Same Sky is an artist-led community and celebratory arts charity. The work engages directly with the community to produce a wide range of projects and events combining the visual & performing arts. Over 20 projects per year are delivered in community or educational settings, with a focus on the celebration and support of the individual's creativity and sense of place in their neighbourhoods, towns or cities.
We are seeking new trustees to join our charity board with expertise in the areas of
Communications PR and Media
Education and Working with Schools
As a trustee you will bring a passion for community, art, culture and technology, as well as a range of skills and experience. You will work alongside individuals in a supportive and creative environment. You will have plenty of opportunities to experience Same Sky’s work and support fundraising activities. Our Trustees support the Artistic and Executive Director in the strategic positioning of the organisation, and help the company achieve structured growth and build new partnerships locally and regionally.
The specialist trustee for communications and PR will act as a spokesperson for Same Sky occasionally as required at key events, such as Burning the Clocks. They will also be invited to provide leadership, guidance and support for communication, PR and media campaigns at key times of the year (focusing on one or two flagship events in the year).
The specialist trustee for education and working with schools, will support Samesky’s work with local schools, helping us network, develop relationships and opportunities for teacher training, and school project participation.
You will attend five Board meetings and up to two strategy meetings each year. You will advocate for Same Sky and this includes fundraising; supporting recruitment; feeding into strategic development; acting as ‘critical friend’; and attending networking events.
The primary responsibility of trustees is to provide the organisation with strategic leadership and maintain a governance perspective to ensure it is well managed and administered, and resources are used appropriately.
As a Trustee, your main responsibilities are to:
Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
Regularly review the business plan and vision working alongside the Artistic and Executive Directors and Board
Approve major policies for delivery of projects
Agree budgets and monitor financial activity
Exercise overall control of financial affairs
Support fundraising aims
Ensures safeguarding, particularly of children and vulnerable people
Safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
Sit on recruitment panels as required
Ensure the company is operating within the law and with good practice
Have a commitment to the development and implementation of good practice
Have a commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Ensure that Same Sky complies with regulatory and statutory requirements
Be prepared, where appropriate, to play your part in serving on sub-committees, working parties or steering groups
Be an advocate for Same Sky
This is a voluntary position.
You will be expected to attend five board meetings per year, plus an average of two additional meetings every year (for instance strategy, fundraising, networking). Board meetings take place on Tuesday evenings, 6pm-8pm in Same Sky’s premises in central Brighton. There is also the option to join meetings online (Google Hangout/Zoom).
Send us your CV and a Cover Letter telling us how you can contribute to Same Sky and highlight the skills and experience you can share. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is 30 November 2023.