Voluntary post

Last updated:

November 2019

We are looking for an exceptional and dynamic individual to Chair the organisation.  This is a significant opportunity to shape the future direction of Design Council which is an agile and globally recognised design body with a 75-year legacy.

Design Council champions the power of design in tackling the biggest challenges of our time, bringing about positive change in people’s lives. Every day we consult with industry, government and individuals to advise them on how design can improve the things that matter most to us.

The organisation is at an exciting stage in its development as we approach our ten-year anniversary of becoming an independent charity and having established and grown our services and programmes. Our next strategy which starts in April 2020 will build on this success and will focus on having an impact on big global challenges which affect products, places, processes and performance.

The role presents a chance to work with business, government and the third sector to make the case for design, influencing and shaping and the design economy. The Chair should be able to engage with our stakeholders and influencers. An understanding of charity governance is key as well as the ability to lead a diverse and collaborative Board. You will bring experience and knowledge from your own professional life and be able to open doors for us to new partners.

How to apply…

To apply, please download the application pack and email

Closing date: 28 February 2020