We’re in search of a new Trustee …

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People. Action. Art. We’re a small, dynamic charity delivering big results on minimal budgets. We’ve recently worked with local people to stage an exhibition at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, to mark the centenary of World War One and we’ll be expanding on this theme in Cornwall over  the next 12 months with a range of exciting projects. We’re also working in London with older people – giving them a unique chance to create needlework and embroidery. Our aim: to give people without a platform and a voice the chance to speak out, engage with others, build new friendships and celebrate their lives.

Our Trustee PontuIMG_7018s Rosen will be leaving the UK in the spring and we’re in search of a new Trustee to join the board.

This will involve four meetings in London a year – plus ad hoc input by email and phone as projects develop. The right person will make a real difference.  If you’re energetic, imaginative, bold and ready to help pull off the unexpected just when the odds seem against it – then please do send us your CV.  For an informal chat, please email

Our Trustees will:

  • provide a creative contribution to the board by providing objective criticism
  • ensure that the Charity is governed correctly and responsibly.
  • provide general counsel and a different perspective on matters of concern

On a practical level, this will involve discussions of:

  • strategic direction (to provide a creative and informed contribution and to act as a constructive critic in looking at the objectives and plans devised by the Chair of Trustees/Director)
  • monitoring (to monitor performance of executive management, in particular relating to achieving company strategy and objectives)
  • communication (to help connect the charity with networks of potentially useful people and organisations. Occasionally Trustees will represent the charity externally.

Responsibilities involve the need to:

  1. attend quarterly meetings
  2. focus on board matters rather than executive direction’ i.e. provide an independent view of the charity which is removed from its day to day running.
  3. bring
  • independence
  • impartiality
  • wide experience
  • specialist knowledge
  • personal qualities.