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Chair of Trustees

After a brilliant few years for the charity, Design West seeks our next chair of trustees.


“It has been my privilege to chair the Board of Trustees for the last six years. During this time Design West has developed significantly in stature & influence. The Director & a very capable team have developed a wide range of collaborations & partnerships across the South West assisting towns, cities & communities to shape their environments through engagement & dialogue.

The impact of the built environment, on all our lives, has never been as important as it is today. Design West has a great deal to contribute to support & influence all those involved in creating our built & green environments to ensure a better future.

I leave this exceptional organisation in the very capable hands of the Board of Trustees & a dedicated Director & her team. I will look forward with interest to seeing Design West continue to thrive as it enters the next phase of development. I am in no doubt that Design West is playing an important role at a critical time & I wish everyone involved the very best for the future.”

Nick Childs, Outgoing Chair of the Board.


Design West seek a new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Design West is a global centre of excellence for design & placemaking, based in Bristol. Our mission is to inspire public, politicians & professionals across the built environment to design, better, healthier places to live, work & relax. A registered charity, we put design & social value at our heart. Our vision is a world designed for life.

As chair of Design West you will influence the future of design & placemaking, across the South West & beyond.

See the candidate pack for details.

How to Apply

Moon Executive Search are managing the recruitment process. If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your latest CV with a supporting statement explaining your motivations for applying for the role, how your skills knowledge & experience match the outline and what you can additionally bring to the role.

Email to:
FAO Sandy Hinks, Head of Charity Practice, Ref: Mc2296

Closing Date: Sun 8 January (Midnight)
Informal conversations can be arranged with Tom Russell (Trustee) or Nick Childs (Current Chair)
Tom Russell ; Nick Childs

Design West is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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