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Job Title: Trustees
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Burnley
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Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J69428
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Contact Email: trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk
Job Published: October 22, 2020 14:55

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen as the Burnley Empire Trust Board of Trustees are looking to recruit a number of new Trustees to join the Board to actively support the overall effective running of the charity, both organisational and financial.

About us

The Burnley Empire Trust Board are recruiting a number of new Trustees to support the overall running of the charity. BET promotes the heritage and reuse of the Burnley Empire Theatre.

Founded in 2019, Burnley Empire Trust is a Preservation, Arts & Culture charity based in East Lancashire promoting the heritage and reuse of the iconic Burnley Empire Theatre within the local and wider community by developing an innovative preservation project for an exciting future for East Lancashire’s last venue of its kind.

Burnley Empire Trust is a small but passionate group working to make a real difference for the people of Burnley and beyond. Burnley Empire is not just a theatre; it’s a new destination for the people of Burnley and Lancashire. It will be a new centre of activity for local cultural and creative communities as well as a space for learning, socialising and collaboration for everyone. This is not just about restoring beautiful architecture; this is about building a new space that through its work will support local businesses and people and bring prosperity to Burnley, both in economic and social terms.

Burnley Empire is not just a theatre; it’s a new destination for the people of Burnley and Lancashire. It will be a new centre of activity for local cultural and creative communities as well as a space for learning, socialising and collaboration for everyone. This is not just about restoring beautiful architecture; this is about building a new space that through its work will support local businesses and people and bring prosperity to Burnley, both in economic and social terms.

Role summary

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Burnley Empire Trust, developing the organisations aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines ensuring Burnley Empire Trust’s core purpose is carried out. New Trustees will help promote the preservation of the Burnley Empire Theatre and the aims of the charity through involvement at special meetings and events as well as attendance at Board or sub-committee meetings. The project has now developed to the stage where essential restoration work can begin on the Burnley Empire and the Board is aiming to grow accordingly.

Person specification

Burnley Empire Trust are looking to appoint candidates who are skilled, passionate, and experienced on a local and national level to complement the current Board of Trustees.

BET are specifically looking for expertise at a senior level in business/commerce, finance, and law including applicants with experience with funders, business, and public bodies.

 BET are also looking for:

  • Good, independent judgement and a strategic vision
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of the Board
  • Age requirement: Over 21

Time commitment

Trustees would need to attend 4+ meetings annually and there are opportunities to participate in sub committees.

How to apply:

Please apply via the reach volunteering site: https://reachvolunteering.org.uk/opp/burnley-empire-trust-trustee

Applicants will be sent an invitation pack and interviews for successful candidates will take place from 11/01/2021.