Peer Productions are looking for a dynamic and ambitious Chair to join our pioneering charity as we grow from a successful local charity into an organisation with a national profile and international reach.
We are looking for a Chair Person to guide the charity as we continue to reach more young people and change more young lives. We are the only organisation of our kind that specialises in delivering high-quality theatre productions performed by specially trained young actors/peer educators.
Our Chair needs to be able to advocate for the organisation to external stakeholders, funders and patrons. The ideal candidate will appreciate that Peer Productions is an organisation that needs to remain fluid to react to both the changing needs of vulnerable young people and also to respond to new opportunities as they arise. They will have a strong understanding of risk management and organisation development. They will be joining a strong board but with room for development. We have a varied skill set that includes finance, law, building, HR, charity governance, education and the arts and we plan to recruit additional trustees with skills that are currently under-represented. Since the appointment of Managing Director Ed Simpson eighteen months ago, the organisation has undergone significant development laying the groundwork to enable us to move from being a successful small-scale, local charity towards becoming a middle-scale charity with an emerging national profile and international reach.
Location: Peer Productions is based at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7PA, although Board Meetings currently take place in Guildford
Time commitment: 4 Board meetings per year. The Chair is also expected to have regular meetings with the Chief Executive, and may also represent the charity at various events and meetings with key stakeholders
Board of Trustees (Executive Committee).
Reporting to: Remuneration: The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration
Term: The Chair will serve an initial three-year term
– Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the Charity, its objectives and cause
– Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in an ambassadorial role
– Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
– Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the Charity
– Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment
– Ability to commit time to conduct the role well
Experience and Skills
– Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees Experience of chairing meetings and events
– Experience of line managing/people development
– A successful DBS check is also an essential requirement to the role.