We have launched a search for a new Trustee Board, to reflect the organisation’s new status as an independent charitable organisation, and formally merges key design activities with the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment (CABE) on 1 April 2011.
We're looking for up to six Trustees, principally from the fields of design, architecture/built environment, business/industry and finance. The posts, which are unremunerated, will be offered as fixed term appointments of up to three years, with the possibility of renewal.
The Trustee Board will form part of a re-organised governance structure for the Design Council, which will include separate executive boards for Design Council and CABE services/businesses. The governing Council of the Design Council was dissolved on 31 March 2011, to be replaced by a larger advisory body drawn from business/industry, design and architecture/built environment.
The Council will have a new remit to provide high level advice to government on the use of design and how it can be built into policy-making, and will be recruited in the coming weeks.
Applications for the Board of Trustees are now closed. We'll be publishing more details in mid May.