Chair and Trustees

Phoenix is looking for a Chair and several new independent Trustees to join our established Board of 12 experienced Trustees and its management team.

You will be joining Phoenix at an exciting time following Arts Council England’s confirmation in April of a £4 million capital grant towards Phoenix 2020 – our ambitious project to expand our Phoenix Square venue in Leicester.

Our current Chair of Trustees, Sir Alan Tuckett OBE, is retiring after two terms of office having steered the charity to this exciting point.

What are we looking for?

For our board of trustees, we are looking for strategic thinkers who have the confidence, integrity and credibility to interact persuasively with people at senior leadership levels.

We are looking to replace our existing chair, who is choosing to step down at the end of his second term of office. We also regularly review the skills and expertise of our board to ensure it has the right balance to further our strategic aims and have identified a need for 2-3 new trustee appointments. We are particularly interested in applications from people with specific skills in the following areas:

  • The ability to engage business through high value networks of individuals and organisations that can sponsor and support Phoenix 2020.
  • Catering, conferencing and retail. Ideally bringing new and specific sector business development knowledge, strategic advice and insight.
  • Arts education and/or film producer/ making expertise and networks.
  • Capital projects management.

How to apply

Please read the information for applicants and the role descriptions on our website:

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Lotte Coleman 

Contact Email


Start Date

15th April 2019

Closing Date

17th May 2019