2 Oct: Application Deadline for New Board Members, Arts Council NI

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Arts Council CommitteeImage: Stepping down from the board of the Arts Council after 8 years, Brian Sore (pictured 3rd from left) joins members of the Elderflowers, one of the groups supported by the Arts Council’s Arts & Older People Programme.

New Board Members invited to join the
Arts Council of Northern Ireland 

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is calling for applications from those wishing to contribute to the arts by being members of the board of the Arts Council and at the same time to have a fulfilling experience in a high profile public body.

Applications must be submitted before Friday 2nd October. 

Applications for the position of Vice-Chair and Board Members of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, including those with experience gained in the community and voluntary sector, public or private sector.

Applications from practising artists, women, those with a disability and people from minority ethnic groups are particularly welcome and previous board experience is not required.

Applicants for both the Vice-Chair and Member positions must be able to demonstrate an interest in the arts, experience in corporate governance, strategic planning and commitment to equality and social inclusion. Candidates for the position of Vice-Chair will also be expected to demonstrate considerable leadership experience in addition to strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Bob Collins Chairperson of the Arts Council said, “This is a really important opportunity to become involved in the support and development of the Arts in Northern Ireland. All with an interest in the arts should think about this opportunity and make an application.”

Brian Sore, stepping down from his role as board member after 8 years offered his advice for potential applicants commenting, “I think it’s important that applicants should have their own opinions and be able to make their views known. Any potential board member must be able to give a personal commitment and make some difficult decisions. Overall the experience is a very fulfilling one and I have enjoyed it greatly.’

The appointments to the board of the Arts Council will be made for a term of up to 4 years, commencing 1st December 2015.

An application pack can be obtained by contacting DCAL by email dcal.hr@dcalni.gov.uk, in writing to Personnel and Facilities Management Branch, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Causeway Exchange, Level 10, 1 – 7 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7EG or by telephone 028 90 515095.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 2nd October.
CV’s will not be accepted and late applications will not be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on 26, 27 and 28 October.