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Call for Trustees at The Cheltenham Trust

05 June 2016

At The Cheltenham Trust, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of residents and visitors through art, culture, heritage, sport, play, tourism and performance.  Our mission is to develop a new urban framework that generates social, cultural and financial value through community engagement, sustainable investment and social enterprise to create a distinctive sense of place that is Cheltenham.

With our diverse venues and services that offer a hub for events, social interaction, diversity and creativity, we aim to contribute to the vibrant cultural place that is distinctively Cheltenham

We are a dynamic organisation, and are now seeking two outstanding trustees to join our experienced Board.  Our Chair, Joanna Stringer, has been in post since the launch of the new Trust in October 2014. Prior to this, Joanna chaired the Shadow Board which was involved in the set up phase of the Trust for over 12 months.

The Trust is a business that trades for the benefit of the public, as a charity, our Memorandum of Association states that our activity and venue development will be undertaken solely for the benefit of the public.

The Trust has an important role to play in creating compelling content and programmes, undertaking development of our venues, creating social impact through learning, community engagement and health and wellbeing and ensuring that a sustainable and resilient business model underpins all of our activity.  Ultimately, the Trust contributes significantly to placing Cheltenham clearly on the cultural and sporting map in the UK.

In order to establish a full complement of relevant skills, the Trust is seeking individuals who have skills, experience and knowledge in any of the following areas:

- Finance Experience of significant leadership roles working in finance (Priority)
- Large scale project management Leadership in significant capital developments (Priority)
- Fundraising Experience of major capital campaigns
- Digital Creative industries and digital marketing
- Legal Experienced legal advocate

Excellent communication skills and experience of good governance are essential criteria to enable the Trust to further develop.  Trustees are volunteers, nominated Directors of the Trust and responsible for agreeing the strategic direction of the organisation.

For an application pack please contact gemma.edmondson@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Gemma Edmondson on 01242 774401

Closing date: 17th June 2016
In order to comply with the Governments Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), applicants will be asked to provide proof of identity; nationality and immigration status

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