THE HOME OF GREAT ENTERTAINMENT IN GREAT YARMOUTH

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PG.   t: 01493 331484 e: admin@stgeorgestheatre.com
St. George's Theatre Trust is a Registered Charity, No: 1081752

Join us as a trustee

In a period of exciting change and renewal for the theatre in delivering its community-focused business plan and developing a community café, St George's Theatre Trust is seeking to refresh its board of trustees.

Ideal candidates will be passionate about supporting the Great Yarmouth community through the arts and willing to take an active advisory role in one of our key focus areas: community engagement; theatre and arts; business and resources; finance; marketing and communication; fundraising; and project management.


Interested applicants are invited to send a CV and a covering letter describing your areas of expertise and suitability to Debbie Thompson, Theatre Director by email to debbie@stgeorgestheatre.com 

The role of St George's trustees


The Board of Trustees takes overall responsibility for the charity and its activities. Trustees are appointed to formulate strategy, monitor performance against the charitable aims, ensure financial sustainability of the organisation, monitor risk, and promote the work of St George's Theatre to all sections of the community.


Trustees are unpaid and have a responsibility to act in the best interest of the charity and to:

  • Contribute actively to the board of trustees, providing strategic direction to St George’s Theatre, setting overall policy, and defining targets.

  • Ensure that the charity complies with charity law, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission.

  • Ensure that the charity remains true to the charitable purpose and objects set out in its Memorandum and Articles of Association.

  • Comply with the requirements of relevant legislation and regulations.

  • Act with integrity and avoid any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of charity funds or assets.

 

They should exemplify the values of the organisation by:

  • attending regularly and being actively involved in decision making.

  • acting as an advocate for St George’s Theatre by forging and maintaining links outside the organisation.

  • engaging willingly and actively with the activities and those who work (or volunteer) to deliver them.

While Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the organisation, including finance, organisational strategy and performance, each trustee will also be asked to support in one area relating to their specific areas of expertise.

Trustees are required to understand and embrace the seven principles of public life as defined by the Nolan Committee. These are selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

Trustees should demonstrate:

  • Commitment to the objectives of St George’s Theatre

  • Expertise and experience relevant to the Trustee Framework

  • Strong communication skills and an ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.

  • Ability to contribute to future policy and strategy developments with a creative approach and independence of thought.

Currently full board meetings are held once a month but timing and frequency is under review. Trustees should be willing to attend project meetings as necessary from time to time and attending and help to host stakeholder events in support of St George’s activities.
In addition to board meetings, trustees should be able to give around 4 hours per month to support the theatre in their  specific area of expertise. 

Trustees are appointed for a three-year term, and will not normally serve more than two terms.

Trustee framework

While responsible as a whole, each trustee has a specialist area of contribution and responsibility relevant to the work of the charity. One trustee is elected as chair and another company secretary.

  • Community and Engagement: Develop relationships in the community and encourage inclusion; success of specific key projects such as Community Café; safeguarding; youth and community Theatre

  • Theatre and Arts: Develop and diversify the artistic programme; growth in seasonal activities and partnership working; evaluation

  • Business and Resources: Support the growth of commercial activities; measure commercial performance against targets; organisational structure and HR; policies, licencing, health and safety

  • Finance: Presentation of financial reports to the board; budgeting and financial reporting; annual accounts, VAT and HMRC compliance

  • Marketing & Communications: Provide oversight of marketing and communications; advise on trends, routes to market and development of digital profile; GDPR and digital compliances

  • Fundraising: Identify relevant funding opportunities and support applications; present to major funding bodies; Fundraising Code of Practice compliance

  • Project Management: Provide practical and strategic support for new initiatives; project research resource; lead working groups; capital projects, asset management