Seeking a confident, experienced and inclusive leader to join our Board of Directors!

Arts for Recovery in the Community (Arc) is looking for a Chair of the Board, who can lead this award-winning charity in providing strategic guidance whilst ensuring it complies with all charity financial and legal requirements.

We are seeking an experienced Chair to Lead our Board of Directors and support the organisation in its continued development as a cultural arts and health hub in Stockport and beyond.

This is an exciting time to join Arc’s Board, with a thriving central location on Stockport’s cultural corridor in the Hat Works Museum and growing recognition of art and health in connecting and supporting communities.

We work across all ages, identity and backgrounds and mental health spectrum to deliver projects in the community, through our partners and in our studio spaces throughout the year. We are often commissioned to do other themed art projects and exhibitions in Stockport and other Greater Manchester areas.

The successful candidate will be passionate about improving the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable, isolated adults and young people through creative wellbeing programmes. They will have had previous experience as a Chair and be willing to work alongside the Chief Executive and Board to increase our profile, reach, organisational resilience, and income streams, creating a more dynamic and sustainable organisation.


TAKE NOTICE: So are you excited to join or curious but would like to know more? Feel free to get in touch and we’ll answer any questions you may have.

GIVE: Your time, expertise and interest to our organisation. Being a trustee is voluntary and as such is unpaid.


Please email Arc CEO for general enquiries and if you wish to pass on your contact details to the Chair to have an informal discussion before you apply as charity trustee.


Role description: click here for Chair Role Description

Application form: click here for Chair Application Form


Applicants for consideration will be invited to the next Board meeting to observe the meeting and meet the Directors. Meetings are every other month on a Thursday from 6pm-8pm.

Formal appointment subject to acceptable references and DBS check.