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New Chair for Leeds Cultural Education Partnership


Leeds Cultural Education Partnership (LeedsCEP) is looking to appoint a new Chair on a voluntary basis for an initial term of at least two years, commencing on 1 June 2020.

We believe every child should have access to a high quality arts and cultural education which responds to their needs, and LeedsCEP is working in partnership to deliver this ambition. Established in September 2017, LeedsCEP brings together a diverse and growing membership of over 50 organisations from arts, cultural and education sectors which cover all geographical areas of Leeds. LeedsCEP provides a collective voice within the city. We aim to lead a path through co-creation of practices and policy, to develop sustainable, creative opportunities that address inequality in Leeds.

We are now looking for an experienced leader who can take the CEP to the next level. S/he will work with the existing Strategy Group and the wider Partnership, and with stakeholders including IVE the Bridge Organisation, Leeds City Council, Leeds 2023 and the City’s thriving Cultural Education providers, to achieve the ambitious objectives we have set out in our action plan.

The successful candidate will have strong relationship-building abilities and experience of chairing or leading an organisation, be an effective supporter of cross-sector collaboration, and be an articulate and persuasive advocate. A demonstrable commitment to cultural education is essential; experience of working in the education or cultural sector is desirable, but not required. A detailed role description is available here.

Please send a current CV and a letter of application setting out the contribution you could make in the role of Chair to vincent@weareive.org by 12 noon on Friday 17 April. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sarah Beckett on 07718453248. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th May in central Leeds.