Trustee with financial expertise to join the board of a theatre company

Trustee with financial expertise to join the board of a theatre company

Trustee/Governor
J97443
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Where

London, SE5 7RE
Mainly at home
Travel limit? No

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Board meetings are typically 90 minutes long and held four times a year. We aim for two of those to be in person and two remote.

Deadline

09 Aug 2024

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Critically-acclaimed theatre company Kandinsky seek a trustee with financial expertise. 

What will you be doing?

★★★★★‘No-one else makes theatre quite like this’ Time Out

In the last nine years, Kandinsky has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting emerging theatre companies in the UK.

As one of our founding Trustees steps down, we are looking for someone with financial expertise to join our Board, to support with the preparation of our annual accounts, ensure all charitable financial compliance, and take a broader interest in the development of the theatre company. This is an opportunity to join a committed Board at an exciting stage of Kandinsky’s development, as we transition from fringe-favourites to a company making ambitious work for British and international stages.

Over the last few years the ambition and reach of our projects has grown, from playing short runs in London fringe venues to national tours and main-stage commissions in Manchester and Vienna. Our next show will open in a major London theatre. As the company has grown, so has our turnover, and we are looking for someone to advise us as we oversee larger budgets and projects.

We’re interested in meeting new people from across the UK, with and without prior Board experience. Kandinsky is committed to equal opportunities and is particularly keen to encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, minority ethnic and POC backgrounds, as well as well as those from working-class backgrounds and anyone based outside of London.

What are we looking for?

Kandinsky is a registered charity (no. 1134756) and a Company limited by Guarantee (no. 7169361). Board members have legal responsibilities as a Company Director, including making sure we are compliant with company and employment law, health and safety legislation, equal opportunities and laws around working with children and young people. You will read and sign off on our annual accounts and, together with the other Trustees, ensure we don’t do anything that might place our funds, assets or reputation at risk.

This role has a particular focus on financial expertise: you will have familiarity with budgets and accounts, in particular the annual account requirements of both Companies House and the Charity Commission. You will be able to ensure that we are meeting all legal financial requirements, as well as helping us build strategies and processes that can ensure our ongoing financial resilience.

You will be able and willing to:

  • Support the core team to ensure Kandinsky’s financial resources meet the organisation’s present and future needs, and maintain good communication about this with the wider Board.
  • Ensure Kandinsky has appropriate financial policies, accounting procedures and controls in place.
  • Oversee the preparation and examination of annual accounts.
  • Present these accounts at the AGM, drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way.
  • Ensure that there is no conflict between any financial income and the aims and objects of the charity.
  • Ensure Kandinsky’s compliance with appropriate legislation.

We do not expect our Trustees to donate to the company or ask others to do so. However, if you are willing and able to help us identify people who might become donors, this could form part of your work on the Board.

What difference will you make?

Kandinsky is a nimble company with an engaged Board - our Trustees make a genuine difference to the running of the company and gain real insight into every aspect of our work.

You will be helping a growing theatre company with a great reputation maximise its artistic potential, allowing us to reach new and bigger audiences across the UK and abroad.

Ultimately, a Trustee’s role is to support the company’s work in whatever way feels appropriate to you and fits with your skills: helping the company grow, raising the profile of our work, challenging us in areas where we can do better or extending our knowledge base. We hope that being on the Board of a growing company will be exciting and that we can work with you to find a mutually rewarding way of working together, one that reflects your skills, experience and interests.

Before you apply

We don’t require anything more than the short expression of interest and your work history which is submitted through the Reach website.

We will follow up any offers of interest with a phone call and an opportunity to speak to our Chair. 

Causes
  • Arts
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    ★★★★★ ‘No-one else makes theatre quite like this’

    Time Out on Dinomania, 2019

    Kandinsky makes and tours new devised theatre nationally and internationally. Each show is made...