The National Centre for Circus Arts is one of Europe’s leading providers of circus arts training. Our diverse range of work includes outreach and community projects, recreational classes for young people and adults and a progressive training programme for under 18s, as well as our highly regarded BA in Circus Arts and professional development opportunities for aspiring and established performers.

This is an exciting time for National Centre as have recently registered as an independent Higher Education provider with the Office for Students. A strong, diverse and supportive Board will be crucial to our success over the next few years.

We want our Board to be representative of our local community and so would welcome approaches from people who live locally or have a connection with the National Centre. However, we are also conscious of our national remit and so would also welcome applications from those with an interest in performing arts who are based outside of London.

We encourage applications from under-represented groups, particularly people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, but also a broad age-range and people living with disabilities.

We are looking for trustees with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Higher or Further education
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Communications and PR, particularly digital marketing
  • Audit
  • Human resources
  • Disability arts

We would also welcome applications from people who have not been senior volunteers or non-executives before, including younger people who may not have had previous Board experience but have undertaken voluntary work and been involved in team decision making e.g. through membership of committees or voluntary groups.

If you would like to apply for the position please fill out the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and download the application form below.

If you are applying for the position, please also fill out our equal opportunities monitoring form.