Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: BBtrustees
Contact Name: Operations Manager
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2019 10:45

Job Description

Ballet Black is looking for up to three new trustees to join our board and help us to achieve our vision. We particularly welcome applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, and are looking for individuals with experience in one or more of the the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Legal
  • Strategic leadership & management in public or commerical sector organisation
  • Media and communications or PR

You will bring demonstrable professional experience in your area of specialism, along with the willingness to be an ambassador for the company and support fundraising initiatives. A passion for the arts and for diversity is essential.  Previous board level experience would be desirable.

This role is voluntary with a commitment to attend four board meetings a year, an annual awayday, performances and events.  Appointments are for an initial term of three years with the option of an additional three years.

It is the role of each trustee to:

  • Promote and advocate for Ballet Black, enhancing and protecting its reputation
  • Contribute to formulation of vision, mission and values, and development of strategy
  • Contribute to effective board performance through participation at productive meetings that offer appropriate constructive challenge and support to the Artistic Director
  • Follow high standards of conduct
  • With the rest of the board, oversee, monitor and approve financial planning, reporting and budgeting
  • With rest of the board approve and monitor operational and governance policies
  • Participate in regular board skills audits and performance reviews
  • Ensure accountability required by law to the Charity Commission, HMRC, Companies House, UK Visas and Immigration and other statutory bodies
  • Ensure compliance with the law
  • Ensure compliance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Respect the role of staff
  • Maintain confidentiality of board business
  • Declare any potential conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity
  • Attend all board meetings, except when absence is unavoidable
  • Engage fully in Ballet Black’s work, including attendance at some performances/events and, on occasion, to formally represent the charity on behalf of board and staff