Board Member Opportunity

PACE Theatre Company is seeking Trustees to strengthen our existing board. If you have a passion for creating opportunities to develop and nurture creativity in young people then we would love to hear from you.


PACE Theatre Company, based in Paisley, was founded in 1988 and is a non-profit making theatre company and registered charity specialising in work with young people. It focuses on developing and nurturing young creative talent through performing arts experiences. It runs PACE Youth Theatre, the largest youth theatre in the UK with over 1,000 young people attending each week, and produces Paisley’s annual pantomime along with other professional theatre and touring productions. It offers rehearsal facilities, equipment and facilities for hire at Spires Studios, as well as operating a pop-up performance and workshop space in The Art Department in The Paisley Centre. 

PACE is also leading on the re-development of Exchange, Scotland’s first theatre for children, young people and families, in a disused town centre building. Work on Phase II of this redevelopment is currently underway.

Our aim is to create an inclusive and welcoming environment in which young people can thrive.

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We are seeking to expand our board, to support and realise the strategic vision of the organisation.

Our new trustees should have an interest in arts / culture and be passionate about participatory and socially-engaged work. You do not need to have had previous experience on a Board.

We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in people who bring knowledge of one or more of the following areas:

Fundraising inc. corporate, individual giving, trusts & foundations
Organisational & Business Development
Theatre Industry
Working with Children & Young People
Equalities / Access

We actively encourage applications from a range of backgrounds and experiences. If you do not fit exactly into one of the criteria above but feel that you have something to offer PACE and would like to join our board or support us in another way, we’d still love to hear from you.


The board meets a minimum of 4 times per year, in addition to an AGM. Meetings are usually held at our main offices in Paisley, Spires Studios, although there is some flexibility for hybrid/online attendance. Board members may also be expected to give extra time in support of the organisation’s activities, by participating in sub-committees / undertaking research etc, and attendance at our events, performances and projects is encouraged.

Please note that this is a voluntary, unpaid position.


Please send a CV and covering letter to  Please outline your relevant skills and experience, and why you would like to be considered for the role of Trustee.  If you would prefer to submit this as a 2-3 minute video message we would be pleased to accept applications in this format.

If you have any access or support requirements for interview please let us know so we can try to accommodate this.

The deadline for applications is 7 Jan 2024.

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