Chair of The Board

Moon Executive Search on behalf of Design West
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 8 January, 2023 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
10 hours per month approximately
South West
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Voluntary, 10 hours per month, Bristol

Design West is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and is now seeking a new Chair of the Board of Trustees. It is a global centre of excellence for design and placemaking, based in Bristol.  Our mission is to inspire public, politicians and professionals across the built environment to design, better, healthier places to live, work and relax. A registered charity, we put design and social value at our heart. Our vision is a world designed for life.  As Chair you will influence the future of design and placemaking, across the South West and beyond.

The Chair provides leadership, working closely with the Director and executive team to support the work of the charity and ensure good governance.

You will have board level experience, as a chair, non-executive or executive director, an understanding of good governance, financial acumen and you will possess excellent relationship building skills. Experience as a charity trustee is welcome. You will have a passion for architecture, design and placemaking and the ability to act as an effective advocate and ambassador for Design West.

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of partnerships, fundraising and development, and an extensive network of political and professional connections that can be brought into play.

Time Commitment

Around 10 hours per month which includes meeting preparations plus quarterly Board meetings and possible ad hoc attendance at events.  Board meetings are usually held in central Bristol, weekdays in the afternoon.

Salary - Unremunerated but reasonable expenses maybe claimed.

Moon Executive Search has been appointed as chosen Search Partner to Design West and will manage the recruitment process.   NB: All direct applications will be forwarded to Moon Executive Search.


How to Apply: 

To request a candidate pack please contact Sandy Hinks, Head of Charity Practice Quoting Ref MC2296 on 

Informal conversations can be arranged with a member of the Board.

Preliminary interviews will be online with Moon Executive Search, followed by in person interviews with Design West in the new year.

Design West has retained Moon Executive Search to manage this campaign and are therefore unable to accept CVs from third party agencies.

Contact Person: 
Sandy Hinks
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
01275 371200
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