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Mafwa Theatre Seeks Trustees

Mafwa Theatre is a community theatre organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds since February 2018. Mafwa deliver a weekly women’s drama group at Leeds Refugee Forum in Lincoln Green. One aim is to bring people together using theatre and the arts, therefore whilst focussing on engaging women with experience of the asylum process, all women from wider Leeds communities are welcome to participate in the integrated group.

Keziah and Tamsin are seeking to appoint 3-4 Trustees of the CIC to act in an advisory capacity, as we endeavour to build the company sustainably at this exciting time of growth. Keziah and Tamsin will continue to develop the company and work on the day to day activities of Mafwa as Executive Directors. We are looking for the following expertise:

  • Experience of founding a community arts organisation
  • Experience of running an established charity or social enterprise
  • Finance
  • Legal (in particular human rights or immigration law)
  • Experience of the VCSE sector
  • Risk management
  • Strategic planning
  • Team development
  • Charity or social enterprise governance (chairing or membership on a board)

We are actively encouraging people who have experience of the asylum process to apply. The board also includes experts by lived experience who have participated in Mafwa sessions.

Responsibilities and Time Commitments

Board meetings are every 2 months, are 2 hours maximum in length and are held in Leeds or via video call. We also hold 1 board ‘away day’ per year to review Mafwa’s achievements and to help shape the company’s goals for the following year. In the event that the CIC is wound up, personal liability of all trustees is limited to £1.

Next steps

Please express your interest by sending an email to [email protected]. Please include

  • Reasons why you wish to be considered for the role
  • A highlight for you from your career to date
  • A CV (optional)
  • We will then be in touch to arrange an informal conversation in the next few weeks.

Further Information

Email: [email protected]. Phone: 07593299298 (Tamsin)

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