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Tonic Theatre in London seeks new Trustee – employment law expertise welcomed

Tonic Theatre in London seeks new Trustee – employment law expertise welcomed

Closing Date
17 May 2021
London SE1 (National Theatre)
Time Commitment
4 board meetings a year + away day

Looking ahead, our vision over the next five years is to grow by deepening our work in the areas of arts and culture we already work in while simultaneously expanding into new ones. Therefore we are seeking to recruit up to four new trustees to help drive the organisation to the next level.

Tonic is an independent organisation and charity established in 2011 that works with arts and cultural organisations to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion. We are now a leading agent for change with a proven track record of enabling organisations to deliver lasting, positive results through our wide programme of work that encompasses training, consultancy, research and cross-sector projects and programmes. The impact of our interventions, both on the organisations we have worked with and, by extension, the wider industry is profound, and we are now seeking to recruit new trustees to our Board to support and grow our work in the coming years.

“The work the National Theatre have been doing with Tonic is enhancing our understanding with both nuance and vision. In fact, Tonic has become increasingly pivotal in helping the entire industry raise its game.” – Rufus Norris, Director, National Theatre.

We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with expertise in the following areas:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • HR/Employment Law

We are not necessarily expecting applicants to have had previous charity board experience. However, all applicants should have a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion plus professional experience and/or a personal interest in the arts and culture. More information on Tonic’s existing Board of trustees can be found here.


We are looking for trustees who can commit to:

  • Four Board meetings per year (approximately two hours each). These are generally held on weeknight evenings.
  • One Board away day per year. These are generally held on a weekend.
  • An appointment for a five-year period (trustees may stand for re-election for an additional term)
  • As a small charity, Tonic’s Board tends to adopt a hands-on, engaged approach and – where possible around their other commitments – are willing to help out on an ad-hoc basis as required, i.e. at Tonic events or on sub-committees

There is no remuneration other than essential expenses in connection with bona fide Tonic business and agreed in advance with the Director. If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation about Tonic or the trustee role prior to making an application please contact Tonic’s Director Lucy Kerbel, lucy@tonictheatre.co.uk.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you would like to be a trustee for Tonic and what you think you can bring to the role to chair@tonictheatre.co.uk.

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