An exciting time to join the Board of a well established, well loved, award winning West Midlands theatre company

About the Organisation  

Women & Theatre is a charity and company passionate about working within communities that have low levels of arts engagement.  Over its 40 year history, W&T has produced exciting, innovative and compassionate theatre and delivered participatory projects about contemporary issues, reflecting the lives of ordinary people. Working across arts, health and community sectors, Women & Theatre create work responding to local and national issues; all through the lens of the communities of Birmingham and the West Midlands. 

With strong networks of partners and associate artists, and having recently begun its journey as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation which brings financial stability, this feels a good time for the company. 

About the Board  

There are currently a number of vacancies on our Board of Trustees. The Board supports the strategic direction for the organisation and provides the governance.  This typically involves a commitment to sharing knowledge and experience, reading the Board papers, providing feedback and attending quarterly meetings, as well as attending some events.  

About You 

Applicants do not need to have had previous board experience as support and training will be provided. Applications from all sections of the community will be welcomed however there is a particular interest in increasing the diversity of the Board and receiving applications from people of Global Majority backgrounds, different genders and those who have a disability as it is recognised these are currently under represented.  The following expertise would be particularly helpful: 

  • Professional skills such as Accountancy, HR or IT  
  • Knowledge of arts or theatre sector
  • Plus any expertise or interest that can assist in achieving the Arts Council England Investment Priorities, which focus on Environmental Reponsibility, Inclusivity & Relevance, Dynamism and Ambition & Quality 

If the above sounds of interest please apply by submitting a CV and covering letter to 

Key Dates:  

– Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 29th October  

– Informal interviews will take place in the week beginning 6th November  

– We would then like new people to join us at our Board Away Day on 18th November