Trustee with financial experience

Employer
dreamthinkspeak
Location
BRIGHTON, BN1 1EE
Salary
£0.00 - voluntary
Closing date
10 Mar 2021
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Job Details

dreamthinkspeak is internationally recognized as a key practitioner of site-specific performance. We are looking to recruit a Trustee with Business or Financial Management experience to join our small and friendly team at a pivotal and exciting point in our development.

Role summary

The Trustee will assist us with business planning and strategy, helping us to remain a financially robust organization which can also take considered risks in the delivery of our creative output.

The Trustee will be expected to attend and prepare for virtual quarterly board meetings, reviewing relevant materials and reports beforehand.

The Trustee will also be invited to represent the charity as a champion of the organisation at selected events, such as production premiers.

You will be joining a small but experienced team as we seek to diversify our organization to reflect the diversity of the people we engage in our creative productions.

Person description

We are committed to developing the diversity of our board to better reflect the diversity of those we collaborate with in our creative output. We therefore particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates.

We are interested in candidates who may have a wider range of skills than purely financial. For us, finance is not an isolated practice. It is connected to other aspects of our mission and is part of all discussions around the creation, production and dissemination of our work. We therefore welcome expressions of interest from candidates whose principal practice might sit within other sectors, including the creative industries, but embraces financial experience as part of that practice.

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated financial awareness and knowledge gained through previous work activity.
  • Ability to understand and articulate standard company accounting procedures.
  • Ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Experience of strategic development and planning.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Good communication, team-working and interpersonal skills.
  • Tactful, diplomatic and able to build relationships.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of / or passion for the Arts.
  • Experience of fundraising.
  • Knowledge and experience of charity finance practices.
  • Experience of accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Dedication to the organisation’s cause and objectives and willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies.
  • Experience of working with arts based charities or educational charities.
  • Desire to promote and support diversity across our creative output.

What's in it for the volunteer?

  • The opportunity to help develop the diversity of our organisation.
  • The chance to contribute to the activities of a dynamic arts charity at a key moment in our development.
  • To be part of a friendly, informal but experienced team.
  • The chance to make a real difference to our future development and sustainability, allowing us to move forward with our creative output that brings so much personal and professional value to diverse artists and audiences across the UK and beyond.

Time commitment

Trustees meet every 3 months, with room for flexibility in scheduling of contact time or communications between meetings and reviewing of documentation

How to apply

Applications should be made via Reach in the first instance. Please provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work for the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information. Please email your application to: trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk. Deadline: 19 Mar 2021

Company

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.  

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Find Us
Telephone
020 3943 9901
Location
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
London
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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