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Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st July 2024

  • Advertised from 14th June 2024


Scotland’s leading theatre company for actors and theatre makers with a learning disability and autism is seeking new Trustees to join our Board on a part-time, voluntary basis.

Since its inception in 1984, Lung Ha Theatre Company has worked with over 400 actors, created over 50 original productions, and worked with many leading artists and organisations from across Scotland’s creative industries. We produce award-winning productions and work with a year-round, large ensemble to develop their practice and remove barriers to participation in the arts.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to get involved with Lung Ha during our 40th anniversary year as a Member of the Board of Trustees. We are an inclusive organisation and we seek applications from those with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have skills and experience in: finance, research, learning disabilities, environmental adaptation (particularly climate justice) and fundraising. We are also interested in hearing from those who have historically been marginalised from board representation.

This is a voluntary position; however, reasonable expenses can be agreed in advance. Reasonable expenses might include travel, childcare costs or access costs. If you are unsure about what constitutes a reasonable expense, please ask.

Please note that there will also be a requirement to complete a Disclosure Scotland check, with at minimum a Basic Disclosure being required.

Time commitment

– 4 or 5 meetings per year in Edinburgh (or online). Regular meetings are 1-2 hours in length. There is usually 1 full day meeting a year with staff and board. Breaks are included.

– An additional 3-4 meetings per year if part of one of our subcommittees (presently EDI, Environmental, Fundraising and Staffing & Governance).

– Papers will be sent approx. seven days in advance to give trustees the chance to review. Papers include the meeting agenda, minutes from the previous meeting, financial reports and occasional policy documents. Prep time must be factored in to read these papers ahead of the board meeting.

– Some email conversations between meetings if an important area needs actioned (recruitment, funding news, etc).

– An occasional phone call where specific advice is needed in relation to an area in which the trustee has specialist experience/knowledge.

– Trustees are invited to see the work of the company where feasible. While optional for trustees, this is strongly encouraged.

Application notes

In order to apply, or to find out more information, please email with a CV and a cover letter detailing what interests you about becoming a Member of the Board of Trustees, as well as any questions you may have.

Please let us know your preferred method of communication as well as any access requirements.

Deadline for applications:Monday 1 July, 5pm

Interviews:Expected to be held in July. Please inform us if you have any particular commitments during this time.