Thank you for your interest in joining Told by an Idiot’s Board of Trustees.

We are looking for a variety of individuals from different backgrounds, with different experiences, skills and interests to bring to the company and help shape and inform our work. In particular, at the moment, we are looking for individuals with experience in:

Finance: qualified accountant or equivalent level of knowledge with charity finance experience

Legal: currently practicing within the legal profession or who has significant skills and experience within this field

Fundraising: within the arts sector and / or well networked to help support development activity

Arts Council England National Portfolio and Let’s Create strategy: experience of being part of ACE’s current National Portfolio and / or knowledge of the Let’s Create strategy.

How To Apply

Expressions of interest should be made by email to [email protected], highlighting (in 500 words maximum, or a 5 minute maximum-length video or audio file) what skills and attributes you can bring to the role of Trustee and your reasons for wishing to join our board. If you have experience of a similar position previously, please demonstrate this in your application. If you haven’t, that is also fine. We offer training to all Trustees.

Deadline: Please submit expressions of interest by Monday 3rd July 2023, 12pm. 

This pack (CLICK HERE) contains further information about Told by an Idiot, what we do and what being a Trustee for Told by an Idiot involves. It also contains more detailed information about the application process.

For any more information and / or an informal conversation, please contact Executive Director Jenni Grainger: [email protected] / 02074 074 123

Although we have listed specific skills above, often qualities are just as important as experience, so please feel free to get in touch with us and talk about other skills that you think transfer to being a Trustee for Told by an Idiot. There are no expectations that you went to university to apply to be a Trustee with us. We’re interested in hearing from people of all ages with a wide range of experience.

Told by an Idiot is also an inclusive employer and supports the individual needs of everyone who works with us, either permanent, freelance of voluntary. If there are adjustments we can make to adapt the role of Trustee to the specific needs of successful candidates, we will commit to doing so. We also aim to meet the access needs of applicants at all stages of the recruitment process - please contact us if you feel we've missed anything.

We value the positive impact that difference has on our company and are particularly interested in hearing from people who identify as D/deaf and/or disabled, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, people of African or Caribbean heritage, South Asian heritage, East Asian heritage, West Asian heritage, Central Asian heritage, South East Asian heritage, East Asian and South East Asian heritage and people of Middle East and North African heritage* and those who have experienced racism. By the term ‘those who have experience racism’, we are referring to individuals who have experienced discrimination based on the colour of their skin, race and / or their culture.

*#BAMEOver – A Statement for the UK, Sept 2020