Trustee, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Royal Opera House

Location: London
Salary: Not Remunerated
Closing Date: 05 October 2021
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Description

The Royal Opera House aims to enhance UK cultural life by growing public enjoyment and appreciation of exceptional Ballet and Opera.

The Royal Opera House is seeking a trustee with a background as a senior finance professional to join the board of trustees with the view to Chairing the Audit and Risk committee. The audit and risk committee helps the Trustees meet their responsibility for the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and health and safety. Candidates will have experience of operating in a senior finance role with a strong financial background, a sound knowledge of corporate governance, an interest in opera or ballet and a commitment to the goals and values of the opera house. 

The ROH is one of the UK’s leading arts organisations, working with many of the world’s finest performers and creative teams to present ballet and opera to a growing UK and international public. ROH is committed to extending its reach, engaging a diverse and broad public in its theatres online and through broadcast media. Its commitment to diversity in talent development and learning and participation is evident through a wide range of specialist programmes delivered across the UK working with partner organisations. Having weathered the pandemic, ROH is determined to build on these strengths and further to extend its impact. The ROH Board will play a vital role in guiding and supporting this endeavour.

The ROH actively encourages applications from people from under-represented groups, including ethnically diverse and disabled people, and values the positive impact that difference has on our work.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Royal Opera House on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference BAROC. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 5 October 2021.


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