Brighton People’s Theatre seeks new Trustee – legal skills needed
Our vision is for a society where everyone who wants to can make and enjoy theatre. We believe the power of the arts can transform lives, build communities and improve wellbeing.
We want to diversify the voices making theatre, and the audiences consuming it, we prioritise our resources on working in areas of high socio-economic deprivation in the City. Co-creation is at the centre of our work, we respond to the communities we work with and aim to build a company that is inclusive.
This is an extraordinary time to be an arts organisation, as we navigate the changing conditions of operating in a pandemic. Brighton People’s Theatre has continued to provide services to our members throughout the pandemic, and we are expanding our reach this September as we roll out workshops in priority areas across Brighton & Hove. We need to review our future plans on how best we can increase our impact and ensure our artistic activity and financial model align.
We believe that Brighton People’s Theatre has an important role to play in recovery from providing opportunities within the communities we work with to advocating for the importance of co-creation in theatre. Leading by example, we want to ensure that the communities we work with not only have their stories represented on stage but there is more diverse representation in the arts and in our company.
Brighton People’s Theatre is currently undertaking a conversion from a Community Interest Company (CIC) to a Community Interest Organisation (CIO) and is awaiting Charity Registration. We expect this to be in place before new Trustees come on board. Our non-executive Board is responsible for:
- setting policy
- ensuring sound financial management
- securing the future of the Company through advice on fundraising and networking with senior policymakers
- appointing senior staff
- supporting the senior staff in their activities
We are keen to recruit Trustees with any of the following areas of sector experience:
- HR & Organisational Development– with experience of power sharing models in the Arts or Third Sector
- Professional Theatre Expertise – experience of co-creation and/or National perspective of theatre
- Legal – a current gap in knowledge and skills on the Board
- Digital– enabling inclusion using digital platforms, this could be from marketing to programming
- Community Organising – ideally based in one of the following areas: Portslade, Bevendean & Moulsecoomb, Whitehawk, Tarner
Brighton People’s Theatre is committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome interest from all sectors and backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from those identifying as working class.
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