Seeking trustees for arts charity in Hammersmith & Fulham

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Come and join our small but dynamic charity and use your expertise to make a difference to the lives of learning disabled people in Hammersmith and Fulham. 

What will you be doing?

This New Ground is an arts organisation that aims to elevate the artistic voices of learning disabled people in Hammersmith & Fulham. We aim to remove barriers and increase access for learning disabled people to lead, make and participate in the arts. Through creative engagement we transform lives and celebrate unheard voices.

It is a very exciting time to join This New Ground as we shape the future of our organisation and transition from being a not-for-profit community-led organisation to becoming a registered charity (CIO).

We are currently seeking dedicated trustees who are passionate about improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and want to help make a difference.

The Trustee Board is made up of individual board members contributing their knowledge and experience in quarterly board meetings. The board ensures that our mission is being accomplished in accordance with law and regulations, and also helps with the strategic guidance of the organisation. In keeping with the company’s legal status, this is a voluntary role, however, reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

The duties of a This New Ground trustee includes:

  • Setting and maintaining vision, mission and values

  • Developing strategy

  • Establishing and monitoring operational and governance policies

  • Ensuring pursuance of charitable objectives as defined in the governing document

  • Ensuring compliance with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation

  • Maintaining proper fiscal oversight, including securing sufficient resources to fulfil the charity’s mission, monitoring spending, approving budgets and financial reports, and minimising risk

  • Respecting the role of staff and creating policy to guide activities and wellbeing

  • Creating and monitoring comprehensive, fair and legal policies for employment, recruitment, performance and remuneration of staff

  • Promoting, advocating and identifying opportunities for the charity

  • Maintaining effective board performance through productive meetings

 What are we looking for?

We are particularly interested in skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Arts in community settings

  • Impact measurement and evaluation

  • Fundraising and reporting

  • Health and social care sector

  • PR, marketing and audience development

  • Finance and accounting

  • Charity law and compliance

We would also welcome candidates with a deep knowledge of Hammersmith and Fulham.

How much time commitment will I need to give?

We have 4 trustee meetings a year, each meeting lasts around 2 -3 hours and will take place in West London, outside office hours. We expect our trustees to support the shows and events wherever possible and to actively support fundraising. You maybe asked to take on ad hoc responsibilities (no more than 3 hours a month) throughout the year focused to your area of expertise depending on our needs and your enthusiasm.

What difference will you make?

You will be be instrumental in providing strategic direction for a small charity at a significant time of change and development, supporting us to make a real difference for learning disabled people in Hammersmith and Fulham.  

What's in it for the volunteer?

Satisfaction of playing a key role in the development and growth of our organisation as well as gaining experience with a dynamic charity working to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities in Hammersmith and Fulham.

To Apply

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you could bring to This New Ground as a Trustee to by 10am on the 25th of September 2019. Informal interviews will take place the w/c the 14th of October.

Nathalie Carrington