Unity Theatre Vacancies: Young Directors of the Future

Unity Theatre is launching a new initiative to broaden the diversity on its Board of Trustees, and is seeking to recruit young people aged 18-25, to become an active part of the governing team for a one-year term.

Unity hopes to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities that reflect our city. No prior board experience is required. People with experience in creative digital industries or with legal or financial skills and knowledge are particularly welcome, however if you simply have enthusiasm for what Unity does and a willingness to learn, the theatre would be happy to hear from you.

The initiative will give you the opportunity to:

  • Have a full induction
  • Contribute to board feedback, discussion and debate
  • Contribute your own ideas and perspectives
  • Be mentored by an existing Board Members
  • Develop your communication skills and presentation experience

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing for and attending board meetings
  • Acting as an Ambassador for the Unity Theatre
  • Contributing ideas and time to the fundraising programme

To apply you will need to show:

  • Active interest in the Unity, its work and its values
  • Desire to learn and contribute
  • Willingness to listen, ask questions and share your views
  • Self-motivation and organisation
  • Commitment to the role for 12 months

To apply for the role, send a covering letter telling why you would like to be one of Unity’s Directors of the Future, what you hope to both bring and get out of the experience. If possible, include an up-to-date CV with your application. You will also need to complete and send in a monitoring form.

Send your applications, with covering letter and completed monitoring form, to Sue Williams at suewilliams@unitytheatre.co.uk.

You can also contact Sue if you would like to have an informal chat about the role before you apply.

Deadline for applications: Friday 28 April 2017, 5.30pm

Note: Unity’s Directors of the Future will not have the same legal and declaration responsibilities as full Board Members. If Board decisions require a vote, Unity’s Directors of the Future will be able to contribute to any debate but won’t have voting rights.

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