Chair of Trustees: Travelling Light Theatre Company

Travelling Light Theatre Company
Voluntary role, expenses paid
Contract Type: 
Estimate 50-60 hours per annum
Details of Role: 

Do you share Travelling Light’s belief that in every child’s entitlement to create, imagine and experience great stories? Do you have experience of governance from being on a management committee or from a management/leadership role? And would you like to bring your experience to make a real difference to a Bristol based charity and the young people we work with?

We are looking for a Chair who can lead the Travelling Light Board and support the company through the crucial next phase on our journey as we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic and develop the company’s next four-year business plan. Our current Chair is stepping down after completing a full term of service on the board, and the new Chair will join the board this autumn and begin the role in January 2022.

We are looking for someone who can facilitate effective meetings, enabling a wide range of voices to be heard and informed decisions to be made. The Chair will encourage an inclusive and welcoming board culture, developing positive relationships with the board, staff and other stakeholders. We are looking for a Chair who values the company’s diverse leadership as an organisational strength and recognises that leadership takes many forms.

Travelling Light works with a very wide range of children and young people from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, who are both disabled and non-disabled, and with a range of lived experiences. We are seeking to develop a trustee board that is more representative of the communities that we serve.

The Chair will advocate for the organisation with authenticity through sharing the story of the company’s work and impact. You do not have to have a background in the arts or come with an existing arts network but should demonstrate a commitment to Travelling Light’s work creating and sharing inspirational stories through theatre and providing creative opportunities for children and young people.


Closing Date: 
Friday, 1 October, 2021 - 10:00
How to Apply: 

Application through Expression of Interest form, submitted by 1st October 2021 to

Contact Person: 
Alison Sully
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
Postal Address: 
Travelling Light Theatre Company Barton Hill Settlement 43 Ducie Road Bristol BS5 0AX