Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: expenses
Reference: Trustee
Contact Name: Deirdre Figueiredo
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 03, 2018 17:13

Job Description

Craftspace is a leading creative producer and development organisation, pioneering approaches to engaging a diverse public with world class contemporary craft. We are recruiting six new trustees to join our dynamic team.

We are seeking trustees with skills and connections in one or more the following areas:

  • Fundraising and development

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Financial management and/or accounting

  • Business strategy

  • Creative practice

  • Community development (voluntary and third sector)

  • Youth engagement, services and policy

  • Learning and participation (including Higher Education)

  • Research, evaluation and impact measurement

    All Trustees will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the development of strategic direction and vision whilst monitoring delivery of existing plans

  • Scrutinise and monitor finance

  • Support fundraising strategies

  • Advocate on behalf of the organisation

  • Ensure compliance with the legal requirements of Charity Commission, Companies House and all relevant legislation

  • Work to avoid conflicts of interests and declare interests

  • Evaluate the performance of the organisation and the performance of the board itself

  • Enact our policy and procedures in relation to equality of opportunity and respect our code of conduct

  • Attend and contribute to quarterly board meetings

    Trustees will be involved in:

  • Feeding into the business planning process and policy development to ensure Craftspace is operating strategically

  • Supporting the organisation to find new sources of income and feeding into the implementation of a fundraising strategy

  • Building, strengthening and maintaining relationships with our core funders, donors and current or potential stakeholders

  • Acting as a sounding board for our staff team and sharing knowledge in your area of expertise

  • Bringing a range of connections from the wider artistic and business communities to grow our work, operating environment and partnerships

  • The role of a trustee is voluntary and is not remunerated, but reasonable expenses will be paid.

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