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Board Member (Voluntary role)

Queens Theatre Hornchurch / Havering Theatre Trust Ltd
Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1QT
Volunteer - Expenses only
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

Job Details

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch (QTH), London's only producing theatre serving Outer East London & South Essex, is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join its Board of Directors. As a Board Member, you will play a vital role in overseeing the strategic direction of QTH, contributing to its mission of providing great home-grown theatre at the heart of a changing community.

Role Requirements:

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in finance, legal, HR, or marketing. However, we welcome applications from anyone passionate about the charity and confident in contributing value to the Board.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with governing documents, company law, and relevant regulations Advocate for QTH's vision, mission, and objectives Support the Chief Executive and employees in achieving organisational aims Represent QTH at events, meetings, or functions Contribute to fundraising efforts directly and indirectly Participate in appointment panels for other Board members or senior staff Attend and contribute to committee meetings as required

Board Structure:

Board Members are appointed for a maximum of two, three-year periods.

The Board meets five times a year, with flexibility in meeting formats.

Board members are encouraged to attend events and contribute to subcommittees

Induction and Support:

Successful candidates will undergo a formal induction process, with bespoke support to meet individual needs, ensuring a successful and fulfilling tenure as a Board member.

Join us in shaping the future of Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and contribute to the vibrant cultural landscape of Outer East London & South Essex.

Application Assistance:

For assistance, contact: Recruitment at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Informal Conversation:

If you wish to learn more about the role, contact: to arrange an informal conversation with Mathew Russell or a current Board member.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send the following to Mathew Russell, Chief Executive, at

  • CV
  • A brief covering letter OR short video of yourself (no more than 5 minutes, outlining relevant skills)
  • Names and contact details of two referees
  • Completed Equal Opportunities Form​​​​​​​

We actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, particularly from individuals self-identifying as from global majority backgrounds, young people, and those identifying as D/deaf or disabled.


For full role onformation, please visit


Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch (QTH) is the only producing theatre serving Outer East London & South Essex, with a catchment area of 1 million+ people, 61% of which are from underserved areas.

Winner of London Theatre of the Year 2020 (The Stage Awards), the first Outer London theatre recipient, QTH reaches 220,000 people annually with a vision of ‘Great home grown theatre at the heart of a changing community’.

In the most competitive Arts Council England round to date, QTH recently secured a historic 71% three year funding increase, much needed extra support to support the next ambitious phase of development, which aims to:
 relentlessly prioritise addressing the under representation of those people QTH works with & serves, including an increasing focus on
D/deaf & disabled artists & participants
 increasingly work in different ways off site to engage with new people, often hyper locally in underserved places
 ambitiously address environmental responsibility in the stories QTH tells & the ways & environment in which these are made & told
 place QTH firmly at the heart of cultural place making within its sub region through the international, national, regional & local partnerships it facilitates & engages in
 secure the future of the award winning 21st century producing theatre QTH has developed into during the last 5 years, through increased levels of public & private investment

Company info
Billet Lane
RM11 1QT

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