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Trustee Recruitment

We are looking to recruit new Trustees to drive our organisation to achieve new strategic goals and to diversify and strengthen the board. We seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, and as per our commitment to equality and diversity, applications from Black, Asian and global majority candidates and candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged.

Our new Trustees will possess substantial experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

Applicants who can bring in new ideas and stimulus from sectors other than the culture sector would be welcome. We are particularly interested in encouraging applications from across the country to ensure we have broad geographical representation on our board.

Our ideal candidates will be individuals who can bring a fresh perspective on theatre as well as be technology-savvy, innovative and action-orientated. We are open to candidates form a variety of professional backgrounds and first time trustees. A can-do attitude coupled with a forward-looking outlook is essential. We are open to candidates from a variety of professional backgrounds. Understanding and appreciating the multi-dimensional nature of ETT and its values are key.

As well as serving on the Board and overseeing the strategic direction and good governance of the organisation, the Trustees will play a specific role in oversight of the company’s activities and strategy.

As a volunteer, the Trustees will attend quarterly Trustee meetings as well as offer their time to work closely with the ETT staff team throughout the year.

What experience might you need? 

Strategic HR

An interest in business development and strategy

A background in a contemporary HR environment and passion for good practice.

A commitment to progressive and inclusive employment practices.


You might have some experience in a legal background within any sector for example employment, entertainment, contract, business, finance.

You could have some knowledge of development practices; fundraising & corporate sponsorships.

You may have experience of commercial best practice and a passion to share that with a charitable organisations.

Digital Innovation

You could have experience of working in cutting-edge Digital Projects, organisations & industries.

You may have Experience in Social Media, TV, Film, Immersive Technologies, VR, AI, AR & Digital Storytelling or across a range of digital industries.

Audience Engagement

A wide area of experience is applicable: Marketing, Participation, Data Analysis, PR.

A strong passion for developing new audiences and widening access to the arts.

You could come from a background in communicating with large and diverse groups of people through a range of mediums including print, social media, online etc.

For further information about this role or for a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Philippa Fabry | | 07772 902071

Damla Sat | | 07904 814264

Closing date: 9am, Monday 9th August 2021