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Thrive Looking for Board Members

We are looking for new non-executive directors to work with the existing Board and staff team to build on our work so far and help the cultural sector meet the huge challenges of Covid recovery. We believe the arts and culture sector is essential to the social and economic recovery of NI and if you believe that too, then please come and help thrive in its next exciting phase.

About us

Thrive helps cultural organisations build relationships – with those who currently engage in what they offer, those who don’t and with partners and funders across the sector and beyond. Relationships are built on communications, trust and respect and to ensure you are maximising these you need data, research and insight about who is engaging with you, or not, and why. Once you know more about people’s lives and the role of culture in those lives you can develop your cultural offer to ensure relevance, impact and sustainability. Thrive works with around 200 arts, culture and heritage organisations right across NI, and sometimes beyond that, helping them to build and deepen the relationships that ensure they deliver on outcomes that make a difference to people.

More about the role

We’re looking for passionate and enthusiastic trustees/directors who have experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Financial management, oversight & interpretation. We are keen to have financial accountancy skills on the Board but experience gained through running a private business and/or overseeing finance within a charity would also be welcomed;
  • Experience in the use of data and research;
  • Strategic insight and influence within the arts, culture, creative industries or heritage sectors.

We currently have 8 members on our Board but can have up to 11 and can also co-opt members. If you’d like to see who is currently on our Board, check out our Board page.

We are keen to have a more diverse and inclusive Board and particularly welcome applications from people from the d/Deaf and disabled community, ethnic minorities and the LGBTQ+ community.

We provide full induction for all Board members.

Our current chair, Carrie Matchett, has written more about her own experience on thrive’s board and what the role entails.

Download the letter from thrive’s chair

Download the full role description

How to apply

Complete the application form linked below and send it back to our CEO Margaret Henry at ceo@wewillthrive.co.uk by 12 noon on Friday 22nd January 2021 stating ‘Director Application’ in the subject line.

If you have any question, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Download application form

Good luck!