The person should have senior board level experience.
The person must have a broad understanding of the role that the heritage sector can play in stimulating economic growth and investment and be able to drive forward Historic England’s business model with energy and commitment.
Specifically, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
The ability to chair organisations successfully at Board level
Experience of developing robust financial models and diverse funding streams, such as major fundraising programmes, philanthropic giving and increasing commercial income.
Understanding of heritage and the way that development and planning opportunities can be utilised to create more sustainable growth and address opportunities from levelling-up and the challenges from climate change.
A clear understanding of, and commitment to, the role of Historic England, with an appreciation of the balance between a strong national overview, strategy and policy, and on the ground delivery.
Excellent communication skills, complemented by vision and personal authority.
A commitment to preserving cultural heritage, and improving education and understanding of British and World history.
A strong commitment to engaging communities outside of London, factoring UK-wide perspectives into all decision making, and improving opportunities for access to people from low socio-economic backgrounds.
A commitment to improving opportunities for people throughout the UK and access to people from a diverse range of backgrounds.