Trustee for South Asian dance charity

Trustee for South Asian dance charity

At a glance


  • Marketing strategy
  • Financial management
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Legal
  • Change management
  • General / operations management
  • HR


Edgware, HA8 5LQ
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? Not applicable - we will consider candidates from all UK locations.


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Successful Trustees will be expected to attend 4 quarterly board meetings in the London area with some preparation required beforehand.

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Sujata Banerjee Dance Company (SBDC) has an exciting opportunity to join the Board as Trustees of an arts charity that has been leading the way in promoting South Asian dance and music in the UK for over 30 years.

What will you be doing?

SBDC (registered charity number 1137391) is a leading arts charity led by the acclaimed Artistic Director Sujata Banerjee MBE. The organisation has been at the forefront of promoting South Asian culture in the UK by offering opportunities to young people, staging ground-breaking and innovative productions and holding workshops in schools. 


It is an exciting time to join SBDC as we enter our 20th year as a registered organisation and the 10th year of our flagship annual festival, Hemantika. We also have an exciting tour to the US planned for 2025.


We are looking to recruit Trustees with a diverse range of skills and experiences to strengthen our combined experience. You will be using your skills to help guide and oversee the charity at a pivotal point in its growth and development.


Successful Trustees will be expected to attend 4 virtual quarterly board meetings with preparation required by reviewing materials and reports beforehand. Trustees will also be invited to represent the charity as ambassadors of the organisation on an ad-hoc basis. 


Interested candidates should apply by submitting their CV and a covering letter. For an informal and confidential discussion regarding the role please also contact us via the Reach Volunteering platform.


SBDC is committed to encouraging fairness and diversity and we welcome applications from all candidates who have the vision to grow and develop the company, regardless of abilities, backgrounds or connection to the arts sector.


Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary position with reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses. 

What are we looking for?


  • Analytical and probing approach.
  • Constructive approach coupled with an ability to challenge if necessary as a “critical friend”.
  • Maturity and ability to be balanced in adversity.
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to SBDC.
  • Strategic vision.
  • Good, independent judgement.
  • An ability to think creatively.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • A willingness to be available to staff and volunteers for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis.

Experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Dance and music in local communities
  • Organisational transformation
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Primary and secondary education
  • PR, marketing and branding
  • Safeguarding
  • Charity law and compliance.


  • Experience of working with charity and/or company Boards.
  • Experience of working with arts-based charities or in education..
  • An interest in South Asian culture and / or South Asian arts based organisations.

What difference will you make?

It is a very exciting time to join SBDC as we look to build on our recent growth and success and shape the future of our organisation for future generations. We are currently looking for dedicated Trustees who are passionate about the arts and young people, and want to help make a difference.


The Trustee Board is made up of individual Trustees contributing their knowledge and experience during quarterly board meetings in London. The Trustees oversee the governance and the activities of the charity by ensuring that it carries out the purposes for which it has been set-up and that it operates in accordance with law and regulation. The Trustees also help with the strategic guidance of the organisation. 

Before you apply

For further information on SBDC please contact us

  • Arts
  • Organisation type: 

    Sujata Banerjee Dance Company's ("SBDC") statutory objective is to:

    To advance the education of the public, particularly (but not exclusively) young people, in South Asian and other forms...