We are looking for new members to join our Advisory Board who will help to shape the future of the company.

Ockham’s Razor is an award-winning circus theatre company that is governed by the Company Directors – Charlotte Mooney and Alex Harvey, supported by our Producers at Turtle Key Arts and a group of external advisors. The advisors are volunteers with an array of backgrounds and skills that will add valuable insight and support throughout the growth of the company as part of our Advisory Board.

Advisors act as key figures, taking an active role in developing and supporting the organisation, drawing on their individual expertise to offer advice and guidance to the Directors as they develop Ockham’s Razor’s vision, structure and strategy. Members with particular expertise may also be asked to contribute to individual projects.

The Advisory Board meets tri-annually and minutes from all meetings form part of Ockham’s Razor’s reporting to Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. The Advisory Board will change 50% of its members every 4 years to ensure diversity, inclusivity, anti-nepotism, fresh thinking and forward progression. You can find our list of current Board members HERE

We are looking for applicants who can:

Provide guidance and advice in your field of expertise

Be a resource for our board and team

Challenge our board and team with the aim of improving our company

Support the exploration of new ideas to support the company’s growth

Attend up to three Advisory Board meetings each year to be held in-person in London when possible

Attend and support Ockham’s Razor at our shows, workshops or networking events


We are accepting applications from people in all fields, but in particular we are seeking Advisory Board members with expertise in:


Equality and access

Branding and marketing

Business planning

Finance in the arts sector


This is the first time we have recruited Advisory Board members through an open call, and in doing so we hope to reach beyond our existing networks. We particularly welcome applications from people who are:

From an ethnic minority background

D/deaf or disabled, or have a long-term health condition



Experiencing barriers to work (e.g from a lower socioeconomic background)

Working Freelance in the arts


We are building an Advisory Board whose members have a range of skills and are from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We believe knowledge and expertise is transferable and produced in many different ways, so if you think you could contribute we would love to hear from you.


How to Apply

Please send the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4pm 9th July 2021:


1. A letter of application (up to one side of A4) OR a video (up to three minutes long) OR a voice note (up to three minutes long) that tells us:

Who you are, including where you are based

Why you would like to join our Advisory Board

What you think you will be able to contribute


2. Your contact details including your phone number.


Please also complete our equal opportunities monitoring form –  you’ll find it HERE

If you have any questions, or would like a quick chat before applying, please drop Alex Harvey (Artistic Director) an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Ockham’s Razor

We are a circus theatre company who make work that is arresting, moving and entertaining. We specialise in creating physical theatre on original pieces of circus equipment and create stories from the vulnerability, trust and reliance that exist between people in circus.

The Company was formed in 2004. We met while studying at Circomedia, centre for contemporary circus and physical theatre in Bristol. In spring 2006, Turtle Key Arts became our producers.

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