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Volunteer Seeking Trustees to support disabled people in Salford.

Proud & Loud Arts


Posted over 30 days ago...

Proud and Loud Arts is looking for people to join our Board of Trustees. We welcome passionate first-time trustees as well as those with previous experience.


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Eccles, M300FN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We want Trustees who can bring new and diverse experience to the table as we chart our way through a new and exciting phase of development. Trustees play a critical role in advocacy both internal and external, as well as supporting fundraising, attending performances and events, and helping connect us to valuable contacts and networks. Over the past five years, we have experienced significant growth. We are working with more people, creating more performance works, and reaching wider audiences than ever before. On average our revenue has increased by 22% compared to our pre-pandemic levels. Our membership grew by 155% in 2020/21, and as we move into the 2023/24 period, we anticipate a further 15% increase in membership in the next 3 years. As one of the four companies in Salford with Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation status we have an opportunity to underpin our sustainability as we grow and develop. Trustees – or non-executive directors – are both charity trustees and company directors of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the organisation’s charitable objects and with company and charity law. We do this by using the Charity Excellence Framework. Trustees have 6 main responsibilities:

Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit. Comply with your charity’s governing document and the law. Act in your charity’s best interests. Manage your charity’s resources responsibly. Act with reasonable care and skill. Ensure your charity is accountable.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are willing to offer their time, expertise and ideas and who will make a positive contribution to one of Salford’s most important inclusive organisations. Proud and Loud Arts Trustees are volunteers. We ask for people to make a commitment to attend 4 – 6 meetings throughout the year. The term of office is three years and we ask people to serve one full term.  Proud and Loud Arts especially welcome applicants from the Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities, disabled people and younger people who are currently underrepresented. We are looking for people who will help shape our future with the focus on addressing the following skills: 

Accountancy/Finance Disability and Access (including lived experience) Human Resources Funding Development Creative arts

Our Board meets at least four times per year within the Salford, Greater Manchester area between weekday evenings 7pm and 9pm. In addition, the Board operates four subcommittees:

Financial Monitoring and Evaluation Quality, Audit and Risk Access Improvement and New Members Coaching and Mentoring

What difference will you make?

Since 2016, trustees have supported us to create 12 new shows, delivering over 85 performances to more than 38,000 people. Since 2018, they have reached 641 disabled people across Greater Manchester and currently have an artist membership of 26. Providing over 2,200 accredited hours of activity annually, 100% of the company's artists have achieved at least one PEARL accreditation, with 33% holding more than one qualification. Trustees support us to effect sector change, remove barriers to access, and work towards establishing disabled artists' in the mainstream. We offer a range of talent development programs, including performance development, commissioning, creative development, mentoring, and training for people aged 18 and over. We also provide access support, ensuring that disabled artists and arts workers can apply for funding without disadvantage. The organisation aspires to be sector-leading on disability and work in partnership to foster inclusive practices across the arts and culture in the coming decade. Their vision is a world where disabled creatives are valued We are keen to recruit from the local community in Salford and Eccles but welcome those from further across Greater Manchester who possess the skills and knowledge needed to make a meaningful contribution to our Board. It is important that trustees fully understand what is expected of them in their role. This includes:

Attendance at full Board meetings (four per year) usually held Membership of a subcommittee and attendance at related meetings, Commitment to maintain confidentiality and conduct in line with the trust’s vision and values; Participation in relevant training, in addition to Board meetings; Participation in the Board’s skills audit and reviews of governance.


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