Chair of the board of trustees

The Piece Hall
West Yorkshire
Competitive rates of pay
30 Nov 2016
15 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Chair of the board of trustees.

An exciting opportunity to chair one of the uk's most important heritage & cultural projects.

In 2017 one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain - The Piece Hall in Halifax - will be fully reopened following a £19 million conservation programme. There will be nowhere like it in the world.

Yorkshire's monumental Grade I listed structure is the only surviving cloth hall in the UK, an iconic symbol of the important role played by Georgian Halifax at the booming centre of the world's woollen trade.

At the heart of the town since 1779, The Piece Hall will be
transformed into a 21st century town square for everyone to enjoy. A special place to be, the princely architectural gem will be a magnetic destination: a place where people will meet and all paths cross for work, business, leisure, arts and entertainment.

Whilst Yorkshire's international reputation as a compelling destination takes hold, The Piece Hall is preparing for its most exciting chapter in decades.

The Piece Hall transformation programme is led by Calderdale Council and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with additional support from Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation. On completion, The Piece Hall Trust is an independent body who will be responsible for managing the space and realising this next chapter.

After a three-year tenure, the existing Chair will step down at the end of this year, and The Piece Hall Trust is seeking a high quality and committed Chair to work alongside the existing Trustees in this important stage of The Piece Hall's 200-year history.

For more information on this unremunerated, voluntary post please visit our website:
The closing date for expressions of interest is 12 noon, Monday 9 January 2017.