been co-designed to be replicable and scalable - with a view to these being delivered by trained young people in the future, throughout the UK and beyond.

RISE are looking for an experienced, enterprising and talented advocate of youth development and the arts to chair RISE’s board at an exciting time for our organisation. They will help them develop and implement a strategic plan, deepen our financial sustainability and strengthen their governance. This person will be able to provide inclusive, balanced and inspiring leadership to the Board and ensure that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of our charity. They will hold the Board to account for RISE’s mission and vision and always uphold our values.

Key Deliverables

- Leading the development of RISE’s Strategic Plan 2020 -2023 including emerging

opportunities and risks and monitorable objectives

- Supporting RISE to achieve a diversified funding model; achieving medium to long-term


- Raising the professional and public profile of RISE and its members in the UK

- Continuing to build positive relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders

- Leading the identification and selection of trustees to diversify and strengthen our Board


- Provide leadership to the Board in its strategic role and give direction in terms of policy


- Embed equality and diversity in mission, strategy and decision-making

- Chair Board and other meetings and facilitate positive, solution-based discussion

- Represent the Charity and act as spokesperson where appropriate

- Carry out annual reviews of the Board and Trustees

- Identify and resolve any conflict on the Board and in the organisation, acting to protect

its reputation and preserve morale

- Lead the Board in ensuring that it fulfils its governance responsibilities and complies with

its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation

and regulations

- Ensure appropriate goals are set for the resources available to the organisation

- Ensure appropriate arrangements are in place to support, monitor and review the work

of the Directors, employees and volunteers

Help promote the organisation to a wider audience of potential funders and


- Ensure an effective relationship between staff, volunteers, members, and other


- Ensure the organisation has appropriate procedures to comply with current legislation

and good practice, including safeguarding, employment, health and safety,


Equality and Diversity

RISE want their Board to play a key role in embedding and safeguarding equality and diversity throughout our mission, strategy and culture. As such you will:

- Champion equality and diversity: through championing equality, diversity and an

inclusive culture from the top of the organisation, you will help lead a culture of equality

and diversity.

- Embed equality and diversity: periodically, board members will be involved in

developing new strategies and approving policies and operational plans. All board

members will be passionate about and responsible for ensuring equality and diversity

are appropriately embedded and appropriate key performance indicators are in place.

- Shape approach: by going beyond assuring legal compliance of equality law to define

and shape our approach to equality and diversity

- Ensure accountability: board members will be involved in the annual review of KPIs,

including those on equality and diversity.

Experience and Skills

- Success in delivering growth and change management - including strategic

development (essential)

- Successful fundraising or entrepreneurial activities (essential)

- Experience of external representation, delivering presentations and managing

stakeholders (essential)

- Experience of chairing meetings and events (essential)

- Experience working within the creative arts/ media or the positive transformative effect

of creative activity on young people (desirable)

- Experience of charity/corporate governance and working with or as part of a Board of

Trustees (desirable)


- Commitment to amplifying the voices of marginalised young people, both within and

out of the organisation

- Innate understanding of culture, privilege and power

- Willingness to positively challenge the Board and Directors and introduce new ways of


- A strong and visible passion and commitment to RISE, its vision and values

- The personal gravitas needed to lead the Board of a growing organisation

- Strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities and ability to thrive in an

ambassadorial role

- Tact and diplomacy with the ability to listen and engage effectively

- Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the charity

Appointment length: The chair will serve a three-year term and can be re-appointed for one

additional term.

For more details, download the link below

RISE Collective Board Chair - Role Descr
Download • 685KB

To apply please send:

- a short statement: this can be written/and or sent by wetransfer video

- and CV addressing the role description and person specification

to mahla@therisecollective.org.uk by 1st November 2020.



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