Become a Trustee

Movema is currently looking to appoint up to three passionate and dynamic trustees to help our diverse charity navigate our next chapter.

About Our Board

Movema’s Board of trustees consists of up to ten people, bringing together diverse experience, skills and knowledge to work collaboratively to provide governance. The Board is supported in this, by the designated Chair and Treasurer and the Executive team. We are currently looking to appoint up to three trustees.

This is a four-year appointment, unremunerated, with access costs and reasonable expenses covered.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring that Movema meets our responsibilities as a charity and limited company through delivering our mission. Trustees provide strategic oversight and governance across people, finance, delivery and compliance, overseeing and supporting the Executive and wider staff, freelance and volunteer team to deliver our vision and mission, ensuring our values are embedded in everything that we do.

In return, we provide the opportunity to be involved in a vibrant arts charity, to dance (optional) and ongoing training and development opportunities.

We are seeking interest from people with a commitment to and interest in our work and we welcome approaches from those considering their first trustee role as well as those with experience.

We welcome applications from individuals with skills in all areas of the arts and business sectors. Experience of the following would be particularly welcome to compliment our collective skillset;

  • Finance, ideally willing to become Treasurer
  • Marketing
  • Charity Income Generation

Diversity is at the core of our organisation and everything we do.

Movema is committed to ensuring our governing body reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and actively seek to reflect a multitude of experiences and backgrounds and encourage applications from ethnically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, other protected characteristics and those from working class backgrounds, currently underrepresented in high level arts roles.

For these appointments, we would particularly welcome applications from individuals from the global majority to maintain ethnic diversity on our Board to reflect our users, ethos and approach.

Trustee Role

Movema’s Board of Trustees (the Board) is legally responsible for;

  • Ensuring Movema is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
  • Complying with our governing document and the law
  • Acting in the charity’s best interests
  • Ensuring our charity is accountable
  • Managing your charity’s resources responsibly
  • Acting with reasonable care and skill

Trustee Duties

Board members have a collective responsibility, meaning (even when decision making is delegated), trustees act as a group and not as individuals. Within this, you are responsible to:

  • Determine the overall direction and development of the charity, by setting the strategic direction and plan, organisational polices, budgets and ensuring targets are set and performance is monitored.
  • Oversee financial plans and budgets and monitor and evaluate progress.
  • Ensure that key risks are identified, monitored and controlled effectively.
  • Review and approve Movema’s financial statements.
  • Provide support and challenge to the Executive team in the exercise of their delegated authority and affairs
  • Contribute to regular reviews of Movema’s own governance.
  • Attend Board and other meetings, adequately prepared to contribute to  discussions.
  • Use independent judgment, acting legally and in good faith to promote and protect Movema’s interests, to the exclusion of your own personal and/or any third party interests.
  • Contribute to the broader promotion of Movema’s objects, aims and reputation by applying your skills, expertise, knowledge and contacts.

About You
  • Commitment to our vision, mission and values.
  • You bring enthusiasm, honesty and integrity to everything you do.
  • Willingness and ability to understand and accept your responsibilities and liabilities as a trustee and to act in the best interests of the charity.
  • A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member.
  • You encourage and support team working, problem solving, are confident to ask the difficult questions and able to be effective in collaborative decision making.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • You understand the communities we serve.
  • You will have experience, knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas:
    Lived experience relevant to our work (for example, as a world dance practitioner, a person of the global majority, from a marginalised group that may have limited access to dance or cultural activities).
    Financial management (ideally with formal qualification)
    People management
    Charity income generation
    – Charity governance

Time Commitment 

Trustees are expected to attend the quarterly Board Meetings, AGM and an annual Away Day. In addition, Trustees normally serve on one of our Board subgroups which also meet quarterly. You will need time to familiarise yourself with papers in advance of meetings, and there is also the opportunity to be involved in other bespoke projects including events and recruitment.

This is a four-year appointment, unremunerated, with access costs and reasonable expenses covered.

Application Dates

Closing Date: Midnight, Monday 9th October 2023

Interviews:     Monday 16th October (5-7.30pm), Friday 20th October (5-7.30pm), or Saturday 21st October (10am- 12pm).

How to Apply 

Please send the following to

  • CV
  • Covering letter (2 pages max.) saying why you’re interested in the position 
  • Please completed the online Equal Opportunities Monitoring form: Google Form

For further information view /download our Trustee Recruitment Pack:

To find out more 

To discuss the role informally please contact 
(Please note, Penny will be on leave 25-29th September).