Birmingham, West Midlands
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, 1-2 days a month
Job description

China Plate is seeking a new Chair to lead the Board through an exciting phase of creative innovation and company development.

2021 sees China Plate embark on a post-Covid re-opening journey that will take in a series of firsts for the company; including new midscale shows, original musicals and large scale co-created arts initiatives and festivals at sites across the UK and beyond.

We are looking for a new Chair who is truly passionate about the performing arts and has the leadership skills and business planning experience to help China Plate create the programme and impact that will enhance the communities we are ambitious to reach. 

We are mindful that all Trustees give their time and help for free and have busy lives beyond their commitment to China Plate. There are quarterly Board meetings and an Annual General Meeting; although we are used to virtual meetings now, we would aim to have at least one Board meeting a year in person, usually in Birmingham.

Our recruitment process is open to all, but we are particularly keen to hear from applicants who may have faced racism, discrimination and/or cultural barriers due to their ethnicity, disability or D/deafness, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our team and the wider theatre sector. 

China Plate supports the More than a Moment pledge, and as such is committed to a number of actions to support Black* artists and theatre makers, especially in the Midlands. This includes representation across the organisation, and as Black people are currently under-represented on the Board, we welcome applications from anyone from these groups.

* Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage and those of mixed Black heritage who identify as such (definition as adopted by the Black Ticket Project)

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Chair and Trustee Recruitment Pack (.pdf)
Chair and Trustee Recruitment Pack (Large Print) (.pdf)
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Posted on: 15 September 2021
Closing date: 08 October 2021
Tags: Trustees, Business Development
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