Chair of the Board St Paul's Carnival CIC

Moon Executive Search on behalf of St Paul's Carnival CIC
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 31 July, 2024 - 00:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
6 meetings per year, half online and half in-person plus Carnival
Details of Role: 

St Paul’s Carnival is at an exciting time in its development – they have big ambitions for 2024 and beyond. In 2021, the multi-talented Businessperson, food writer and musician, Levi Roots joined as Chair and is stepping down in September 2024 and they are now seeking a new Chair.

Since its creation as St. Paul’s Festival back in 1968, St. Paul’s Carnival has grown in size, impact and reputation to become one of the UK’s most accessible and inclusive events, promoting and celebrating African Caribbean culture and traditions.

As a key leadership role, the Chair will provide strategic guidance, governance oversight, and advocacy for the organization's mission, vision, and values. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the arts, a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing artists and cultural institutions in the current climate, and a proven track record of effective leadership and collaboration.

The role will include:

  • Leading the Board in setting the strategic direction and long-term goals of the organization, in alignment with their mission to support and promote artists and cultural expression.
  • Fostering a culture of innovation, inclusion, and excellence throughout the organization.
  • Collaborating with fellow Board members, staff, and stakeholders to develop and implement strategic initiatives that advance their organizational objectives.

We are seeking candidates who understand the current climate in the cultural sector in areas such as funding, retaining talent, outreach, education, and community profile. The new Chair will also help St Paul’s deliver an outstanding celebration of Carnival and African Caribbean culture.  Candidates will ideally bring;

  • Proven leadership experience in the arts, non-profit, or related fields, strong understanding of governance principles and best practices, 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and consensus-building skills.
  • Strategic vision and ability to think creatively and analytically. Track record of successful fundraising and resource development
  • Experience working effectively with diverse stakeholders and communities.
  • This is a pivotal time for St Paul’s Carnival and they are seeking a new Chair who relishes community, culture and the arts – has love for music and carnival but also understands the fiduciary responsibilities of being a chair and all the governance that goes alongside the role.

St Pauls Carnival (Bristol) CIC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.

How to Apply: 

For further details and to apply, please contact If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role on offer, please contact Vanessa Moon or Sandy Hinks via email or call 01275 371200 quoting reference MC2449

Contact Person: 
Sandy Hinks
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