Chair; Board Member; Fundraising Board

Job Title: Chair; Board Member; Fundraising Board
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hornchurch
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Board
Contact Name: Mathew Russell
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 12, 2020 15:12

Job Description

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is a vibrant producing theatre, working in Outer East London, Essex and beyond. As a cultural hub, over 210,000 people enjoy the programme each year, including the best in home grown theatre, visiting live entertainment and inspiring Learning and Participation projects. Behind the scenes, sets and costumes are lovingly created on-site by a highly skilled team. Audiences are guaranteed a warm welcome from a three year winner of UK Theatre’s Most Welcoming Theatre (2016 – 2018) and London Theatre of the Year 2020 (The Stage Awards), the first Outer London theatre to receive this prestigious award.

At this time, the Board is seeking to appoint:

•             A new Chair

•             Up to five new Board members

•             New co-opted members for the Fundraising Board

The Board has recently undertaken a skills audit of current and departing members and in making new appointments, seeking to prioritise recruiting Board members with the following skills:

•             Fundraising

•             Communications (marketing, public relations, stakeholder engagement, campaigning)

•             Children and young people (strategic knowledge of formal and informal education)

•             Digital

•             Human Resources

•             Arts Council England sector knowledge

There is also a strong desire to change the diversity of the Board, and applications are being sought from underrepresented groups, specifically addressing race, disability and those aged under 26.

Full recruitment pack:

Please contact Mathew Russell, Executive Director, ( if you would like to discuss any of the roles or the process before you apply or would welcome access assistance with your expression of interest. Mathew will also be able to arrange for you to speak to the current Chair, Board members and/or Artistic Director in advance of you applying, depending on what is most appropriate and helpful. When you apply, please send a CV, supporting statement (up to 2 pages, making clear your relevant skills), names and contact details of 2 referees and a completed Equal Opportunities Form. If you'd prefer to provide your supporting statement digitally, please do so in a video file (please provide this as a link to view online i.e. a private view/unlisted video on youtube or vimeo).