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Board Vacancy - Chair, Theatre Nemo

Theatre Nemo is a small thriving charity based in central Glasgow that provides creative arts programmes for people suffering from mental health conditions. In the last 21 years since its formation Theatre Nemo has supported men, women and young people with mental health conditions through its projects in the community, hospitals, schools and prisons, and has indirectly contributed to an improved life for those individuals’ family and friends.

Theatre Nemo is seeking a relevantly experienced Chair for its Board of Directors. The post requires knowledge of the third sector and operation of charitable organisations and a broad understanding of the mental health sector in Scotland.

Role Summary

Theatre Nemo is seeking a Chair with a mental health and charity background to lead the Board. Theatre Nemo is currently embarked on a name and brand change process so particular skills in media, publicity and communications would be an advantage. The current Board has a Treasurer and a Vice Chair (who will undertake much of the sectretarial role for the new Chair). It also has expertise in Justice, NHS/HSCP, Mental Health, Third Sector Management, Social Media skills and Fundraising and Children and Young People.

Role Description

The role will entail:

  • Organising and Chairing the Tri-monthly Board meeting (typically an early evening meeting on a week day every three months)
  • General support for TN and its activities through representing TN in some networking circles, attending some TN events, etc
  • An agreement on contribution to the fund raising activities through personal efforts (eg. sponsored activities) or promoting TN with the private / public sector through own business network
  • Liaising with Board Members between meetings as required.
  • Advice to the Board on general third sector matters.
  • Liaising with the CEO and staff between meetings as required.
  • Ad-hoc advice to the staff on relevant matters depending on experience.
  • Organising and Chairing meetings twice a year for strategic discussion with the rest of the board.

For further information or to discuss the role, please contact

Hugh McCue, CEO, Theatre Nemo, 241 Bridgegate, Unit 235, Glasgow, G1 5HZ : T:0141 559 4941.

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