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| Niamh Hicks

We’re looking for new Trustees to join the BPT Board

Brighton People’s Theatre is aiming to recruit up to four new Trustees, to join the Board of Directors.

Brighton People’s Theatre Board plays a central role in the life of the company and is responsible for ensuring excellence governance, guarding the values and purpose of the organisation. Members of the Board are committed to the work of the organisation and enabling change in the way theatre is made and accessed in the UK today.   Board Members will be committed to Brighton People’s Theatre being an equal, diverse and inclusive organisation, and this will be reflected in the make up of the Board and how we work.

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.

“I know the huge value that the performing arts have brought to my life and how it gave me the confidence to do what I do now. Being a part of Brighton People’s Theatre has allowed me to support the arts being available to all and ensure the endless opportunities that stem from being part of a theatre company is opened up to everyone in our communities.”
~Helen Rice – current BPT Board Member

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.

This pack includes:

  • Overview of Brighton People’s Theatre
  • Role overview
  • Recruitment Process

If you’d like to apply, please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be downloaded below.

We will run the recruitment as a rolling process, as soon as we have the right mix of candidates we will undertake interviews and confirm appointments, we are looking at applications on a monthly basis.  We hope that this pack will help with any questions you might have about the application process. However, if you have any further queries, please email Marina Norris, Exec Director (Marina@brightonpeoplestheatre.org)

Click here to download the recruitment pack

Click here to download our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form