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Chair of the Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th April 2024

  • Advertised from 15th March 2024


We are seeking a dynamic, visionary and dedicated Chair as we embark on a new and exciting chapter at the Book Festival. We are looking for someone who embodies our values and will act as a credible ambassador for the Festival whilst being able to lead the Board, motivate external support, and inspire the team.

A willingness to fully commit time to the role is necessary as well as the ability to approach the many responsibilities as Chair with enthusiasm and professionalism. This will include, but not limited to: attending Board and Committee Meetings, keeping informal contact with Trustees, team members and stakeholders as well as attending events.

The Chair will serve an initial five-year term, with the potential for the role to be extended for a further three years, at the Board’s discretion.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Monday 8 April 2024

Initial meetings for shortlisted candidates:w/c 29 April

Find the full information pack here.

Apply via AEM International here.