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Polka is a pioneering national theatre for children based in Wimbledon, South West London. The first UK venue to be created exclusively for young audiences, Polka celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019. Polka is one of just a handful of dedicated children’s venues in the UK. Presenting a year-round programme of new work made at Polka, visiting shows, and Creative Learning activities for 0-12 year olds, the organisation continues to pioneer developments in children’s theatre, nurture artistic talent in the sector, and maintain an international reputation while serving local communities. In 2021 Polka reopened its doors after a major redevelopment. Polka has re-imagined what a dedicated children’s theatre could and should be for young audiences and their families. The organisation’s state-of the-art building now serves as a vibrant hub for future generations, right at the heart of its community.
Appointment of Chair of the Board of Trustees
The Chair’s role is to lead the Board of Trustees, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities in overseeing the development and delivery of a strategic plan and in safeguarding Polka’s future. The Chair seeks to optimise the relationship between the Board of Trustees, the charity’s staff and those people the charity seeks to serve – that is, children. The Chair also acts as supervisor of the Chief Executives and as an ambassador for Polka across local and national networks. This is a voluntary Trustee role.
Appointment of Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
The Treasurer’s role is to maintain an overview of Polka’s financial affairs, ensure its financial viability and sustainability and see that the charity maintains proper financial records and procedures in line with accepted accounting practice. The Treasurer, with other Trustees, must also hold the charity “in trust” for current and future generations by ensuring that Polka has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these. This is a voluntary Trustee role.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Polka Theatre on these appointments. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference EZZDA. Applications should be received by noon on Friday 9 September 2022. Candidates deemed appropriate for the role will be contacted during August as they apply.
For an informal conversation please reach out to Mairi Brewis, Trustee of Polka Theatre who is running the recruitment process firstname.lastname@example.org
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