Chair of NIMBA African Dance & Music

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Organisation: Ballet Nimba

Location Cardiff, South East Wales, CF5 1BA
Where the role is based Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit None
Application deadline 22 Sep 2017
Opportunity type Trustee/Governor
Reference number J55602

Opportunity description

Support diversity in the arts! NIMBA produce accessible performances, workshops, film documentation of African Arts. We entertain, engage & promote intercultural understanding.



The role

We’re at an exciting time in our development, having been lucky enough to secure funding for Organisational Development from the Arts Council of Wales and we want to build our artistic, funding and marketing strategies, investigating new income streams and ways of working whilst seeking to build on our successes. We are looking for a proactive Chair of the Board to bring experience, skill and their enthusiasm to help us achieve our aims at this pivotal time.

We are currently a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee but want to transition to becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in order ensure the long term sustainability of the organisation. 


Required skills

  • Business advice / analysis
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring

Person description

We’re looking for Board Members who can support the organisation to become more sustainable, bring fresh perspectives and challenge where appropriate. Experience of being on a board, a director or trustees for a not for profit company or a charity is an advantage but not essential. If you’re proactive and enthusiastic about promoting intercultural understanding and interested in supporting a not-for-profit company, then we currently have vacancies in the following areas:


  • Governance

  • Strategic development and planning
  • Fundraising

  • Human resource management

  • Legal

  • Finance

  • Marketing and communications skills

  • Strategic planning and development

  • Knowledge and experience of the arts and cultural industries in the UK


Applications are welcome from people of all backgrounds who have an interest in the company and our work. Most importantly, we’re looking for people who are committed to improving the cultural offer Wales and the UK has to offer and are enthusiastic about the potential the creative arts offers to promote diversity and inclusivity.

What impact the opportunity will have

We need someone who wants to commit to chairing our Board, who believes in the power of the arts to change attitudes, lives and create opportunities. This is a make or break time for us and this is an opportunity for you to ensure our future success and establish NIMBA as a dominant force in the Diverse Arts Offer in Wales and Beyond.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is a chance to make a real difference to a diverse and emerging company who can highlight the value of African Arts in Wales and Beyond. 

Time commitment

Either in or out of office hours

We would like to have board meetings every 2 months a minimum, usually about an hour to an hour and a half.

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