Chairperson sought by Craft NI

Craft NI is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson to its Board. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the arts, understands the benefits they bring for the individual and the wider community, who is willing to undertake the responsibilities of a Chairperson and wants to help shape the future of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland.

The Chairperson will be instrumental in helping Craft NI in its mission “To build an integrated, entrepreneurial and vibrant contemporary crafts industry in Northern Ireland, actively supported by regional and local stakeholders, that contributes increasingly to the creative, cultural and economic life of Northern Ireland.

Skills and experience

Applications are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, including those with suitable experience gained in the community, voluntary, business or public sectors. The individual appointed will receive training and a relevant induction programme.

Essential Criteria

Applicants for the Chairperson position must be able to demonstrate a number of competences: experience of promoting/developing good corporate governance and risk management, and an understanding of public accountability; effective communication and interpersonal skills; experience of successfully leading an organisation or sectoral group; experience of promoting equality and social inclusion; strategic planning skills, as well as developing successful strategies and plans; and, an informed interest in the Arts. It is also desirable for candidates to have suitable board level experience.

Further details about the role and the full selection criteria are included in the application pack.

Appointment details

  • The appointment is for a term of up to 4 years from 1 April 2017.
    • The time commitment for the Chairperson post is at least 4 days per year. In addition, the Chairperson will be expected to ensure the visibility of Craft NI by attending events on a periodic basis. It is a voluntary unpaid role, however travel and subsistence allowances are payable where appropriate.

How to Apply

An application pack can be obtained by following this link:

Or by contacting Alan Kane, Chief Executive: or 028 9032 3059.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 4pm on Tuesday 28 February 2017.