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Chair of the Board of Trustees - Movema

Trustees Unlimited
Liverpool, Merseyside (GB)
Voluntary, expenses covered
Closing date
31 May 2023

Job Details

Movema is a multi-award winning, radical and transformative, world dance charity run by four female artists from culturally diverse backgrounds based & working in the most deprived areas of Liverpool & Bristol. Movema has worked with and for communities since 2009. Via a collaborative approach we drive positive social change, providing a range of health and wellbeing benefits for our diverse & excluded communities.

Following Ngozi Ikoku stepping down after 10 years of supporting Movema, we are seeking an exceptional person to join the board as Chair to guide Movema through its next exciting stage of development. The Chair will work in collaboration with our highly skilled and committed Board to provide effective governance that supports and challenges our executive team and wider colleagues to continue to realise Movema’s potential.

We are seeking interest from candidates with a commitment to and interest in our core purpose and we welcome approaches from those considering their first Chair role as well as experienced non-executives.

The Chair oversees the strategic direction of the charity, convening and chairing quarterly Board meetings, enabling contributions from all Trustees, and ensuring that sound decisions are made, supporting the work of the five Board subgroups (although not required to be a member of them all!);

Ambition and Quality

Finance and HR


Inclusivity and Relevance


A key element of the role involves driving forwards the strategic business plan, in partnership with the Board and the Executive Team.

The Chair will ideally line manage our CEO, (this is negotiable) and be available to support key events.


Diversity is in-built at the core of our business and everything we do and we consider ‘Diversity’ in its widest sense.
Movema is committed to ensuring our governing body reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We actively seek Trustees to reflect a multitude of experiences and backgrounds and encourage applications from ethnically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, other protected characteristics and those from working class backgrounds, currently under represented in high level arts roles.

Terms of appointment

This is a four-year appointment with board members eligible for two consecutiveterms of four years before retirement.
In order to support inclusivity an honorarium will be offered with this post plus anyadditional appropriate access costs and expenses.



Trustees Unlimited is a trustee and Non-Executive Director recruitment specialist and offers a solution to the problem many organisations face - trying to recruit high quality trustees and non- executives in a rigorous and yet cost-effective way.

It is a joint venture between Bates Wells Braithwaite, pre-eminent charity sector solicitors, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Russam GMS, leading interim management and executive search firm.

Established in 2009, Trustees Unlimited is one of the premier providers of trustee and non-executive recruitment, and through recruitment, training and mentoring has developed a unique offering that is helping many not-for-profit organisations strengthen their boards.

Whether it is a trustee for a charity, a director for a social enterprise or a volunteer to sit on an audit committee, Trustees Unlimited has unprecedented access to a large group of high calibre people who are actively looking for such roles: with a living database and a diverse network Trustees Unlimited is making a real difference in terms of helping boards become balanced and effective. 

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