IHBC says ‘Pass the word on’: Chair sought for England’s Historic Environment Forum, nominations close 4 Sept

England’s  collaborative network the Historic Environment Forum (HEF) is looking for an experienced chair to promote collaboration across the historic environment sector and lead on the transition to a new governance model, and the IHBC is encouraging members and colleagues to consider candidates and ‘pass the word’ on, with the call closing on 4 September.

The HEF writes:

This fulfilling role will appeal to an experienced individual with a proven track record in facilitating consensus across a diverse sector to achieve the forum’s goals. The responsibilities of the Chair include: chairing in-person and virtual HEF meetings and HEF Steering Group meetings; facilitating and mediating the debate between members to reach consensus; monitoring HEF members’ commitment; approving the meetings’ agenda and ensuring that the minutes reflect the consensus decisions made by members; providing supervision on HEF governance; signing off key materials and messages to be used in external communications; liaising with the project executive and to ensure coordination between HEF and the organisation which provides secretariat and support; chairing and participating in an annual HEF sector event.

Time commitment: the Chair is expected to participate in HEF meetings (three 2-hours long meetings + up to 8 1.5 hour long meetings normally on-line), HEF Steering Group meetings (approximately 6 per year), and an all-day annual sector event. The total amount of work should be equal to c.7 working days.

Start Date: October 2020. The Chair’s term is limited to 3 years and can be extended for a second term.

Remuneration: the Chair will be remunerated with a small honorarium of £1,500 (gross amount) for the year 2020-21. Travel expenses can be reimbursed up to £600 (year 2020-21).

Closing Date: 4 September 2020, 5pm

Find the full Job Description and Application Form on The Heritage Alliance website

If you would like to have an informal conversation about any aspect of the role, please contact Francesca Benetti (HEFsteering@theheritagealliance.org.uk)

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