Aug 232020

Pro Chancellor and Chair of Council - Royal College of Art

Recruiter: Odgers Berndtson
Location: London
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted:  21 Aug 2020
Closes: 21 Sep 2020
Ref: 75084
Job Function: Trustees
Industry: Creative, Visual Arts
Position Type: Permanent

The Royal College of Art is a unique and dynamic community, ranked the top university for art and design globally for the 6th year running by the QS rankings. A pioneer in a fast-paced world, the RCA is the international voice of authority for art and design education and research, offering a transformative experience to individuals who go on to transform the world.

For over 180 years, the RCA has been a world-leader, inspiring bold, creative steps by staff, students and alumni in the fields of architecture, communication, fashion, design and fine and applied arts. Embracing new areas of expertise and innovative technologies from robotics and AI to computing, materials science and intelligent mobility, the RCA launches a record number of student-led businesses each year, incubated by InnovationRCA.

Today, the RCA is undergoing the most significant period of change in its history, driven by its strategic plan 2016-2021, at a time of reform within UK and international higher education. The physical manifestation of this is a new flagship building in Battersea, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, that will become a landmark for London and a beacon for art and design education.

Appointed by the Council, the College’s governing body, the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council is responsible for the leadership of Council and is accountable to the College’s stakeholders for its effectiveness. This is a unique opportunity to lead the RCA Council and help steer this extraordinary institution. The coming years will offer challenge as well as opportunity. The Chair will provide visible leadership, partnering with the Vice-Chancellor and executive team to ensure the development and delivery of the College’s next phase of strategy.

The RCA is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Through this appointment process it is the Council’s clear stated aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. The College particularly welcomes applications from women, people from Black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBT+ community and people with disabilities.

For further information on the RCA, the role and selection criteria, as well as details of how to apply, please visit www.odgers.com/75084.

Closing date for applications is Monday 21 September 2020.

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