Recruiting a new D&T Association Chair

Published 19th July 2021

Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation of designers, technologists, and engineers?

The Design and Technology Association is looking for a high-profile candidate to Chair the Board of this prestigious organisation and contribute to its work, shaping design, engineering and technology education in the UK and helping to inspire more young people to develop critical creative skills.


The Design and Technology Association is a charity dedicated to the advancement of high-quality education delivered in the UK. It promotes and supports continuous improvement in the delivery of education and training in design, technology, and engineering.

Design and Technology is the study of how to think, create and make a better world: innovating new products, services, and experiences from concept through to design, manufacture and use. It is part of the English National Curriculum and provides all primary and secondary school pupils with the opportunity to learn about a wide range of industry and society relevant skills.

The subject offers a unique introduction to the design, creative, engineering, manufacturing, and digital sectors, and can help to prepare young people for a wide and ever-expanding range of exciting career pathways. Students develop higher-level thinking skills, creativity and technological capabilities, many of which are critical to meeting future skills needs along with contributing to meeting local, national and global challenges such as creating ethical and sustainable futures and addressing issues such as climate change.

Our Board

Our Board of Trustees is comprised of leading figures from business and education who are passionate about working with the Design and Technology Association to support schools, colleges and universities in developing the skillsets that the UK economy and society needs.

Our Trustees approve the strategy and plans for the Association and provide the high levels of governance and oversight that you would expect for a leading UK institution. Trustees are also ambassadors of the Association and promote its activities to key stakeholders in government, education and industry.

Our current Chair is standing down at the end of 2021 after 6 years in the role and we are looking for an exceptional individual with a passion for education and the leadership and advocacy abilities to lead the Design and Technology Association as its new Chair.

Please note this is a re-advertisement. Deadline for applications is 9 November 2021.

If you are interested in applying for the role of Chair of the Association and would like more information, please contact Brenda van Beijnum, Operations and Finance Manager: Email

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Chair job description

Recruitment Timeline

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