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Volunteer Chair of Trustees

Pegasus Opera Company


Posted over 30 days ago...

Could you be Pegasus Opera Company’s next Chair of Trustees? Guide our vision for the future of opera.


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London, SW98BJ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity. The Chair will also support the Executive Director and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the entire Executive of the charity to achieve agreed objectives. Work hand in hand with the Executive Director and Artistic Director to set the strategic direction of the company and steer Pegasus into the next chapter of its existence and to reach new heights.

What are we looking for?

Personal Qualities • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause.  • Strong interest in opera.  • Personal gravitas to lead a significant national organisation.  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities & be comfortable in an ambassadorial role.  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively.  • Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the charity.  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment.  • Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of office hours.  Experience  • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation. • Successful track record of achievement through their career.  • Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees. • Experience of external representation, delivering presentations and managing stakeholders.  • Strong experience of chairing meetings and hosting events.  Knowledge and skills  • Broad knowledge and understanding of opera and/or issues relating to the diversity and inclusion.  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together.  • Financial management expertise and a broad understanding of charity finance issues  • Good understanding of charity governance issues.

What difference will you make?

The person selected for this role as Chair of the charity will profoundly influence our organisation in several critical ways. Firstly, their deep-seated passion for the charity's mission, coupled with a genuine enthusiasm for opera, will infuse energy and purpose into our strategic endeavours. Their personal gravitas and ability to lead at a national level will lend authority and direction to our operations, inspiring confidence both internally and externally. Their adeptness in interpersonal dynamics and ambassadorial finesse will enhance relationships with stakeholders, fostering collaboration and support vital for our growth. They will deftly navigate diverse perspectives with tact and diplomacy, ensuring inclusivity and effective engagement. Their extensive network will open doors to opportunities and resources beneficial to the charity's advancement. Moreover, their proven track record of senior leadership and governance, alongside experience in stakeholder management and event hosting, ensures they possess the acumen to steer our organisation effectively.  In summary, the selected individual will be instrumental in advancing our strategic objectives, fostering a culture of excellence, inclusivity, and innovation, while ensuring the effective stewardship of our resources and governance practices.


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