Who we are
Cockpit Arts is London’s leading studios for contemporary crafts and a pioneering business incubator for makers and designers. We are home to over 140 independent creative businesses at our two sites in Deptford and Holborn, supporting a total of 300 jobs. Through public showcases and bespoke business support, we provide exceptional makers and materials-based artists with the tools to succeed. Many of the artists and makers based at Cockpit are recognised internationally as leaders in their field.
Established in 1986, Cockpit is an award-winning social enterprise, recognised in 2019 and 2020 on the NatWest SE100 index of top performing UK social enterprises.
Cockpit Arts wishes to appoint a new Chair to our Board of Trustees. We invite applications from individuals experienced in governance and with the commitment, qualities and attributes to effectively lead our award-winning social enterprise supporting craft, design and creative enterprise.
Home to over 140 independent creative businesses, Cockpit is London’s leading studios for contemporary craft and the UK’s only business incubator for makers. Over 30 years, we have built an international reputation for quality, integrity and artistic excellence. In 2020 we were once again recognised on the NatWest SE100 as one of the UK’s top-performing social enterprises.
Having successfully led the Board of Trustees for nine years, our current Chair, Cornelius Medvei, retires in March 2021.
We are now seeking to appoint an experienced leader dedicated to supporting the Board and executive to realise the highest vision for Cockpit’s success. With a new CEO and strategy in development, this is an exciting time to join the Board to shape Cockpit’s future.
Cockpit fosters an inclusive culture where all aspects of diversity are seen as key to our success. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and to maintain board diversity, we particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.
The role of Chair is a voluntary, unpaid, non-executive appointment. The role requires a commitment of approximately two days per month, with the capacity to flex upwards should the need arise.
For more information and to apply, please download the recruitment pack at https://cockpitarts.com/about-cockpit-arts/jobs-opportunities/.
Deadline for applications: Monday 7th September at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held in mid-late September / early October.