Icon is looking for up to 5 new trustees who are passionate about theatre and participatory arts.
In 2022, Icon was selected to join Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2023 to 2026, alongside some of the country’s leading arts companies, enabling the charity to deepen its award-winning work – there has never been a more exciting time to join us.
Upcoming programme highlights include a major new co-production with ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and Amina Khayyam Dance Company supported by The Historic Dockyard Chatham, the expansion of our young people’s programme on the Isle of Sheppey, and new interactive touring shows for early years children.
Who We Are Looking For
Icon’s Board of Trustees is the governing body of the company and has ultimate responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of the organisation and in it meeting its charitable objectives.
Whilst we’d like to hear from applicants from a range of backgrounds and experiences, we are keen to hear from those with skills in any of the following areas:
Outdoor Theatre Production
Environment & Sustainability
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Ensuring Icon complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
Contributing actively to the long-term strategic direction and effective professional management of Icon.
Managing the charity’s resources responsibly, ensuring Icon’s financial stability and solvency, including oversight of annual budgets.
Safeguarding the reputation and values of the organisation.
Acting in the charity’s best interests and with reasonable care and skill.
Playing a collaborative, engaged, and committed role in the long-term growth and development of the organisation.
What We Are Looking for in Potential Trustees
An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of being a Trustee.
Supporter of arts and creativity.
An ability to think creatively and strategically.
An ability to collaborate and work as part of a team.
Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
A commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort required (this is around 6 to 8 days per year).
Expectations: What We ask
To serve an initial term of 2 years, with the possibility of re-appointment until 6 consecutive years’ service has been reached.
To attend 4 to 6 2-hour Board meetings a year as well as an annual Away Day (Board meetings take place in Central London or Online, from 7-9pm. Board papers must be read in advance of meetings).
To attend a small number of events in Medway.
To be a Board Lead or sit on a Board sub-committee as necessary.
Provide specialist advice to the Artistic and Executive Director as needed.
To advocate and support the development of the charity where possible.
What You Can Expect from Us
The opportunity to make a genuine difference to a small charity with big ambitions.
Complimentary tickets to Icon Theatre productions.
Flexibility to attend meetings in person or online.
A Trustee induction.
Trustee roles are voluntary and therefore unpaid, however reasonable out-of-pocket expenses can be covered.
How to Apply
We are currently recruiting Trustees on a rolling basis. For further information about applying and for a recruitment pack, please contact Executive Director, Daniel King firstname.lastname@example.org
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