Help shape the future of community arts and radio in Leeds!

Heads Together Productions / Chapel FM Arts Centre is looking to add 3-4 new members to our Board of Trustees

Heads Together is the parent organisation of Chapel FM Arts Centre, East Leeds Community Radio, and UNION.

Board members / Trustees have exciting opportunities to use their skills and ideas to shape a vibrant, growing arts centre, training programmes, and radio station.

These are unpaid, volunteer positions with important oversight of our organisation.

Scroll down for details and an expression-of-interest form.

The deadline to apply is 1st July, 2024.





We are a non-profit, registered charity, community arts organization based in Seacroft, East Leeds.

  • We operate East Leeds Community Radio – which features more than 40 different radio shows and podcasts on a wide range of arts and other themes, created by members of the community. We also partner with other radio stations and creative sound projects around the UK and the world.
  • We run training programmes – that provide people of all ages and backgrounds with skills in making radio and sound art, creative writing, theatre, music, live arts events tech, activism, and community organising, including UNION: The Northern School for Creativity and Activism.
  • We have two theatre spaces – where we present a wide range of theatre, music, spoken word, film, community forums and other live arts events as well as creating our own performances.
  • We make our unique community venue, Chapel FM Arts Centre, available to others – located in a historic Methodist Chapel built in 1874 and renovated over the past decade through a £1.4 million series of capital projects, hosts a huge range of people, projects, and in-residence arts and third sector organisations to develop and deliver their own projects, including our partners in the We Are Seacroft Network and special community projects like our 3-year Home From Home oral history, radio and performance project.

By joining as a Board Member / Trustee you would have the opportunity to help shape our organization and our role in the community and the wider world, playing a role in making key decisions as we grow in the coming years.




Quite simply, we are looking for passionate people with a desire to dig in and be part of making big-picture decisions, reviewing and making sure we stay true to our mission and vision, overseeing and supporting our staff and freelance artists, developing and overseeing policies, and helping Chapel FM Arts Centre, East Leeds Community Radio and UNION evolve.

More specifically, we would be delighted to have new board members with experience the following areas:

  • Communication and Marketing
  • HR and Wellbeing Support
  • Finance and/or Fundraising
  • Radio, Podcasting, the Arts, and Community Organising or Activism
  • Education and Working with Schools
  • Strategic Planning and Business Development

But we also want to be surprised and can make use of loads of other different skills.

Above all, we want people who will act as a critical friend, offering both support and constructive challenge.

Previous experience on other boards is great, but not essential. We provide training for those serving on a board for the first time.

There are no age or residency requirements although a connection to and/or interest in the communities of East Leeds is desired.




Heads Together Productions Ltd. is a registered charity.

We aim to be:

  • Welcoming – A home from home where anyone from East Leeds, the city and the wider world can get stuck in with arts, broadcasting and community.
  • Curious – An organisation that celebrates the stories that we all have, encouraging people to find their own ways of sharing them through radio, music, writing and other skills.
  • Open to All – A gathering spot where people from all backgrounds, ages, identities and life experiences come together to find a common sense of purpose.
  • Ambitious – A place to push the boundaries for creativity and change with new and experimental ideas, whilst opposing misinformation and hostility.
  • Empowering – A launch pad where learning fuels the confidence to take opportunities for study, work and making connections.
  • Future-Facing – A melting pot where people and organisations come together to generate far-sighted visions for the future of Seacroft, East Leeds, and the wider world.

We have a detailed Theory of Change which can be read here:




Please fill out the form below and we will get in touch with information about next steps. We aim to set up conversations between Board applicants and existing Board members in August and September.

If you have questions or would like more information about the Board of Trustee roles or anything else, please contact our Board Chair John Toolan at:


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Board Member / Trustee Expression of Interest Form

Please add your information if you would like to learn more about the potential to become a Board Member / Trustee and we will contact you about next steps.

In the "Organisation" box – please list any organisations where you work, volunteer or are involved that you think may be relevant to joining the board of Heads Together Productions.

In the "Message or Reason for Getting in Touch" box – please add a few sentences about why you would like to consider joining the board and any questions you have for us.


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