Trustee

At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching

Where

Seaford, BN25 1HD
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? 25 mile travel limit.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
minimum 3 trustee meetings per year + extra days for support, strategy meetings and training.

Previous trustee experience is not necessary and we are actively seeking applications from all ages and backgrounds. 

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a team player, who is able to support our board to grow the charity over the next few years. Our aim is to break down barriers which prevent people accessing the arts – as well as enriching our community with our workshops, community events and gallery space. We are a passionate and dedicated team in need of support embedding new procedures, strategies and development plans to help the charity grow. We welcome hand-on trustees who wish to come and help at workshops and events, but this is not expected or a requirement of the role.

Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for SCIPs management and administration.

 

Trustees play an important role in all charities, in a sector that contributes significantly to the character and welling of the country. Trusteeship can be a very rewarding role as it supports a worthy cause, leads to new experiences and relationships.

 If you have a background in any of the following it would be very useful for our board: charity experience, marketing and communications, human resources, inclusion and diversity and/or finance. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board, support the SCIP staff and the charity as a whole. 

Applicants must have

  • Minimum 3 years experience in finance management
  • Knowledge and experience working in the charity sector
  • A passion for and interest in the arts is also an important part of being on SCIP’s board.

Personal skills and qualities

  • Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as  trustees and to act in the best interests of the organisation.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member.
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.
  • A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Enthusiasm for our vision and mission.
  • Willingness to lead according to our values.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

What difference will you make?

Being part of SCIP makes you part of the Seaford and wider Sussex community. We welcome beneficiries from all walks of life, and work hard to provide culture for all. 

Providing free access arts events is more important than ever, as the cost of living rises and the ability to enjoy film, theatre and paid entry exhibitions may no longer be accessible for many people. You will be part of helping support the mental health of an entire community, who will reply on our workshops and events more than ever. 

You will help ensure that SCIP can keep it[s door open through the cost of living crisis, and continue to support our growing SCIP Youth members, and workshop attendees. 

Before you apply

Thank you for your interest in SCIP and joining the board of trustees. 

If you would like to learn more about SCIP and the role please connect via the Reach platform. We will ask that you complete an application form to apply for this post. 

Causes
  • Arts
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    SCIP is dedicated to breaking down the barriers which stop people of all ages from accessing culture. We create contemporary exhibitions with extensive community engagement programmes alongside...