Venice in Peril Fund CIO is looking to recruit a new Chair to its board of trustees

1 November 2021 – Venice in Peril Fund CIO is looking to recruit a new Chair to its board of trustees.

Who we are
Venice in Peril Fund was established in 1971 as the successor charity of the Art & Archives Rescue Fund (1967 – 1971), in response to the great floods in Venice and Florence in 1966. The charity raises funds for the conservation of monuments, works of art and buildings across Venice and its islands. It works to support and safeguard Venice as a centre of cultural importance, through its funding of  heritage conservation projects. By sharing its work it promotes a deeper public understanding of Venice as a living city.
Over the last 50 years, Venice in Peril Fund has undertaken over 75 projects, including the restoration of churches, conservation of works of art and museum objects, funding training bursaries and research initiatives, in Venice and the Venetian lagoon. It has also acted as a powerful advocate for Venice and the many challenges it faces at a time of climate and demographic change and overdependence on tourism.
Venice in Peril Fund is run from an office in London by two part-time Joint CEOs who work closely with the board whose members are resident in Italy and England.

What does the role of Chair involve?
This is an exciting opportunity for a new Chair with vision and ambition to help shape and manage the charity as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the charity celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about safeguarding Venice’s heritage – an energetic Chair who is able to make a real time commitment to Venice in Peril Fund. That person will be prepared to lead the charity, to act as its ambassador, to assist it with fundraising and to help oversee the general management of Venice in Peril Fund in the United Kingdom and Italy.
The role is voluntary and unremunerated. As part of fulfilling the role, the Chair will expect to travel to Venice as necessary, for example, to inaugurate completed projects.

Terms of appointment
The Chair will be appointed for a period of five years with the option to extend his/her tenure for a total of nine years.

Applications for the position of Chair will close on 24 December 2021. A shortlisting and interview process will then take place with the aim of appointing a new Chair by April 2022.
Further details can be obtained by requesting a recruitment pack as detailed below.

If you would like to apply
First of all thank you very much for your interest in applying for the role of Chair.
If you would like to apply, please contact us at so that we can send you a more detailed Chair recruitment pack. Alternatively, please send us 
• An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
• A supporting letter of no more than two pages describing what interests you about the role of Chair and the particular skills and experience you would bring to the charity.

For further information please contact us at the above email address or by telephone at +44 207 736 6891