Application to Join TYA/PYA England Steering Group for Assitej UK

Call out to TYA/ PYA England members

We would like to invite registration of interest to be part of the TYA/PYA England Steering Group for AssitejUK.

· Are you passionate about theatre & performing arts for young audience?

· Are you willing to share your energy, time and ideas?

· Do you believe that working collaboratively as a sector we are stronger?

If the answer to those questions is YES, we want to hear from you!

The Steering group of England is accountable to:

· The Board of Trustees of Assitej UK

· The membership TYA/PYA England More detail about TYAUK here:

Aims of the steering group

· International engagement for the England TYA/PYA sector

· Professional development for the England TYA/PYA sector

· Advocacy for the England TYA/PYA sector

· A commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Roles in the steering group

· Chair and Vice Chair – The new chair of PYA/TYA is Wendy Harris and vice chair Pilar Santelices

· 6 roles currently available (secretary, treasurer, communications, operations, diversity fundraising )

· we are seeking a broad representation reflecting the diversity of England and in line with Quality of Difference values:

– Investing sufficiently in hearing from all voices and seeing all faces

– Sharing power more effectively

– Facing up to complexity and challenge

– Leading by example

Role of the Steering group

· To agree the name or the steering group TYA or PYA.

· To draw up an action plan for England in line with the above aims.

· To hold 2 steering group meetings per year and one open membership meeting per year.

· To implement a TYA/PYA England communication plan, as resources allow.

· To oversee the day-to-day operation of PYA England.

· To assist and enable the Assitej UK Trustees to fulfil their statutory obligations as a registered Company and Charity.

Responsibilities of Steering Group members

· To attend all the meetings scheduled over a twelve-month period.

· To engage proactively with the steering group, proposing ideas and solutions to the needs of the sector.

· To gather the needs and suggestions of the groups/ communities they represent and present them to the steering group.

· To commit to a minimum of 6 days per year to carry out tasks to deliver the action plan

· To ensure regular and appropriate communication between the Steering group members and the Assitej UK Board of Trustees.

· To abide by the Nolan Committee’s “Seven Principles of Public Life.”

· To commit to Quality of Difference principals, equality and inclusion and engage with the ACE strategy Creativity Case for Diversity.

· To further the aims of Assitej UK at all times and behave in a manner appropriate to the organisation.

To register your interest email:

By May 29th 2020 with a short out line of what you feel you can offer to the steering group. We will be in touch with all those who register interest.

The first TYA/PYA virtual meeting will be CONFIRMED AT THE END OF June 2020


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