Shakespeare’s Globe is currently seeking a Trustee to join our Board of Trustees.
Shakespeare’s Globe is currently seeking a Trustee to provide guidance and support to the Board and Leadership Team.
We are looking to recruit a Trustee with proven strategic knowledge of the performing arts sector. Our Board of Trustees is the governing body of Shakespeare’s Globe. While operational responsibility is delegated to the Chief Executive and Directorate team, Trustees are responsible for the governance and the strategic direction of Shakespeare’s Globe in delivering its charitable objects.
Board meetings are usually held six times a year. In addition there is an annual Away Day which all Trustees are expected to attend. Meetings primarily take place on Bankside, though attendance via Zoom or other electronic media on occasion is likely to be acceptable.
The six main duties as a Trustee are:
- Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes (charitable objects) ‘for the public benefit’ – see section on public benefit above.
- Comply with your charity’s governing document (the Articles) and the law – see section above on the Articles. The duty for Trustees to comply with the law is wide-ranging as it relates to all areas of SGT’s operations, including employment / HR, insurance, health and safety, financial reporting, data protection and fundraising.
- Act in your charity’s ‘best’ interests – this includes the duty to manage Trustee conflicts of interest and to ensure a balanced and considered approach to decision-making.
- Manage your charity’s resources responsibly – charity resources are defined widely and include the staff, the charity’s reputation, intellectual property, staff, premises and buildings, cash and investments.
- Ensure your charity is accountable – this includes the obligation to comply with legal and reporting requirements, and to ensure staff are properly accountable to the Trustees (for example, under clear rules of delegation.)
- Act with reasonable skill and care – this is sometimes referred to as the duty to act prudently and includes a responsibility to properly prepare for meetings, and to take appropriate external advice where necessary.
If you are interested in joining the Board of Shakespeare’s Globe please take the time to read the candidate brief. To apply, please email a résumé and cover letter.