Chair of the Royal Mint Advisory CommitteeClosed
|Body:||Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the Design of Coins, Medals, Seals and Decorations|
|Appointing Department:||HM Treasury|
|Sector:||Culture, Media & Sport|
|Skills required:||Business / Commercial|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Time Requirements:||The Chair is expected to commit to attending six RMAC meetings per year. In between meetings, light level contact is expected.|
Closed for Applications
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Former Deputy Director of the British Museum • Representative of Organisation
Director of People and Strategy at National Savings and Investments • Independent Member
Senior Representative of HM Treasury • Departmental Official
We are seeking to appoint a new Chair of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee, who will play a central role in the committee’s task of recommending designs for United Kingdom coins, official medals, seals and decorations.
The new chair will be responsible for leading numismatic design in the United Kingdom, collaborating closely with Government departments, the Royal Household and the Royal Mint. This role will involve leading all aspects of new and innovative ways of commemorating events, individuals and symbology of national significance in numismatic form. The chair of the RMAC will lead and guide meetings of the committee, reaching consensus on various design proposals and ultimately advise HM Treasury, other government departments and the Crown on artistic excellence in design. The RMAC chair is responsible for leading the committee in an ethical manner, acting impartially, ensuring effective governance and excellence in delivery.
The Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) was established in 1922, and seeks to continually raise the standard of numismatic and medallic art in the UK. We advise the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as Master of the Mint, and ultimately the Crown on designs for new United Kingdom coins. Additionally, every official medal issued since 1922 has come through RMAC, and we continue this proud tradition by advising Government departments on medals, seals and decorations.
The role of the Chair requires the following specific skills:
Influencing and Communicating
Offering a clear lead in discussions, with a preparedness to work towards consensus on difficult matters involving artistic taste.
Independence and Impartiality
Independence and impartiality developed through experience chairing/engaging meetings at a senior level, providing the ability to give objective and frank advice to government officials.
An understanding of engaging government departments and the Royal Household. If direct experience is not available, successful candidates should demonstrate an ability to gain this understanding.
An understanding of artists and designers currently working in Britain, with a knowledge of the political and artistic implications of decisions taken with respect to United Kingdom coinage and official medals.
The successful candidate will have:
A record that demonstrates a strong awareness of the visual arts, of historical and cultural trends and a highly developed aesthetic sense.
Experience as a senior figure in the art and design community, or several years’ experience leading a national institution or be a respected public figure with an interest in art and design.
Any successful candidate will be expected to abide by the Seven Principles of Public Life, these are:
The Royal Mint and HM Treasury embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity; we encourage applicants from all backgrounds, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation and transgender.
The Royal Mint and HM Treasury are disability confident employers.
Length of term:
Members serve for an initial term of five years, with the opportunity for reappointment for a second term of five years.
Code of conduct:
More information on the Seven Principles can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life/the-7-principles-of-public-life–2
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