Trustee

West Yorkshire

The Tetley Project Space Leeds

Project Space Leeds (The Tetley) is seeking up to four trustees to join the Board and help the charity achieve its vision; to be a pioneering centre for contemporary art.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

The Tetley is a pioneering centre for contemporary art located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery. From the heart of Leeds' South Bank, we create a platform for amazing emerging artists, present breathtaking free exhibitions and help communities and young people in Leeds find their creative voice.

The charity that operates The Tetley, Project Space Leeds, was founded by artist/curators, Pippa Hale, Kerry Harker and Diane Howse in 2006, and artists remain at the centre of everything we do today. Proudly investing in new and emerging artists to create work, we fulfil a vital role within the Leeds art scene, offering a significant public platform alongside outstanding national and international work, often presented in the UK for the first time.

For artists, we are mentors and champions, providing support, investment and development time and space. To the public and our communities, we are a destination to explore new and exciting works, enjoy great food and take part in workshops, talks and events.

Over 120,000 people each year visit the Tetley to discover, create, relax and learn and we believe that everyone deserves to explore their cultural potential no matter their economic background, from messy play workshops for the under-fives, to professional artists at a pivotal point of their career.

Trustee Role

The Tetley seeks upto four trustees to support the charity by: - Giving overall governance to The Tetley, setting the direction and overseeing its activities - Ensuring The Tetley is always working towards its charitable objectives outlined in its governing document - Advocating for The Tetley’s vision, mission and values internally and externally - Promoting and enabling equity and diversity

As a trustee you will do this by being: - Committed to The Tetley and its purpose - Prepared to make strong and constructive recommendations, and willing to speak your mind - Available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis - Able to give the necessary time to being an effective trustee (i.e. attending quarterly Board meetings, participating in sub-committees and attending major events – between 4-8 meetings per year). You do not need any prior experience of being a trustee, The Tetley provides a full induction for every new trustee.

Person specification

In accordance with The Tetley's skills audit, it is particularly seeking trustees with the following skills and experience: - Accountancy and audit (professionally qualified accountant to lead audit committee) - Capital development - Connections to communities in Leeds - Environmental sustainability - Commercial skills (particularly food & beverage, events, retail) - to sit on the board of our trading subsidiary

The Tetley does not expect individuals to meet all these priorities, but hopes to appoint a diverse cohort who collectively address the above skills and experience.

Terms of appointment

This is an unremunerated, voluntary position, but travel and any access costs will be reimbursed. Meetings are currently taking place virtually; however, The Tetley does hope for some in-person meetings and site visits soon.

Process

Please send an email to [email protected] or by post to Recruitment, The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ. The Tetley also accepts audio or video files.

Please include the following information: - A cover letter of no more than two sides of A4 or 4 minutes long, outlining why you would like to be a trustee at The Tetley and how your skills and experience meet what we are seeking - A CV of no more than two sides of A4

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities form at this link:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/G8R5SF3

This information will be recorded anonymously and will be held separately from your proposal and play no part in the selection process. Please complete the equal opportunities form online by the deadline date.

Further information

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role you please contact The Tetley's Director Bryony Bond at [email protected]

Diversity

The Tetley welcomes applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. It is particularly keen to improve the diversity of the Board and ensure that it is representative of the communities it supports. As those from an ethnic minority background, LGBTQ+ individuals and people with disabilities are currently under-represented on the Board, applications from those individuals would be particularly encouraged. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. In line with the Equality Act 2010, however, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.

Role timetable

Deadline for applications: 2nd December

Candidates can expect to be contacted by: 16th December

Candidates can expect the process to be completed by: 12th January

Interviews will take place on 15th December. 

Supporting documents

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