Chair of Board of Governors

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. The unequalled expertise and experience of our staff, and our world class facilities housed in landmark buildings, put Trinity Laban at the forefront of vocational training in music and dance. Trinity Laban Conservatoire is future focused, building on the long and valued legacy of our past, whilst embracing the new, the experimental and unexpected to develop the artistic leaders of tomorrow. Embedded in our local community, Trinity Laban is nevertheless internationally renowned for our innovative and creative approach, attracting the best students from diverse backgrounds from all round the world.

Located in south east London with sites at both the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and with state of the-art-facilities at the Laban Building in Deptford, Trinity Laban was awarded taught degree awarding powers in 2015. Almost unparalleled in the sector, nearly 100% of our students achieve employment or further education six months after graduating.

Having completed his term of office, (Lord) David Lipsey, Chair of Trinity Laban Board of Governors is due to stand down later this year. Our Board is therefore now looking to appoint his successor at what is a particularly exciting and significant time for Trinity Laban.

The Chair is responsible for the leadership of the Governing Body, ensuring the highest standards of Governance and probity, overseeing the strategic mission, direction and affairs of Trinity Laban by providing guidance, support and constructive challenge to our executive leadership. The Chair will ensure that the necessary business is carried out efficiently, effectively and in a manner appropriate for the proper conduct of the public business. S/he will act as an ambassador for Trinity Laban, raising its profile and promoting its mission at every opportunity.

Our next Chair will have a proven track record of success and breadth of experience at the most senior levels as leader; ideally well-networked in both the private and public sectors. With a passion the performing arts and a commitment for the aims of higher education and the specific values and mission of Trinity Laban s/he will be a strategic thinker with a strong intellect and sound judgement combined with an open-minded, collegiate approach and good communication skills. The new Chair will command respect internally and externally. The capacity to represent Trinity Laban effectively and to lead, develop and shape our Governing Body to ensure effective governance and an understanding of the appropriate interaction between the Executive and Non-Executive are essential.

For further details, including the job description, person specification and for information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference 2903.

Trinity Laban values diversity and equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The deadline for applications is Monday 27 February at 12.00h (noon) (GMT).

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