Trustees

Employer
Reach Volunteering
Location
Burnley, Lancashire
Salary
Voluntary role
Closing date
22 Nov 2020

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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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.

Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

For volunteers and charities

Whether you are an organisation that wants to find a volunteer with particular skills or a new trustee, or an individual who has a skill you want to offer, you can:

  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
  • explore roles and profiles
  • make contact and talk through what you're looking for 
  • make a match.

Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

Other organisations and partners

We also work with other organisations including:

  • businesses, supporting their staff into rewarding volunteer or board positions
  • funders, supporting their grantees.

Read more about our partnerships.

Contact Us
  • Reach Volunteering
  • 17 Oval Way
  • London
  • SE11 5RR
  • United Kingdom
  • 020 3943 9901
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