About Cardboard Citizens 

Cardboard Citizens is a theatre company and charity that creates theatre, art and training with and for people who experience homelessness, poverty or inequity.  Established in 1991, we deliver participatory arts workshops from our building in East London, and tour high quality theatre, workshops and events across London and the UK. Our work challenges injustice and empowers individuals to make change for themselves and their communities.

About the role

We are looking for a Chair of the Board who is passionate about arts and social justice, who wants to make a difference to UK theatre and who is able to support our Trustees, Artistic Director, and Executive Director as we work together to develop the programme and profile of Cardboard Citizens. We believe that the need for Cardboard Citizens is as urgent as it ever has been with the current external environment and the challenges for people we work with, and we are excited about the renewed sense of energy and purpose that a new Chair will bring.

You will have leadership experience in a professional organisation and a demonstrable understanding of the key role of good governance in a successful organisation. We imagine that you will already have worked with Boards, from the perspective of either a Board member or an executive, but you don’t necessarily need to have previous experience as a Chair.

You will have the ability to be a compelling and credible ambassador for the organisation locally, regionally and nationally.


We are trialling a rolling deadline for this position and will offer interviews to appropriate candidates as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this opportunity at any time.