The Charity

Valley and Vale was established during the miners’ strike in South Wales in the early 1980’s. At that time the organisation was offering creative activities as a way of helping people in the Garw Valley document their lives during a period of hardship and great change. These local interactions evolved into working with national and international communities using Community Arts as a vehicle for exploration and change for individuals and groups. Our aim has always been to offer safe environments in which individuals and groups are empowered to use creative person centred approaches to deliver process-focused arts activities.

Valley and Vale is committed to providing access to a range of creative activities and interventions that will enable a diverse range of people to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem.  We believe that by equipping individuals with the courage and self-assurance, which can be nurtured by creative self-expression, individuals and communities can be strengthened and enriched. 

Valley and Vale community Arts is an Arts Portfolio Wales organisation, and works closely with the Arts Council of Wales as well as other funders and partners which include NHS Trusts, Sony and Bridgend County Borough Council.

The Job

The role of the Chair is to provide strategic leadership and direction to the Charity through the board of trustees and Chief Executive.  The successful person will be pivotal to the future of the Charity and will provide expert guidance across strategy, governance, finance and HR to help facilitate further growth.

The Chair will lead regular board meetings to review the Charity’s operations and guide the organisation in decision making on important issues that will propel Valley and Vale and their work forward.  The Chair can be called upon between meetings plus to meet with ACW, meet with the CE and organise Extraordinary meetings when necessary.

As the Chair of the organisation, you will also look to develop relationships outside of the Charity and promote the Charity’s work where ever possible.

The Person

A strategic leader who has a passion for the sector and the work that the Charity does. This, alongside the willingness to give up spare time to give back to a hugely worthwhile cause.