Same Sky depends upon the support of individuals and local businesses to continue our work.
Seeking New Trustees
We are seeking new Trustees to join our Board with expertise in the areas of communications and PR, and safeguarding to support the next exciting phase of Same Sky’s development.
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. Some 20 projects per year are delivered in community or educational settings, and focuses on the celebration and support of the individual’s creativity and sense of place in their neighborhoods, towns or cities. During the Coronavirus pandemic the organization has adapted its approach and delivered ‘Virtual Celebrations’ and socially distanced events. Here is a selection of some of our key activities:
“Burning the Clocks” a Brighton celebration of the winter solstice; Annual Children’s Parade opening the Brighton Festival working with over 60 schools; multicultural St George’s celebrations in North West Kent; In Worthing “Jack on the Green”, and Corby too; in partnership with Kew at Wakehurst, Glow Wild a ticketed audience of around 30,000.
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 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 Safeguarding trustee will be experienced in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people and will be the Board lead and advisor.
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 Director 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.
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. Over the past year or so, meetings have taken place via 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.
With your help, Same Sky can continue to work with people who have never been involved with art before, people who lack financial security, who have problems with learning or are mentally or physically unwell and people who feel excluded. Your donation will help us to to develop their creative skills and talents and see how art can change their everyday life.
Same Sky offers a range of sponsorship opportunities for businesses. Perhaps you’d like to sponsor a specific project or support Same Sky’s core work. We offer a variety of ways to involve staff and their families in the community, while supporting the work of charity.
We can also deliver team building opportunities for your staff team, whether as part of a sponsorship package, or as a change to your usual staff programme.
There are a number of ways that you can volunteer to help Same Sky. Perhaps you’d like to help with community outreach, making, or event production support.