We are recruiting for new TRUSTEES with energy and inspiration to work with the board to strategically support the organisation.
To ensure that every person living with a life altering illness or facing bereavement or loss is given the opportunity to improve their physical and mental wellbeing by leading a full creative life , and, in so doing challenge the stigma of life with serious illness and loss.
We engage participants in transformative creative practices that enable them to alter their own perception of a life lived with illness or trauma. We develop their confidence and creative skills so that they are able to create performances that change the perceptions of audiences about disability and loss
. Role Description and Person Specification
We welcome and encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, socio-economic background or disability. We encourage applications from those with lived experience of serious illness or loss. We look for staff and trustees who share our values and champion our ethos to make the arts and culture as accessible as possible to all people.
Rosetta Life’s Board of Trustee’s meet quarterly online. Trustees will also be expected to attend an annual in person meeting and support the organisation at public events where possible. Board members may also have extra responsibilities as part of specific committees.
- To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law (if applicable), company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
- To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
- To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects
- To contribute actively to the board role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
- To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation
- To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
- To ensure the financial stability of the organisation
- To protect and manage the property of the organisations and to ensure the proper investment of its funds
- Led by the Chair, to appoint the chief executive officer and monitor his / her performance.
- In addition to the above statutory duties, each board member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board reach sound decisions. This involves:
o Scrutinising board papers
o Leading discussions
o Focusing on key issues
o Providing guidance on new initiatives
o Other issues in which the board member has special expertise
We are particularly looking for legal, PR and Marketing, financial professionals who can support us in strengthening these areas of governance.
In addition we request:
- Commitment to the organisation
- Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
- Strategic vision
- Good, independent judgement
- Ability to think creatively
- Willingness to speak their mind
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of board membership
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
- Tact and diplomacy
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Some financial experience
- The skills to analyse proposals and examine their consequences
- Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries
To discuss the role further please contact Sarah Bazin