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Join the Watershed Board

Watershed is looking to appoint up to five new trustees to join our board. As we journey towards our 40th birthday (next June), it is an exciting time for the organisation and we would like to bring in new people to work with us on how we reinvent Watershed for the next 40 years.

This is Watershed’s first open call for trustees – you will find all the details of what it is like to be on our board, what being a trustee involves and a bit of information about Watershed in the information pack below.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for Trustees who are excited about our work but also happy to challenge us in order to help us grow. We would like trustees who can contribute to our thinking, strategy and business planning and align themselves to our values.

You don’t have to have worked with an organisation like Watershed before. We welcome trustees from inside and outside the culture sector and would love to hear about your transferable skills.

We will welcome all applications, and you do not need a specific area of specialism to apply, but we are particularly hoping to hear from people with expertise and experience in:

  • Cultural cinema
  • Hospitality
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Finance/Business development
  • Inclusion and social impact

We believe our work will be stronger with greater board diversity and welcome applications from those who bring balance to our current trustee team.

Page 16 of Balance and Belonging – our staff and board survey shows the current demographics of our board.

We are particularly hoping to appoint a trustee with lived experience of being Deaf and/or Disabled to increase representation in this area.

Whilst we hope that trustees will feel comfortable to bring their whole self to their work with us, we expect all members of our Board to consider inclusion in all aspects of what we do, and do not expect individuals to represent specific groups or demographics.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to join the Board please take a look at the pdf information at the end of this page, and then:

Apply online

Download application in Word format

The About Us pages on our website are useful if you would like to know more about us and we are happy to send you our business plan.

The closing date for all applicants is 9am, 9 December.

We welcome questions from anyone who is interested.
Please email Clare Reddington, CEO of Watershed to arrange a chat.

Closing Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021 - 09:00