Artspace Lifespace: Trustee Recruitment

Treasurer: In 2021 our treasurer is stepping down and are seeking a new Charity Treasurer to oversee the accounts and assist the other trustees with the strategic direction of Artspace Lifespace from 2021 onwards. 

The day-to-day accounts are undertaken by our Finance Officer and are audited on a quarterly basis by an external bookkeeper.  The Company Manager and Island Centre Manager are responsible for business planning, budgeting, and authorisation of expenditure.

Required Skills / Experience

Accountancy  / Bookkeeping

Desired Skills

Fundraising. Business development. Previous experience working for a charity or arts organization.

OTHER TRUSTEE ROLES

In 2020 we paused our trustee recruitment, and while our current focus is finding a new treasurer, if you are experienced at managing exhibition and performance spaces, working with a wide variety of artists and nurturing their ambitions, passionate about inclusion in the arts then please get in touch.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, female and disabled applicants as these are underrepresented within our Board of Trustees at present and we welcome applications from under 30s who want to learn from an experienced Board.

The Role of Trustees

The role of the Trustee is a voluntary role. The Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the organisation operates to standards set by parliament and the Charity Commission. Trustees take ultimate responsibility for the work that the organisation does, and the way in which it spends money raised by the charity through income and donations to achieve its aims. The Trustee’s are responsible for the the strategic direction of the organisation, agreeing plans and budgets, and holding the Company Manager to account for the delivery of the plans.

As a volunteer role, charity trustees are not paid but reasonable expenses incurred whilst carrying out their duties as a trustee of the charity will be considered for reimbursement including the reasonable costs of dependent care (provided that it is agreed in advance) or the costs of communication support or other facilities for a trustee with a disability.

Commitment

Our full board meets normally every two months; while we hope to have the opportunity to meet face to face again in the future, currently meetings are solely held by zoom. The staff team meet online monthly which you are welcome to attend or meeting. Staff may seek to consult with you on your particular expertise. You may be asked to represent Artspace Lifespace at outside meetings, attend our project launches or key events such as Doors Open Day or work alongside staff at events and receptions. The time commitment to the charity is normally between 40 to 60 hours per annum.

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Expiry date: 
Fri, 30/04/2021
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