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The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Trust seeks new Trustee with legal skills

The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Trust seeks new Trustee with legal skills

Closing Date
31 December 2021
West Cumbria
Time Commitment
4 board meetings a year

The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre is one of West Cumbria’s much-loved historic buildings and premier theatre and community cultural hub. 

What will you be doing?

The Carnegie Theatre Trust manages three key spaces: the 306-seat auditorium, a café and bar and our arts and learning centre from which we currently run a flourishing range of participatory events.

Despite the challenges created by COVID-19 our ambition is to grow and develop our arts and cultural offer beyond the popular theatre programme, developing exciting partnerships which help us further flourish by expanding our audiences, developing arts creation spaces, and evolving our learning centre.

Involving local people and enabling them to be engaged with our creative activities lies at the heart of what we do.

It is therefore time to bring our Board back to full strength and broaden the range of knowledge and perspectives as we look forwards and ambitiously plan for the next 5 years. The current Board is made up of 6 Trustee Directors. As Trustees we are collectively responsible for the continued success and sustainability of the Carnegie Theatre Trust.

We are seeking a diverse range of applications with a variety of experiences: previous experience as a Trustee is not necessary.

We particularly welcome interest from people with expertise in the areas of: Finance; Legal; Education; Arts, Human Resources; Arts engagement.


What are we looking for?

The desirable skills we look for in a potential trustee are:

  • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to CTT, its strategic objectives and purpose
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Strategic vision
  • Sound judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak up, debate and discuss, making decision-making more robust and conclusions more satisfactory in the interests of Carnegie Theatre Trust
  • Tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Integrity
  • A team player

What difference will you make?

The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the continuing success and sustainability of the Carnegie Theatre Trust (CTT) in line with the mission, objectives and values set out our strategic plans.

Trustees ensure that CTT has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision.

A Trustees role is to ensure that all decisions put the needs of the beneficiaries first.

Trustees safeguard the charities assets – both physical assets, including property, and intangible ones, such as its reputation. They make sure these are used well and that the charity is run sustainably.

Trustees don’t usually do the day-to-day running of the charity but support and challenge the staff to help them manage effectively.

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