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Vacancy: Chair of Board of Directors


Whale Arts

WHALE Arts, the thriving place-based and building-based cultural anchor organisation for Wester Hailes, is seeking to identify a new Chair for its Board of Directors. We invite applications from suitably experienced individuals. We would particularly welcome those with a background in senior management and a track record in developing and implementing policy and strategy. We also welcome candidates with a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities of sustainable income generation for building-based community-led organisations with an understanding of the importance of public and private funds whilst also leading WHALE Arts into a future where ambitious social enterprise activity plays a strong role. Previous experience of charity board membership and a genuine interest in the transformative power of the arts and creativity are essential. For more information about the role visit:

How to apply:
Expressions of interest, in the form of a CV outlining relevant experience and a statement explaining the applicant’s interest in joining the board, should be made by email to by Friday 18th October, 12 noon. Interviews will take place on Thursday 7th November at WHALE Arts, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh, EH14 2SA. WHALE Arts AGM will take place on Friday 15th November 2019 and if possible we would like the newly appointed Chair to attend. Candidates are free to informally discuss the position with the current Chair, Michelle Herron ( / Mobile 07900 228170 as required.

Closing date for applications: Friday 18 October 2019

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