The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.296 Wednesday, 2 July 2014
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Date: July 1, 2014 at 10:47:54 AM EDT
Subject: Elections to the Board of Trustees
British Shakespeare Association
Every three years, we invite members of the British Shakespeare Association to stand for election to the Board of Trustees. There are 6 elected members of the Board and they play a very important role in guiding the work of the BSA and ensuring that the organisation is soundly managed and keeps true to the values and charitable objects in our constitution. We welcome applications from a broad range of candidates.
As a Trustee, you will also be a company director (as the BSA is a charitable company) and you will have a number of legal responsibilities as set out by the Charity Commission and the BSA’s articles of association. There is no pay for Trustees but reasonable expenses will be met. We meet three times a year (usually in Stratford-upon-Avon) and at the Annual General Meeting. However, most of the real discussions take place online before meetings. The term of office is three years, after which you will have the option of standing for a further three years.
To apply, please complete the attached form (if you've not been able to download it please email me directly at
) and return electronically to the address on the form by the 8th September 2014. Only electronic copies will be accepted. The form will then be vetted by a Nominations Committee to make sure that your application is valid. Once we have all applications in they will be put out to the full membership for election with a view to confirming the membership of the new Board at our November/December AGM. The first meeting of the new Board will take place in January 2015 with further meetings in May and September.
This is an opportunity to help shape the next three years of the BSA. I very much hope you will consider standing. If you are at the conference this weekend, I will be very happy to discuss this opportunity with you, as will all of the current Trustees who will be there. We are also holding a special ‘meet the Board’ session at the conference—see the programme for details. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
The position of Web Officer will be advertised separately.
Chair of the Board of Trustees