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Lighthouse Poole

Poole Arts Trust Ltd is the company that manages Lighthouse, Poole – the UKs largest regional arts centre. 

Lighthouse is the leading cultural venue in Dorset, presenting nationally acclaimed arts and community engagement locally from our home in Poole and the Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) region. Our building has several venues under one roof, including a large-scale symphonic concert hall, a mid-scale theatre, a studio theatre, cinema, galleries, and an outdoor amphitheatre. 

Lighthouse provides a year-round programme of high quality and diverse arts and entertainment from national, international, and regional artists, providing the community with opportunities to engage in a broad range of arts activities and experiences. Primarily a receiving venue, the variety and varying sizes of our spaces enables us to present a huge range of work from all art forms and scale – from high profile artists to those starting out, from large commercial promoters to small scale funded artists and companies. We are home to the internationally acclaimed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and several arts organisations who use our venue to deliver arts activities and cultural training.

Lighthouse is committed to having a diverse board that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion and so very much welcome applications from people who will bring difference to our team. 

We are seeking new board members, who thanks to technology and flexible meeting arrangements, can join us from across the country to support the senior management team to drive our continuing success and fulfil our ambitions for the future.  You will help to shape overall strategy, ensure the quality and compliance of our governance and trading activities and provide invaluable independent guidance and judgment to help us realise our vision. Joining an experienced board, new Trustees will have substantial senior-level experience and expertise and will be able to work at a strategic level alongside Lighthouse executive team. You may not have had professional experience of a cultural organisation before, but if you are passionate about what culture provides for our community then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Whilst we welcome expressions of interest from all candidates, we are particularly keen to hear from applicants with the following knowledge and experience:

  • Legal 
  • Digital and Information Technology
  • Artist / Performer
  • Fundraising

Trustees serve as non-executive directors for one or two terms and time is given voluntarily. A minimum term of three years’ commitment is required. Meetings take place five times a year mainly on a Tuesday early evening plus an annual away day. Meetings may be attended in person or via our online digital platform. Trustees will also be asked to become a member of a small subcommittee that focuses on a particular subject or area such as the Strategy Group or Equality/Diversity/Inclusion Group. Previous board experience is preferable but not essential. We will be holding an online webinar for interested parties in the second week of February and details will be provided upon request.

In return, we provide a lively, friendly and interesting place to contribute to, a unique opportunity to help progress an ambitious organisation and of course opportunities to experience many wonderful performances.

Please visit, www.lighthousepoole.co.uk for a Trustee Information Pack.

Closing date 26 February 2022