South West Fed seeks new Chair

News and eventsThis is an exciting opportunity for an individual to lead the South West Fed in its role as a key player, advocate and innovator in the sector. It is looking for someone with drive, vision and energy to maintain and develop the South West Fed’s current direction, activities and relationships.

The Chair will lead on strategy, governance and finances and be a key advocate for the South West Fed and the sector. The Chair choreographs partnerships, develops membership offers and broadens the South West Fed’s reach to the wider heritage sector. They support the delivery of membership activities such as networking events, with the wider Board, and bridge the gap between strategic activity and understanding the grassroots challenges and opportunities the membership and sector are facing. 

The South West Fed is an independent membership organisation providing a voice for museums, art galleries and the wider heritage sector in the South West of England. Its uniqueness lies in being the network through which the wider heritage sector can think and act together to deliver a better experience for all its audiences.

The South West Fed has grown in its ambition and activity over the past few years in direct response to the needs of the sector.  In a changing landscape heritage organisations and individuals in the South West have looked to the South West Fed for support, advice and continuity – through information exchange, affordable skills sharing opportunities, access to trusted resources and the development of long term partnerships and opportunities.

The role of the Chair is a unique opportunity to enhance personal skills and expertise, choreograph a well-respected regional organisation and be instrumental in influencing change within the heritage sector.

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The deadline for applications is 21st May 2018.  Interviews will be held in early June 2018.

To apply, email Anna at with a current CV, a letter of application stating why you are interested in the role and what you would bring to it to (max 2 sides A4) and the names of 2 referees. 

Remuneration covering 50% of travel to Board meetings held in Exeter (usual location) will be available and 100% to key external meetings.