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Trustee

Bracknell, Berkshire (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses not paid
Voluntary
Job description

Are you interested in supporting children and young people’s education, mental and physical health through the performing arts, theatre and dance?

You could be a trustee for Artemis Studios, a Bracknell-based charity that’s now growing our Board, ready for the next stages of development.

Artemis Studios Performing Arts Schools Limited is a Charity only Registered in March 2022, while our not-for-personal-profit organisation has been providing similar services in Bracknell since at least August 2014 and our roots go back locally to 2007. This, of course, means our charity Board of trustees is still growing, and needs new skills and abilities to achieve that growth.

If you have specific interests or skills in funding, fund-raising, strategic planning or the legal duties of trustees, we’d really like to talk with you; in any case, if you’re interested in helping our organisation’s growth as part of our collective Board, please read on and apply.

We’re interested in you if you’re interested in us!

About Artemis Studios

Trustees are the people who make the top-level decisions for our charity. Our Board includes people with experience and skills in performing and creative arts, and we’d expect new trustees to have empathy with our cause and our beneficiaries. 

Interest in young people, mental health support, education would be beneficial, but potential applicants do not need in-depth understanding of, or involvement in, our operational cause.

If you have specific experience, skills or abilities in:

  • Funding and fund-raising
  • Strategic planning for our charity
  • Legal responsibilities in a Charitable Company

we’d really welcome your application. 

If you have interests other than those, don’t be put off: ask us!

Full induction to our organisation will be provided, plus specialist support as a new trustee including access to external training. 

If you can think strategically and plan long-term, you have what our trustees primarily need; you’ll also need to work collectively with other Board members. Support from our paid employees is always available, under the leadership of our CEO, who works closely with the Board to develop and implement our strategic and operational plans.

We are a charity not a business, but we apply business principles to governing our organisation. We are looking for people from a variety of backgrounds to join our charity. We want to expand the diversity of our Board, in all meanings, and strongly welcome applications from people from less-represented groups. 

The focus of a trustee role is strategic, and trustees will not be expected to get involved in the organisation’s operations on a day-to-day basis; however, contact and liaison with other trustees and employees is expected.   

We ask for about six hours of your time per month, which includes all meetings, discussions, etc.  You will need access to digital communications, as much of our charity’s business is run that way.

What do you get as a volunteer trustee with our organisation?   

  • An opportunity to exercise your strategic planning skills, probably in a different environment or context 
  • An opportunity to influence and collectively-lead an organisation supporting the arts
  • A chance to expand and implement your understanding of our work
  • A chance to augment your experience of charities 
  • A boost to your career and CV, if needed 
  • Satisfaction of helping a charitable organisation, thus giving something back to your community 
  • Induction training from us; training, support and assistance from local charity-support agencies

 What do we get?   

  • Your strategic skills, knowledge, understanding or experience
  • Your abilities to influence plans for our charity’s future 
  • Enhancement to our overall governance and the Board of trustees; improvement in our charity governance knowledge and operational growth   
  • Your participation in our collective decision-making, contributing to all areas of our charity work   
  • Your enthusiasm   

 What do our beneficiaries get?   

  • The ability to continue our support for children, young people and the preforming arts
  • A forward-looking and agile organisation, with a well-informed and well-managed Board of trustees  

How to apply  

This appointment is being managed for us by inVOLve Community Services, a charity-support organisation, who offer a no-obligation discussion by phone or video. A detailed Role Description and Skills Specification can be made available to you upon request.  

You will need to be eligible to be a Charity Trustee and Company Director, which we will explain. Trustee appointments are subject to satisfactory references, to completion of an online Safeguarding course and an Enhanced DBS check. 

Your CV or similar will be read by our existing trustees & CEO, and an interview offered as soon as mutually convenient.   

I need to know more   

Apply to this ad or contact Mike Allen for more information and arrange to have a no-obligation initial informal discussion (Teams/Zoom/phone) 

 

This role is advertised as part of TPP's Free Giving Back Services. This volunteer advertisement copy has been supplied to TPP and applicants apply direct to the organisation. Please contact the organisation directly if you have any questions about this volunteer role.

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Posted on: 03 April 2024
Closed date: 02 July 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: LF2785