Members - Arts Council of WalesClosed
|Body:||Arts Council of Wales|
|Appointing Department:||Welsh Government|
|Sector:||Culture, Media & Sport|
|Location:||Meetings are held on-line, at ACW’s Offices in Cardiff Bay and at various locations throughout Wales. The Council’s response to Covid-19 means that on-line meetings are more likely in the short to medium term.|
|Number of Vacancies:||4|
|Remuneration:||Unpaid, but Members are entitled to travel and other reasonable expenses within agreed limits.|
|Time Requirements:||1.5 days per month|
Closed for Applications
23/11/2020 at 16:00
Final Interview Date
Gary Williams Added 12/10/2020
Head of Arts and Cultural Programmes, Welsh Government • Departmental Official
Phillip George Added 12/10/2020
Chair, Arts Council of Wales • Representative of Organisation
Helgard Krause Added 12/10/2020
Chief Executive Officer, Books Council of Wales • Independent Member
The Arts Council of Wales is a Welsh Government Sponsored Body, and as such, the Welsh Government sets the strategic agenda for the arts in Wales. It wishes to encourage active participation in the arts, and to ensure that high-quality cultural experiences are available to all people in Wales, irrespective of where they live or of their social background.
Members of the Council are expected to:
- Participate and contribute effectively to the Council’s activities, particularly in terms of defining and developing its strategic direction, setting and achieving challenging objectives, and supporting Welsh Government policy;
- Offer review, scrutiny, challenge and support to the executive;
- Promote high standards of propriety in managing public money, and ensure that the Council’s activities are conducted efficiently and effectively, achieving value for money within a framework of best practice, regularity and propriety;
- Participate in the corporate planning process, including agreeing annual budget plans for operational programmes and corporate activity;
- Work as part of a Council that positively values difference and challenges unconscious behaviours, and
- Appoint, with the Welsh Government’s approval, a Chief Executive, should the necessity arise.
To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment:
- Extensive knowledge of the arts in Wales and an understanding of current Welsh Government Arts priorities and policies;
- A clear understanding of, and a commitment to equality issues and to promoting access to, and engagement in the arts;
- An detailed understanding of the current challenges facing arts organisations, ACW and those working in the arts, with an ability to think creatively on how these challenges can be addressed;
- A proven track-record of working within one or more of the following art forms/fields:
- how the arts impact on the well-being of diverse communities across Wales and those suffering from inequality;
- the creative industries – in particular digital arts, dance, literature;
- promotion and development of the arts in local authorities, in education or health institutions;
- commercial – an understanding of how commercial and fundraising skills can be applied to maximise benefit for arts organisations.
- Sound decision making, underpinned by robust analysis and strategic vision;
- Experience of communicating effectively at all levels; in particular the ability to act as an ambassador for the arts and able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy in dealings with stakeholders;
- An understanding of the principles of good governance.
We particularly welcome applications from women, disabled people and individuals with an ethnic minority background who are knowledgeable about the arts in Wales, are genuinely interested in the work of the Arts Council of Wales, and can positively contribute to making it a high performing public body.
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