Published: Thursday, 6th December 2018

Local trustees sought for Woolwich Creative District.

Woolwich Creative District Trust, the organisation responsible for overseeing the development and growth of a major new regeneration and cultural project on the site of the Royal Arsenal in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, is seeking trustees.

Ideal candidates will be from the borough

Ideal candidates will be from the borough and able to demonstrate experience of not for profit governance with organisations of similar scale and complexity in the cultural sector, or creative industries. Professionals in the sectors of finance, facilities management, creative arts, law, leisure and hospitality, education and training, marketing and digital transformation are urged to apply.

Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and the Third Sector said:

"Realising the ambitions of the Woolwich Creative District, that will see around 400 jobs and attract investment to the area, will require the dedication of a team of people with a diverse set of skills. The Trust has a number of trustee roles available and I would urge people, who have the skills we are looking for, to put themselves forward. Together we will be able to put Woolwich on the map as a hub for the creative industries."

A landmark destination for the arts

The newly established operating trust, which has already appointed a chair, will manage the £31m redevelopment of five large-scale listed buildings in the Royal Arsenal to create a landmark destination for the arts in Royal Greenwich when it opens in 2020. The complex will accommodate an ambitious combination of performance and rehearsal venues, dance studios, exhibition areas, event spaces, workshops and community spaces, supported by back-of-house functions and public facilities.

Resident companies and a number of local organisations will mix with visiting theatre groups, orchestras, dance companies, community users, visual artists and others.

Apply now

For an information pack please contact the Volunteer Centre Greenwich or call 020 8317 3817.