Trustee Recruitment

In its 40th anniversary year, Phoenix Dance Theatre, one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies, is seeking new Trustees

Our Chair, Delia Barker, is seeking a group of peers from across sectors to come together to shape and drive the future of one of the UK’s most culturally significant companies.

The past two years have been incredibly tough for Phoenix, as they have been for the whole sector. From dealing with the profound impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the killing of George Floyd, through to managing changes in leadership, the team have been working hard.

You will join us at a moment of pause and reflection as we re-group, re-focus and get ready to kick-start the next forty years.

In recognition of the responsibility of the Trustee role at this pivotal moment we will support you to do your best with us.  We will create a peer network through a programme of training, action learning and culture and values building that will run alongside the governance responsibilities.

Delia Barker, Chair of Trustees, shares “I speak for all current board members when I say I have the greatest confidence in the work of the team at Phoenix and am excited about working collectively with a group of cross sector peers to the company’s future. I hope you will join us at this exciting time for Phoenix Dance.”

For more information please take a look at the Trustee Recruitment Pack.

Key dates

Expressions of interest:       5pm on 30 September 2022

Interviews:                             7 October

We are keen to speak with anyone who would like an informal / confidential chat about the role.

Please feel free to contact Delia Barker, Chair, or Jen McLachlan, recruitment colleague

For queries about access or if you would like this information in an alternative format or large print, please call 0113 236 8130 or email


How to apply

  • submit a short written expression of interest, (maximum one side of A4) OR video application of up to 5-minutes in length
  • provide your CV
  • provide contact details of two referees who would be willing to comment on your suitability for the role to

Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. This is for monitoring purposes only and important for our reporting to our funders. It will be detached from your application and data shared will be confidential.