Vacancy: Board of Trustees

Peer Productions, a small charity working in the South East, is looking for new board members as we enter year one of our three year development plan. Our mission is to use theatre to transform young people’s lives.

We offer a free actor development programme for young people to train as actors and peer educators. We empower them to deliver high quality arts projects in the community and to forge a career in the arts industry. 90% of our graduates move on to HE/related work within 12 months of completion.

We create and tour original educational plays to schools and youth settings which tackle the issues that matter most to young people. To date, these have included eating disorders, homophobia, alcohol misuse, sex and relationships, and mental health issues. We have excellent relationships with a large number of schools, with many booking our work every year as an integral part of their programme.

“I did want to be a teenage mum, but watching this play has made me think differently” – Year 10 student.

We deliver drama outreach projects for disadvantaged young people, using creativity as a tool to empower them to achieve their full potential and make positive life choices. Groups we have worked with include young carers, young parents, vulnerable girls, learning disabled young people, adults with mental health issues, and homeless young people.

As a member of our Board of Trustees you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to young people’s lives by helping to develop our strategic goals, monitoring the charity’s performance and supporting our staff team in the delivery of our programmes.

We are looking for people who are able to bring enthusiasm, for both creative practice and its potential to changes lives, a collaborative working style and a strong appreciation of our mission to change outcomes for young people. All trustees need to be able to provide effective strategic oversight of the charity’s activities.

We are particularly looking for candidates who have experience in the following areas:

  • Press and Marketing, particularly with knowledge of social media campaigns.
  • Academic research, particularly in the field of applied theatre practice.
  • Vocational training in performing arts, in FE and HE.
  • Theatre and the arts, particularly as a producer or a director.
  • Local government, particularly at borough or county level.
  • Youth and social work.

We want to improve the diversity of our Board, and would therefore especially welcome interest from people from BAME backgrounds, those with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

We are also keen to receive applications from parents and carers of young people who are, have previously or are currently taking part in our training or outreach programmes, as well as alumnus from our training course.

We hope you are excited by this opportunity and look forward to hearing from you.

Please contact admin@peerproductions.co.uk for more information.