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Volunteer New trustee with legal experience to join The Young People's Puppet Theatre

The Young People's Puppet Theatre (YPPT)


Posted over 30 days ago...

Our organisation has grown hugely in the last 3 years to meet demand for our work post-COVID. We are seeking Trustees with legal experience who will help us as we continue to meet growing need.


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St Albans, AL4 0JQ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are currently looking to appoint one new Trustee. Our Trustees are like a non-executive board of directors - although they are not involved in the day-to-day running of the charity, they oversee what we do and make sure we stay on track, meeting 4 times per year in St Albans or on Zoom for up to 2 hours at a time. In between meetings, the charity's management and admin team might call on the trustees for particular issues with which they need help or support, such as proofreading funding applications, working on developing particular projects using a trustee's contacts or area of expertise, or simply when a sounding board for new ideas is needed. Our trustees may also come to our events a few times a year to keep up with what we are doing - this is arranged as convenient for the trustees as we run projects in various areas.  New trustees would be joining our board which currently stands at 6. The only absolute requirements are that you are interested in and enthusiastic about what we do, and that you are willing to work to support the charity using any skills, knowledge or contacts that you have which may be relevant. Candidates with legal experience are particularly welcomed.

What are we looking for?

We are currently looking to grow and expand our work, and are particularly keen to hear from potential trustees with legal experience. However, if you are interested and have other skills or experience, please do get in touch - we welcome interest from all potential Trustees, regardless of their skills or background, as long as they are enthusiastic about what we do, and keen to support our work. We particularly welcome applications from women and from people of colour as we are looking to improve the diversity of our board. 

What difference will you make?

The YPPT is going through an exciting time at the moment as we respond to increased demand and expand our work in new contexts. Your presence and work on our Board of Trustees could help us reach thousands of disadvantaged children and young people in England who currently lack access to the arts, and are therefore missing out on the social benefits of an education in the arts that our projects provide, especially in the wake of COVID-19 and the cost of living crisis. You and your experience will help us reach our goals and develop our work more quickly and effectively, and mean that we can get the most out of our resources and people.


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