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Trustees

Trustees

Body: Cygnet Training Theatre
Sector: Performing Arts
Location: Exeter
Number of vacancies: 4 Trustees
Renumeration: None
Time requirements: See specification for each role
 

Vacancy Description

Cygnet Training Theatre is seeking to appoint four individuals as new Trustees to join the Board.

We strongly encourage applications from: women; people with disabilities; and people who are from ethnically or culturally diverse backgrounds. Cygnet Training Theatre is keen for the board and its work to be informed by and representative of the diverse communities it serves.

Over the last few years Cygnet Training Theatre has undergone a significant process of transformation to raise its profile and impact as an industry recognised professional training. The new trustees would work to build on the charity's dynamic new focus and energy and help lead the organisation through the next exciting phase of its development.
 

Person Specification

The chief role of the Trustees is to assist the Chair in meeting the board's overall responsibilities, in accordance with their statutory and charitable duties. Advice and guidance on these duties will be provided as part of an induction.

The trustees promote good governance by ensuring that the Board of Trustees effectively performs its principal tasks of:

  • Commenting on/approving policy matters, accreditation, and the content of its annual report
  • Ensuring that proper financial, administrative, and legal arrangements are in place.
  • Assisting the forward motion of the theatre's development.
  • The Board of Trustees offers guidance and expertise to the Executive (the Principal and staff of Cygnet Theatre).


Assessment criteria

Cygnet Training Theatre is preferably seeking Trustees with experience and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Performer or creative professional in the UK live performance sector
  • Theatre Producer or Executive Producer
  • Planning lawyer with familiarity of policy and processes affecting the heritage and culture sectors
  • Arts press or media journalist with knowledge/experience of theatre/live performance
  • Fundraising
  • Arts Management
  • Candidates will also need to demonstrate in their application how they meet the following essential criteria:
  • An interest in the aims and objectives of Cygnet Training Theatre - this could be relating to our educational, community or theatre work.
  • An advocate for Cygnet Training Theatre with an ability to actively promote its work to wider networks.
  • A commitment to promoting cultural diversity and inclusion in the leadership and delivery of Theatres Charities work.
  • Desirable criteria:
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting theatres across the UK, and appreciation of: their value in planning; regeneration and development; architecture and design; the environment and heritage.
  • Effective personal and communication skills, allied to an ability to be objective, listen, inspire and motivate.

There are three board meetings each year plus the Annual General Meeting. Other involvement is voluntary and on an ad hoc basis e.g. if the Principal seeks advice on given topics from particular trustees.

The appointment is for an initial term of one year and is expected to start on 1st September 2021.

We strongly encourage applications from: women; people with disabilities; and people who are from ethnically or culturally diverse backgrounds. Cygnet Training Theatre is keen for the board and its work to be informed by and representative of the diverse communities it serves.
 

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send:

  • a CV of not more than two sides of A4;
  • a supporting statement of not more than two sides of A4, providing examples and setting out how you meet the criteria;
  • the Diversity Monitoring Form (optional) and;
  • the Declaration of Conflicts of Interests Form.

Completed applications should be sent to: info@cygnettheatre.co.uk

Please put 'Trustee's appointment' in the subject title.

If you have any questions about the appointments process, please contact Hannah Goodaire, Theatre Manager at info@cygnettheatre.co.uk


Closing date: 21st July 2021