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Josèfa Ntjam When The Moon Dreamed of the Ocean 2022 Installation view at FACT Liverpool Photo by Drew Forsyth WEB RES 52

Opportunity: Chair of the Board of Trustees



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FACT Liverpool is seeking a committed and inclusive Chair of the Board of Trustees for this arts charity. You will join the organisation in an exciting phase of development and artistic vision. In 2023, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of FACT's award-winning building and develop ambitious long-term plans.

The role is voluntary and appointed on an initial three-year term, with the potential for a second term. As a Chair of the Board, you will need considerable experience in governance to be able to lead and guide the Board of Trustees, demonstrating best practice in charitable or third sector governance. You will support the Chief Executive and leadership team through a period of development and change during challenging times for the cultural sector.

While you do not specifically need to have direct experience in the arts sector, a keen interest in art, film and technology would be of assistance in understanding the core work of FACT.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role before applying, please contact our Director/CEO, Nicola Triscott, via

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  • Lead the Board of FACT Liverpool, giving strategic direction to the Board and Executive leadership team to ensure that the organisation has a clear vision and mission, that these are followed, and that its objectives and activities remain true to its mission and values.
  • Ensure that FACT Liverpool applies its resources appropriately and exclusively in pursuing its objectives as defined in its governing document.
  • Ensure the Board has on it the skills to govern FACT Liverpool to the highest possible standards of governance.
  • Ensure the Board of Trustees review regularly and approve the organisation’s strategies and policies.
  • Ensure FACT Liverpool has appropriate policies, risk management processes, accounting procedures, and internal controls and systems – and that these are audited and reviewed within all regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Ensure the annual cycle of governance meetings (Board, AGM and Finance Subcommittee) is planned and followed.
  • Chair all Board meetings.
  • Monitor implementation of decisions and actions taken at Board meetings.
  • Appoint subcommittees with the approval of the Board and delegate functions as necessary, monitoring progress with the Chief Executive. Attend and be a member of other committees or working groups as appropriate.
  • Represent the organisation at appropriate events and meetings.
  • Advocate for FACT Liverpool with supporters and stakeholders and act as a spokesperson for the organisation where appropriate.
  • Keep informed about the activities of FACT Liverpool and wider issues which affect its work.
  • Regularly attend exhibitions and events.
  • Act as line manager to the Chief Executive, including briefing, appraisal, support and general discussion.
  • Appoint the Chief Executive when the post becomes vacant.
  • Ensure that FACT Liverpool has a strong and effective fundraising and income generation function and that the Board understands, supports and contributes to the fundraising and income generation.
  • Act as final stage adjudicator for disciplinary and grievance procedures, if required.

Time Consideration

Approximately 100 hours per year.

The Board meets four times a year, plus an AGM and an annual Board Away Day. It is important that the Chair is able to visit the organisation in Liverpool, and can be available to the Chief Executive on a regular basis (usually electronically or by telephone). Whilst the roles are unremunerated, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the following two forms:

  1. Application Form
    1. Upload a CV and Cover Letter via the application form
    2. We accept word or pdf documents and video or audio files
    3. Please label files: Name_CV/CoverLetter_Job Title
  2. Confidential Equal Opportunities Survey

Closing date for applications: Thursday 30 November 2023 at 23:59.

FACT Liverpool is a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We are committed to providing equal access to everyone, so if you require any adjustments or help with the application or interview process, please contact:

We are committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

Image: Josèfa Ntjam, When The Moon Dreamed of the Ocean (2022). Installation view at FACT Liverpool. Photo by Drew Forsyth