Closing: Wed 22 May 2024

Board of Trustees

Call Out
Derby Theatre is excited to announce that they are on the lookout to further grow and diversify their Board of Trustees, and are inviting anyone who feels they may have the relevant experience, and interested in joining, to apply.

Derby Theatre has pioneered a new vision of what a regional producing theatre can be with its ground-breaking Learning Theatre model, which was established in 2013. This has transformed the theatre from a traditional producing house into an organisation that places learning at the heart of its mission.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for trustees with a depth of experience within the cultural sector, and theatre in particular. As we evolve, we are seeking trustees who can help the Board to govern the theatre, develop relationships in our city/region and build deep relationships with partners, funders and policy makers. For those interested in applying, it is important to us that you are passionate about the role art can play in empowering people’s lives, and that you are willing to invest your time and energy supporting Derby Theatre to both deepen and broaden its audiences at this time. Previous trustee experience is not essential, and support and mentoring is available for new trustees.

We are also looking for trustees with, and who can demonstrate, a range of skills and characteristics, including: a strong alignment to our mission, vision and values; integrity and impartiality, ability to build positive relationships and networks, intellectual curiosity to learn and discover more, fully committed to the role, reliability and punctuality and working collaboratively. The Trusteeship is an unpaid role with a commitment to attend 6 meetings a year, including board meetings, committees and training.

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Please send your CV, supporting statement and completed Diversity form

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How to apply

To apply to become a member of the Board of Trustees for Derby Theatre, please send: an up-to-date CV, supporting statement, diversity monitoring form, plus names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees (references will only be taken up once your express permission has been granted) to with ‘Board of Trustees Expression of Interest’ in the subject line of your email.

If you want to send a supporting statement as a video or audio file, please attach the files in an mp4 format, ensuring that they are no higher than 10MB or send via a WeTransfer link.

The information on the diversity form will be treated as confidential, and used for monitoring purposes. The form will not be treated as part of the application. Please save your document with a file name including your name and the role title, e.g. Your Name – Trustee Application.

We positively encourage applications from disabled people, people of African or Caribbean heritage, South Asian heritage, East Asian heritage, West Asian heritage, Central Asian heritage, South East Asian heritage and people of Middle East and North African heritage and those who have experienced racism. By the term ‘those who have experienced racism’, we are referring to individuals who have experienced discrimination based on the colour of their skin, race and/or their culture. We guarantee to interview any candidate with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. We aim to actively champion and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all of those we work with and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

More information

For more information about Derby Theatre, the trustee role (criteria, eligibility, how to apply); plus our vision, mission and values, you can download our Board of Trustees Information Pack and diversity monitoring form above.