Help Us Re-Build Broken Lives.
We are seeking trustees to join our charity helping to rehabilitate prisoners and ex-prisoners through creativity and ongoing support in the community.
We are seeking applicants to become a trustee to help our charity continue to progress in an exciting period of development. The role offers the opportunity to join a trustee team with varied high level experience across diverse sectors. The charity is delivering rehabilitation programmes through a number of creative projects in prisons in the South East and expanding its range of post-release work.
There is a minimum of four Board meetings per year with occasional extra meetings to address any specific issues arising. Meetings are usually held in Central London in the early evening. We are a small organisation so trustees also contribute to the work of the charity in other ways, from assistance with work in prisons to meeting with funders, representing the charity at events and advising in areas related to their specific expertise. We are particularly looking for applicants with knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Trustees have a collective responsibility for the strategy and work of the charity, its funds and assets. It is not a requirement that candidates have previous experience of being a trustee of another charity.
Main responsibilities include:
Trustees should use any skills, knowledge or experience they have to reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
We believe that rehabilitation and personal change come through collaboration, especially when two or more people engage in a creative endeavour, hence our name: 2makeit. Examples of feedback capture the impact of our work:
“At no other point have I experienced such a friendly and happy atmosphere where thoughts, ideas and skills are freely shared, then finally brought together when we play. Words cannot express how grateful I am.” Prisoner participant in a London prison.
“You are helping me more than anyone in my life.” Ex-prisoner supported with post-release work.
This is an opportunity to work with colleagues of considerable professional experience amongst the charity’s trustees and staff, including backgrounds in prison and probation management and achievements in the arts, charities and business at the highest levels.
We are a small organisation so there are many opportunities for trustees to contribute to the work of the charity beyond regular meetings, from assistance with work in prisons to meeting with funders, representing the charity at events and advising in areas related to their specific expertise.