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Job Details

Id: 9496



Arts Management + Administration


Classical Music + Opera


Job Title:


Organisation Name:

Lake District Summer Music

Organisation URL:


Kendal - North West




Part Time

Date Posted:


Closing Date:



Job Description & Person Specification:

Lake District Summer Music is seeking a new Chair from October 2018 to lead the Council of Management and promote the power of music in Cumbria.

Please see below for a role profile of this position.

For further information, or to express your interest, please contact or click here.

Leadership of Council of Management

Chair and plan Council of Management meetings

Encourage and support fellow Trustees to contribute to the smooth functioning of LDSM as appropriate for a small organisation Line manage and support the General Manager on behalf of the Council of Management

Oversee the recruitment, development and appraisal of trustees


In collaboration with the Artistic Director, establish the strategic direction for LDSM

Ensure that LDSM delivers its objects

Ensure the performance of the LDSM is monitored and the organisation is sustainable.

Take the lead, with the support of the Deputy Chairman and the Treasurer, so that LDSM is well governed and meets its statutory requirements

Ensure an effective relationship between the Council of Management and the staff and volunteers


Alongside other Trustees, and in particular the Artistic Director, act as spokesman and figurehead and ambassador for LDSM

Promote and sustain effective partnerships and collaborations with other organisations

Ensure that LDSM is contributing to and working within music and cultural networks across Cumbria and beyond


Leading the Council of Management through the application of tact, diplomacy and powers of persuasion

Additional personal qualities

A love of music

A willingness to learn and develop is as important as having relevant expertise

A mind open to new opportunities





Laura Howorth





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