Tate - Media Business Trustee and Commercial Trustee

Announced
Body: Tate
Appointing Department: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Culture, Media & Sport
Location: Board meetings are generally held in Central London although may occasionally be held in Liverpool or St Ives
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: Reasonable and fully documented expenses are reimbursed
Time Requirements: The likely total time commitment is the equivalent of two days per month.

Announcement

An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

James Timpson has been appointed by the Prime Minister as Tate’s North West Commercial Trustee, for 4 years until 28 February 2021 and Michael Lynton has been appointed by the Prime Minister as Tate’s Media Business Trustee, for four years from 22 May 2017 .

Date: 10/04/2017

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    01/12/2016

  • Closed for Applications

    Campaign has been extended from the 16th December 2016 to 3rd January 2017.

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • Announcement

    10/04/2017

Vacancy Description

The role of the Board of Trustees is to:

  • Determine policy and establish the overall strategic direction of Tate within the policy and resource framework available;
  • Supervise the management of Tate by acting as guardians of the public interest;
  • Use the combined expertise of members to advise the Director;
  • Decide on major acquisitions and major resource commitments;
  • Represent Tate externally and assist in the fundraising of resources; and
  • Oversee the delivery of planned results by monitoring performance against objectives and targets.

A Trustee must participate in the Board’s decision making processes, including preparation for, and attendance at, meetings of the Board, as well the Board’s Sub-Committees that the Trustee may be appointed to.

The executive leadership of Tate rests with the Director and Accounting Officer Sir Nicholas Serota and members of the Executive Group who are responsible for carrying out the day to day running of the galleries within the strategic direction set by the Board of Trustees.

The role would involve attending six half day Board meetings per annum (plus two working dinners for Trustees and the Director hosted by the Chairman).  Board meetings are generally held in central London, apart from one meeting each year held in Liverpool or St Ives and an annual Trustee away day.  Trusteeship also typically involves serving on a number of Sub-Committees of the Board, the meetings of which are likely to amount to between five and eight a year.  More information on the Sub-Committees can be found at: http://www.tate.org.uk/about/who-we-are/board-of-trustees/sub-committees

The role also involves attending and hosting Tate events and other engagements such as openings and dinners and the annual conference for Tate non-executives.  Some additional time to study papers and provide ad hoc advice will be required as necessary.  

The likely total time commitment is the equivalent of two days per month.

A Trustee should have commitment to its objectives and be willing to champion Tate.

A Trustee should be prepared to work with the Director and Tate staff to facilitate a free exchange of advice.

A Trustee must be prepared to declare and actively manage any pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests upon appointment and whenever a matter arises in which the Trustee has an interest which might be perceived to conflict with those of Tate.  To this end, Trustees are required to complete and submit an annual declaration of interests.

Trustees are required to understand and embrace the seven principles of public life as defined by the Nolan Committee.  These are selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

The law places certain restrictions on becoming a charity trustee.  These are set out in Section 3.1 of the Charity Commission Essential Trustee Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/451020/CC3.pdf

Person Specification

Media Business Trustee

Tate is seeking an individual with a global reputation in the physical and digital entertainment media or communications industries, to fill a forthcoming vacancy on its Board.  The candidate should be keenly aware of current issues and topics in the public realm and should be willing to advocate on Tate’s behalf. They should also demonstrate a clear interest in the visual arts, and a commitment to Tate’s values and public service.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following abilities and attributes:

  • Global reputation and networks acquired through senior leadership roles in the physical and digital entertainment media or communication industries;
  • A strong interest in the field of visual culture; and
  • A commitment to Tate’s values.

Commercial Trustee, North West

Tate is seeking an individual with a prominent and respected reputation in a customer-facing industry (property or similar) to fill a forthcoming vacancy on its Board.  The candidate should be keenly aware of current issues and topics in the public realm and should be willing to advocate on Tate’s behalf. The successful candidate will be a distinguished member of the commercial community of the North West and will have demonstrated a successful record of business achievement.  It is also expected that they will chair Tate Liverpool Advisory Council. They should demonstrate a clear interest in the visual arts and a commitment to Tate’s values and to public service.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following abilities and attributes:

  • Proven success in senior leadership in in a customer-facing business;
  • Broad and deep experience in the social impact of business;
  • A distinguished profile and strong networks in the North West and regions;
  • A strong interest in the field of visual culture; and
  • A commitment to Tate’s values.

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • A CV of no more than two sides of A4; this should provide details of your education and qualifications, employment history, directorships, membership of professional bodies and details of any publications or awards.
  • A supporting statement of not more than two sides of A4, setting out how you meet the criteria – please make sure you refer to the contents of this document;
  • The two Monitoring Forms concerning your personal information and political activity, and the Declaration of Interests Form.

Completed applications should be sent to: publicappointments@dcms.gov.uk Please put either ‘Tate Trustee – Media Business’ or ‘Tate Trustee – Commercial’ in the subject title.

Alternatively, they can be posted to Tarjit Chal, Public Appointments Adviser, 4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2BQ.

For queries in relation to Tate or further information on the role, please contact Effie Koliou, Governance and Policy Manager on 0207 887 8011 or email trustee.appointments@tate.org.uk

If you have any questions regarding the Public Appointments process please contact Tarjit Chal, in the DCMS in the Public Appointments team on 020 7211 6644 or by email on publicappointments@culture.gov.uk

 

Attachments
COI Guidance for Charitable Museums and Galleries
OCPA Complaints Procedure (2016)
Monitoring Form (Part 1) 2015
Monitoring Form (Part 2) 2015
Conflicts of Interest Guidance
Declaration-of-interests-form (5)
Tate-MinisterialMessagetoCandidates
Commercial_NW_Trustee_Briefing_Pack FINAL
Media_Business_Trustee_Briefing_Pack-FINAL (2)
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