Seeking a Chair & Trustees

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Stopgap Dance Company is recruiting a Chair of the Board and Trustees to lead the company into a new cycle of NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) funding from Arts Council England.

Stopgap dancers, teachers and staff gathered in a circle in a dance studio. People are in their wheelchairs, some are sat on the floor and others on chairs.

Having received a 60% uplift in this regular, core funding, the company is entering a new stage of organisational growth and it is seeking a new talented and skilled Chair and enthusiastic Trustees to lead the Board at a very exciting point in its history.

Since 2020 the Board has been led by Co-Chairs, Simon Minty and Jane Hackett. There is the option for this role to remain Co-Chair led, so joint applications will be welcomed.

Stopgap are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals that identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent.

Apply by 6pm, Friday 30th June

Read on to discover more about the roles and how to apply below.

  • "As we approach our 30th birthday and having recently been supported by the Arts Council to create and do more than ever before, it’s an exciting time to become part of Stopgap."

  • "You will be supported by a fantastic board of Trustees, and work with a talented, collaborative and committed Senior Management team."

Chair of the Board

The new Chair will be the leader and key spokesperson for the Board. They will play a crucial role in enabling the company to continue its progress and growth and they will support the other Trustees to fulfil their responsibilities for the strategic direction and general governance of the company.

The Chair(s) also acts as Line Manager to the Co-Artistic Directors and Executive Producer by overseeing; supporting and providing a safe space to be a sounding board.

This is a voluntary role, but meeting expenses will be covered.

To find out more about the role and apply, please find the information pack below.

Seeking New Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, supporting the organisation to develop its ambitious aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

The Trustees will be making an active contribution to the company’s exciting future.

This is a voluntary role, but meeting expenses will be covered.

To find out more about the role of a Trustee and how to apply, please find the information pack below.