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Cla Is Recruiting New Trustees


CLA is recruiting new Trustees

CLA champions a right to arts and culture for every child. It uses evidence to demonstrate the ways in which an arts-rich education provides skills for life and skills for work, enabling all children to fulfil their potential. Working with educators, arts education practitioners and policy makers, it aims to create positive and sustained shifts in arts and cultural learning access, opportunities and experiences, and in national policy, infrastructure and funding. Working on behalf of its members, CLA is actively inclusive and applies a social justice lens to all its activity.

We are looking for new Trustees to join us as we establish ourselves as a new charity after a decade of working as an informal alliance. We have a real sense of energy and ambition, a clear strategy, and much that we want to achieve, including a new evidence framework, and establishing new ways of working on behalf of our members. We are seeking applicants with experience of working in cultural learning – in the education, arts, youth or policy sectors – but are also interested in hearing from people with experience of any of the following: SEND, communications (particularly digital communications), fundraising, charity finance and accounts, and charity law. We would welcome applications from younger applicants and those with no previous board experience – but equally don’t let this deter you if neither of these applies to you. We are committed to inclusion and diversity, and particularly welcome applications from Black and Minoritised candidates.

If you are passionate about the value of arts education and think that you have the skills, qualities or experience to help us deliver our mission on behalf of all children and young people, then we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email telling us why you’re interested, and summarising your relevant skills and commitment in no more than 500 words. To apply email the Co-Chairs by 15

For more information you can find our CLA Trustee Application Pack here.

CLA is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registered Charity Number: 1203017