Vacancy: Volunteer Board Chair of the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive CIC

NDACA CIC is the governing body of the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive and we are looking for someone with excellent leadership skills to fulfil the role of Chair of the Board.

Can you give some of your time, expertise and experience to work with the rest of the board to develop NDACA CIC into a strong and sustainable organisation which will be able to take on the longterm management of the archive in two years’ time?  Ideally you will have leadership and management experience in the business, arts, heritage, or disability sectors, as well as experience in board work and business planning or fundraising.

Please note this is an unpaid role, although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

How to apply:

The role description and person specification are available on the NDACA website  http://www.ndaca.org.uk/Job+Opportunities. Please download the role description and person specification to see if you meet our requirements. If you would like to apply, please send a copy of your CV, a completed equal opportunities form and a separate 500 word statement saying why you are interested in this role to info@ndaca.org.  When applying, please mention where you saw this advert.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in central London.

We welcome applications from disabled people and people with long term health conditions so, if this applies to you, please do mention this in your statement, if you wish to.  The role description and person specification can be provided in alternative formats on request.

If you have any questions about this role, please email info@ndaca.org or call 07738 705 285.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 13 May 2016

NDACA CIC registered no. 08034842

About NDACA

NDACA  CIC is the governing body of the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive, which charts the landmark developments of the disability arts movement since its beginnings. In the late 1970s disability art first began to play a significant role in the agenda of disability politics. A number of disability arts organisations were set up to promote art by disabled artists and they played a vital role in this social history. Disabled artists, writers, filmmakers and photographers came together, using art as a form of expression to reflect their experiences and to seek greater equality for disabled people. Their artwork and associated materials which form the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive are an important part of the cultural heritage of disabled people and this country.

Key benefits of the Archive include:

  • Disabled and non-disabled volunteers will learn new work-place and life skills
  • Disabled people will develop a stronger sense of identity, community and self-worth by engaging with their heritage
  • Improved integration between disabled and non-disabled people will be achieved via the engagement and learning opportunities provided by the Archive
  • Mainstream galleries and museums will be able to make their spaces more inclusive and relevant to disabled people
  • More partnerships will be developed and strengthened by bringing together the heritage, education, business and disability sectors