Trustee

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.


Relevant links & downloads:

Info Pack | Equal Opps Form

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.

Personal Attributes
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 of 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

Skills
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

  • Childrens' & 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

Recruitment
You can find the full Recruitment Pack at the top of this page.

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 admin@theatre-centre.co.uk

020 7729 3066


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 to download at the top of this page.