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The Ipswich Cultural Education Partnership

We are seeking a Chair to lead a new Local Cultural Education Partnership, formed of professionals in education, arts and culture who are committed to making a difference to the lives of children and young people in our town.

Are you passionate about improving life-opportunities for children and young people in your local area? Do you have a strong interest in arts and culture and believe in the positive impact they can have on people’s lives?

The Ipswich Local Cultural Education Partnership (LCEP) is a group of individuals from organisations representing a variety of arts, cultural and education sectors. The LCEP will work to positively create, build and deliver opportunities to enrich the life changes, aspirations and well-being of children and young people in Ipswich.

The group is looking for an independent, strong and committed leader to enable them to fulfil this vision and make a positive change for future generations.

This is a voluntary role and would require chairing a minimum of six meetings a year and participating in occasional network or training events. Some administrative support will be provided through the partnership. You will take a leading role in the planning and delivery of LCEP meetings, working with the Steering Group to put together the agenda.

At LCEP meetings, you will ensure business is dealt with and decisions are made, clearly assigned and monitored. It is envisioned this would be a 3-year term, subject to annual review. The role would be well-suited to someone with experience in senior management and leadership positions,  who understands the importance and impact of partnership working.

To express an interest, please send us an email summarising the skills and experience you have in relation to the below bullet-points to Rachel Macfarlane at rachel@nnfestival.org.uk . The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 10am on Thursday 1 November 2018. 

Our ideal chair would be:

  • well connected locally with a commitment and drive to improving the lives of local residents,
  • experienced in leading a committee to fulfil its purpose,
  • experienced in working with children and young people and/or the arts and cultural sector,
  • knowledgeable of the boarder strategic context of the area this LCEP serves, including opportunities and challenges,
  • an excellent communicator who can manage relationships with a range of different stakeholders,
  • experienced in fundraising and over-seeing campaigns,
  • tactful, diplomatic and with good influencing skills,
  • a great facilitator and time-manager.