Non Executive Director/ Trustee for Arts Charity

Job Title: Non Executive Director/ Trustee for Arts Charity
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: NIE 2019
Contact Name: Cat Moore
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 22, 2019 14:27

Job Description

New International Encounter (NIE) is an award-winning international company that creates new theatre shows and participation projects with young people through a mix of physical theatre, multiple languages, live music, storytelling and a European ensemble. We create spellbinding theatre working in 34 countries spanning 4 continents, from New York, Cape Town to Shanghai.

We have an office at Cambridge Junction and in Oslo, Norway.

We are keen to welcome new Trustees with a passion for theatre and a commitment to our aims. We are looking for people to join our UK board and bring their skills to delivering our strategy with a particular strength in one or all of the following:

•  Fundraising,

•  Finance background -  with the ability to probe financial statements (ideally with a recognised accountancy qualification)

Above all they will be passionate about the role of NIE in making contemporary theatre to educate, inform and inspire its audience. Experience of working with a charity or cultural organisation before becoming a trustee is not essential as training will be provided.

How to apply

If you are interested in the position, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in joining NIE, and what you would bring to the role by the deadline.

Applications can be made via email to: Cat Moore (

or by post to NIE, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview with the Chair and current Trustee of our board, and the Executive Producer with a follow up second interview with our Artistic Director.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cat on (01223) 403343.


Our expectations

The Board meets four times a year, plus an annual away day. Board meetings take place in NIE’s office at The Junction in Cambridge but from time to time Board members also participate in meetings by Skype or Facetime. We expect Trustees to make reasonable efforts to attend at NIE opening nights and to see the work of the company regularly.

The role is a voluntary one and is unpaid. The role is that of a Charity Trustee which carries legal obligations and fiduciary duties and requires compliance with Charity Law. Further details and a full description of the role will be sent to interested parties.

What we offer

  • Extensive induction and training programme
  • Develop your non executive skills
  • Work with an enthusiastic talented team
  • Make a contribution to supporting a charity
  • Broaden your board experience



The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 14 June 2019.


Interview date

Interviews will be held in Cambridge Junction in on Tuesday 2 July 2019.


NIE is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.