1. Creative Future

Trustees

Brighton & Hove

Creative Future, Brighton is seeking committed and passionate individuals to join our Board of Trustees. We are keen to refresh the membership with dynamic people with new ideas and increase and expand the diversity and skill set of our board.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Creative Future specialises in supporting creative people, underrepresented writers, artists and communities facing barriers and inequality to opportunity.


The role

Who We Work With

Creative Future supports communities and creatives those who face barriers to access and support and are underrepresented in mainstream culture. We define underrepresented as people who identify as:

· African, Caribbean, and Asian heritage and from Global Majority backgrounds.

​· Travellers​

· LGTBQIA+.

· Experiencing Mental Health challenges.

· Disabled, sensory impaired, d/Deaf and with long-term limiting health conditions.

· Neurodivergent.

· Learning disabled.

· Substance misuse issues.

· Survivors.

· Working class backgrounds.


About You

We currently have a Board of five Trustees. We are keen to refresh the membership with dynamic individuals with new ideas. In particular, we are looking for people with knowledge, skills and contacts in:

· Arts and cultural sector management, including National Portfolio Organisations.

· Finance and accounting.

· Mainstream publishing.

· Arts, health, wellbeing and social prescribing.

· Public Relations, press & media.

· Improving access and diversity from a wide range of backgrounds/barriers.

· Voluntary sector law.

We are also committed to increasing representation on our Board of Trustees to include people whose backgrounds we support and warmly encourage people who identify as underrepresented to apply.

We welcome interest from people who have or may use Creative Future’s services and would like to contribute to our future development.

We expect anyone interested in joining the Board to contribute constructively and effectively as a board member and be able to commit to attending 4 board meetings per year plus occasional additional away days or strategy sessions.

And to possess one or more of the following:

  • Commitment to increasing Creative Future’s success at supporting underrepresented creative people and communities.
  • Prepared to promote Creative Future robustly to personal and professional networks.
  • Cultural sector recognition and high-profile contacts.
  • Potential to bring in new strategic partners, sponsors and opportunities.
  • Experience in raising income or have income generating ideas.
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities within the not-for-profit sector.
  • Passionate about arts, culture and literature.
  • Experience of service on a charity board / understanding of Charity Commission/Company House requirements

Additional information

· The Board meets quarterly in person in Brighton. We would be happy to hear from candidates outside of Brighton & Hove to discuss the feasibility of a hybrid arrangement.

· As with any voluntary sector trusteeship, remuneration is not offered, although reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed.

· Board members are expected to commit to a minimum of 1 year and a maximum term of 3 years, with an option to renew for a further 3 years.

· A full induction will be provided, along with potential skills training as needed so we are open to receiving applications from people new to this kind of voluntary role.

Supporting document(s)

  • trustee-recruitment-pack-creative-future-0224.docx - Download
Closing date for applications

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

Trustees Unlimited believes that diverse boards strengthen society. We will strive to remove the barriers that prevent people from applying to become trustees and help our clients to recruit and support people with a wide range of skills and lived experience.

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