Join the Board of Theatre Centre
“Theatre Centre… defies clichés” – The Guardian.
Theatre Centre aims to encourage, nurture and galvanise children and young people to express their imaginations, opinions and ambitions through the arts.
We believe all children and young people deserve to experience transformative theatre no matter where they live and no matter their circumstances. We facilitate young people’s leadership and activism through an extensive programme of creative projects and create powerful theatre productions for, with and about young people, which tour nationally into schools and theatres. Theatre Centre has pioneered radical and contemporary theatre for young audiences since 1953, commissioning and nurturing diverse playwrights to invest in stories that are resonant with children and young people and valuing narratives that are relevant to their worlds.
If you share our vision of making transformative arts accessible for all children and young people and agree that more can be done to nurture and celebrate youth voice, we’d love you to consider joining our Board of Trustees.
The role of Trustee is to provide direction and support to the senior management team, with regard to fundraising and development, business strategy, company policy and artistic aims as well as monitoring the efficient running of the organisation. We are looking for individuals who can offer their expertise, skills and networks to further the success of the company and scrutinise and advise on senior management decisions.
We are looking for people that have some or all of the following attributes:
· A strong interest in realising the potential of young people and their leadership
· A passion for the arts, and specifically theatre
· Share the values of the company, especially around diversity and equal opportunities
· Experience in leadership and developing senior level relationships
· Represent or consult with organisations at a senior level
· Can work constructively within a Trustee team which is diverse in background, culture and profession
· Are open to sharing with us their extended expertise pathways and networks
We currently have a good spread of expertise on the Board of Trustees but are looking to strengthen these areas and bring in new areas currently not represented. A summary of skills we are looking for include:
· Senior Management in business, finance and/or arts/creative industries
· Diversity and Disability Policy & Practice
· Children’ & Youth Services
· Entrepreneurship – e-commerce and Product Development
· Fundraising – Corporate and Social Investment
· Marketing – PR/Press
· Educational Policy & Practice (Primary & Secondary)
· Artistic – Literary and Applied Arts
You can find the full Board Information Pack on our website: http://www.theatre-centre.co.uk/downloads/pages/Trustee_Information_Pack_-_2018-min.pdf
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, please email a CV and a short covering letter outlining your reasons for wanting to join our Board and what you can offer it. If you would like to communicate this in an alternative way, please get in touch and we will make all reasonable adjustments possible to receive your interest.
Please send FAO Natalie Wilson (CEO) at email@example.com, or call 020 7729 3066 if you need to make your application in a different format.
Theatre Centre has an active Equal Opportunities Policy and is particularly keen to hear from those who are currently underrepresented on our Board:
· Those who are 18-25
· Identify as LGBTQI
· Have a disability
· Are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
We would be grateful if you would complete an equal opportunities form, available from our website.
About Theatre Centre
Theatre Centre empowers young leadership and youth activism through the arts, supporting and transforming young people to change the world by enriching their learning and leadership potential with theatre productions, creative projects and resources. Founded in 1953, we are an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and a registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees.
In 2015 the company, led by Artistic Director Natalie Wilson, launched a new business plan which aims to build financial and cultural resilience by reimagining our working processes, diversifying our programme and by placing children and young people at the centre of our practice, as makers and audiences. This is a new chapter in the life of a pioneering company and as a Trustee you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact and help steer Theatre Centre through this exciting next phase.