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Pop Up Projects are a national children’s literature development agency and Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), working across the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland. We are seeking applications for the Chair position on our Board of Non-Executive Directors, to step in and take over from our outgoing Chair, Cynthia Davis, Founder & CEO of BAME Recruitment Ltd. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic professional who may have held a leadership or executive position in any sector, and has transferable skills to support the growth of our non-profit, which delivers social impact and change through children’s literature and publishing enterprises. As we emerge from a challenging period of disruption and innovation, driven by a renewed ambition to create a more balanced portfolio of charitable and commercial products and services, the new Chair will play a pivotal role in supporting the Executive & Creative Director and his team in delivering that ambition, while ensuring good governance. Over a five-year tenure, the Chair will prepare for and host four quarterly meetings, check-in on Board members between meetings, liaise regularly with the Executive & Creative Director to gain a strong understanding of the organisation’s activities, opportunities, challenges and risks, and lead the whole Board in establishing a new philanthropic fundraising drive. The right candidate will have passion for or interest in children’s literature and publishing but does not need to have professional experience in that world. Would suit someone who is retired, freelance or part-time, i.e. with a little time on their hands during some working weeks.