BLOG 11th April 2018

New Board Members Wanted

Our board have been instrumental in leading and supporting thrive. We want to continue this positive change and growth so we are now recruiting new trustees and a new chair.

What We Do

We help cultural organisations unlock their potential through better understanding their audiences. We do this by producing research on NI cultural audiences, and by providing practical support to help organisations to increase or diversify their audiences. We work with around 200 arts, culture and heritage organisations right across NI, and sometimes beyond that, who vary in size, location, remit and ambition. We are a charity but we also have an increasing focus on increasing our sustainability through income generation and business development.

More about the role

This is an opportunity for those with board experience to join a dynamic organisation and make change happen; and an opportunity for those new to boards to join a team where you will be offered training and support to develop your skills. We provide a full induction for all board members.

We're looking for board members across a wide range of skills and experience, including; 

  • Financial management, oversight & interpretation
  • Human resource planning and implementation
  • Business development including income generation
  • Technology and digital skills and expertise
  • Strategic influence within the arts, culture and heritage sectors 
  • Legal skills and experience

You'll be joining an energetic and committed team - you can see our current board members here.

Our current chair, John Colgan, has written about what the role entails, and we have a full role description below too.

Letter from our Current Chair

Thrive Board Role Description

How to apply

If you're excited by this opportunity to join us, please make an application by downloading and returning the below form by 12 noon on Friday 4th May 2018.

Please send completed application forms to me at stating ‘Director Application’ in the subject line. If you've any questions, please feel free to contact me on the same address.

Thrive Board Application Form

Margaret Henry Headshot October 2017

Margaret Henry

Chief Executive

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