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Trinity Laban is a world-leading institution in the education of professional musicians, contemporary dancers, and musical theatre artists. Our international reputation attracts students from throughout the UK and around the world. Delivered by eminent staff in outstanding facilities and sustained by partnerships through the cultural industries, our programmes ensure that graduates are ideally positioned to succeed in the ever changing and competitive fields of the performing arts.

 The Conservatoire was created by a merger, in 2005 between Trinity College of Music (founded in 1872) and the Laban Centre (founded in 1947). Today, our Faculty of Music sits within King Charles Court, part of Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The Faculty of Dance’s Laban Building in Deptford was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and won the 2003 Stirling Prize for Architecture. It is the world’s largest purpose-built centre for contemporary dance.

Trinity Laban is now looking to appoint new independent members to join the Board of Governors The appointment is for a four-year term, which may be renewed for a second term with the agreement of the Board. The full Board of Governors normally meets four times a year, including a Governors’ Away Day. Governors will normally be expected to be members of one or more of the Board’s sub-Committees, each of which normally meet three or four times a year.

Members of the Board of Governors make an important contribution to the Conservatoire, engaging fully with the strategic decision-making processes. Prospective candidates will need:

  • Ability to think and act strategically and have excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to be an ambassador for the Conservatoire.
  • Ability to work in effective teams with other members of Board and the executive team.
  • Personal expertise in an area relevant to the responsibilities of Board.

We are particularly interested in working with those individuals with leadership experience within, but not restricted to, higher education, media, finance and audit.

Candidates should email a copy of their CV together with a supporting statement (no more than two pages) explaining how they consider their skills and experience fulfil the criteria of the role. The deadline for applications is 2 October 2023 and interviews of shortlisted candidates are likely to take place in mid-November.

Trinity Laban is an increasingly diverse community of students and staff and it seeks to reflect that in its Board of Governors. Applications are welcome regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. Trinity Laban especially welcomes applications from those from minority ethnic backgrounds which are currently under-represented on its Board.

To request further information and/or arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact Dean Surtees, Registrar and Director of Academic Services, at d.surtees@trinitylaban.ac.uk.