1. Parents and Carers in Performing Arts



We are looking for a Trustees who are passionate about our work, and who can bring new perspectives and diverse lived experience to our team, to help us to lead change across our industry.

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Who we are

PiPA believes that a truly world class performing arts is inclusive of all talents and circumstances.

The role

​A key role in PiPA’s effective governance. Trustees are the final decision-makers of our charity, and have final responsibility for its success or failure. The Board’s main job is to set direction and have oversight of what’s going on, offering our Co-CEOs strategy, scrutiny, and support. Trustees are unpaid volunteers, although we do reimburse reasonable expenses.

Trustee Role

Charity governance is a balanced relationship between the employed staff (in our case, our Co-CEOs) and the volunteers on our Board of Trustees. This team is responsible for directing the affairs of a charity, ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the intended charitable benefits.

Trustees are required to:

  • Ensure that PiPA complies with its governing document, charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation
  • Ensure that PiPA pursues its stated objects, and that it uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity, including maintaining proper financial control and stability
  • Appoint the Chief Executives and monitor their performance
  • Contribute actively to the Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction to the charity, setting overall vision, mission and values, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance.
  • Maintain and ensure effective Board performance
  • Safeguard PiPA’s good name and values
  • Protect, manage, and adequately insure PiPA’s property and funds
  • Approve and monitor the implementation of internal policies (which include Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, and Grievance & Disciplinary procedures) and ensure that risk assessments for all aspects of the business are undertaken/updated effectively

As well as these formal responsibilities, you’ll be actively involved in charting PiPA’s future direction, using your specific skills, knowledge, or experience to help the Co-CEOs reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising Board papers or documents prepared by advisers; leading or taking part in discussions; focusing on key issues; and providing advice or guidance on new initiatives where you have particular expertise or knowledge.

The Commitment We Are Looking For

In terms of time commitment, Board Meetings are quarterly and last three hours, with an annual Board Away Day. The time commitment for a Trustee is approximately 1 day per calendar month although this may not be evenly spread across the year.

Over the past few years, like many organisations, our Board meetings have been remote but we are gradually returning to in-person Board meetings. In person meetings have in the past mostly been held in London, and also in Bristol and Sheffield. Future locations will be agreed by the Trustees, to reflect where people are based and taking into consideration the time costs of travelling to in-person meetings.

There is also the opportunity to be involved in other sub-groups of the Board. At the moment, we have committees responsible for governance; equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging; HR; and remuneration, which meet as required or, in the case of remuneration committee, annually. In particular we are currently looking for a new Chair for the HR Committee. We anticipate that almost all of these activities will continue to be carried out online and via email.

Trustee roles are unpaid, but any expenses you incur as a result of your participation on our Board will be reimbursed to you, as long as we have agreed them with you in advance.

Trustees serve a three year term of office, and may be re-appointed to serve no more than two further terms, giving a maximum time on the PiPA board of nine years.

The closing date for applications is Monday 11th March 2024, 11:00

If you are shortlisted, interviews will take place by Zoom during the week commencing 18th March 2024.

For more our Job Pack and Details of how to apply, please visit our website Opportunity: Join our Board of Trustees | Parents & Carers in Performing Arts (pipacampaign.org)

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