Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre

Organisation Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre
Vacancy Type Trustee
Deadline 29th June 2018
Region North West
Vacancy Details

The historic Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre is one of Workington's much loved and used community buildings. A regular programme of events is enjoyed by an ever increasing number of people, and classes and courses are held in the Carnegie Arts Centre every week. Monroe's Bar is also regarded as one of Cumbria's best live music venues.

Supported by a very busy box office where as well as selling our own, sells tickets for other organisations events and festivals.

A Charitable Incorporated Organisation since 2015 the venue relies on public support both by attending events and providing much needed voluntary time to help within the venue and at local events we attend.

This is a very exciting time to join #TeamCarnegie as we shape the future for the venue.

Trustees are responsible for overseeing the strategy and good management, finances and administration of the Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre to ensure that the charity is properly led and organised, to fulfil all its legal obligations and that its activities are planned and carried out to meet its charitable objects.

Time Commitment

Board meetings are a minimum of four per year. There may be a need to attend additional meetings as and when required.

Principal responsibilities of Trustees

•Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy

•Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document (ie its trust deed, constitution or memorandum and articles of association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations

•Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects (ie the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are) for the benefit of the public

•Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets

•Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation

•Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place

•Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation

•Protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds

•Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the venue manager and staff

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Advert Start Date 12th November 2017
Contact Telephone Number 01900 602122
Contact Name Lee Martin-White
Contact E-mail
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