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Volunteer Kingsgate Workshops Trust seeks applications to join its Board of Trustees as Chair.

Kingsgate Workshops Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...

Kingsgate Workshops Trust (KWT) is a provider of affordable studios and workshops for artists and craft makers. The Chair has a key role in managing the Board and in working closely with the Director.


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London, NW6 2JG

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, engaged and collaborative individual looking to make a distinctive contribution to KWT.  As Chair of the Board of Trustees, you will provide strategic leadership and oversight for KWT as it seeks to fulfil its charitable objects, ensuring it operates in accordance with its governing document and meet its legal and regulatory obligations.  You will be able to act with tact and diplomacy, possess the ability to listen and engage effectively, and foster and promote a collaborative environment. Board meetings will be places where all participants are encouraged to contribute, constructively challenge, express diverse views and develop consensus. You will bring an external, independent perspective to the Board, lead on strategy development and help the charity grow.   You will be able to motivate the staff team and provide support, and where appropriate challenge, to the Director through your responsibility as their line manager.   You will have the time and sensitivity to work with all KWT’s internal and external stakeholders to strengthen relationships and help KWT grow.  You will have a good understanding of charity governance, financial matters and of the pressures put upon a small organisation managing a large building with many studio-holders. You will further need to ensure that the board of Trustees is regularly refreshed, is diverse and incorporates the right balance of skills, knowledge and experience needed to govern and lead the Trust effectively.  

What are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced trustee to become out Chair. You will ideally have senior-level experience of working within the charity or arts sectors. Knowledge of how artist’s studios, or charity-managed large buildings are run, would be particularly welcomed.   The diversity of the Board continues as a priority and KWT welcomes applications from anyone not disqualified from serving as a charity Trustee. 

What difference will you make?

All Trustees are expected to provide strategic and governance oversight of KWT by working with the other members of the Board to support the Chair and Director of KWT to ensure good governance and help plan and fulfil the strategic aims of the charity as well as: 

Supporting and advising the Executive team in their areas of expertise 

Being collectively responsible for the governance of the charity with the other board members, ensuring that KWT acts in accordance with its governing documents and applicable legislation 

Ensuring that KWT uses its resources exclusively to further its charitable objects 

Exercising control over the financial affairs of KWT and protecting its assets, ensuring that the charity is financially sustainable 

Carrying out their duties and making decisions at all times in the best interests of KWT 

Attending and contributing to Board Meetings  

Attending bi-annual Q&A sessions with the director and KWTs studio users.  

Acting as an ambassador for KWT. 


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