Appointment Details

Royal Drawing School

Job Title: Chair

Job Reference:EAEASA

Closing Date: Friday 26 Apr 2019

Drawing is a primary language and crucial route to innovation across the creative disciplines and beyond, from fashion, fine art and animation to filmmaking, product design and engineering. The Royal Drawing School is a specialist education organisation and charity based in London that aims to raise the standard and profile of drawing through teaching and practice. Delivering to over 1000 students a week and running more than 250 courses annually, the School will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020 and has matured into a world-class specialist educational resource of acknowledged excellence in its field and a valued part of the UK art education landscape.

The School is seeking an outstanding candidate to join the board as Chair of Trustees. The Chair will inherit a firm foundation of success and a growing international reputation as a basis for taking the School to the next level and securing its long-term financial sustainability. The School has already raised £13 million of its £28 million endowment campaign.

Candidates will have experience as a Chair and will be comfortable engaging with high level stakeholders and acting as advocate for an organisation. A personal commitment to the visual arts and education is key, as is a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates should bring an international mind-set, a track record of successful fundraising and an entrepreneurial perspective.

The next Chair of the Royal Drawing School will be in a unique and privileged position to lead this vibrant organisation to even greater success and to secure its permanent future as an important royal legacy to the visual arts and education.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Royal Drawing School on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference EAEASA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon Friday 26th April 2019.

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