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Volunteer Trustee Recruitment – Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund (Dance/Arts)

Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund


Posted over 30 days ago...

The Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund (LUTSF) is seeking additional Trustees including a Chair. The main aim of our small charity is to provide financial support to individuals to further their studies in the fields of dance and movement.


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London, W2 3EL

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are looking to appoint up to three new trustees and a Chair to join the board in leading LUTSF through the next phase of its exciting journey. Role Description:

Attend 2 annual committee meetings to score applications, debate as a panel and ultimately award LUTSF scholarships Ensure that LUTSF is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit • Set and monitor LUTSF’s overall strategic direction, ensuring that its plan and budget remain fit for purpose and in line with its objects Ensure that LUTSF manages its resources responsibly to carry out its purposes Safeguard the on-going financial viability and long-term sustainability of the organisation Champion and advocate for LUTSF externally, contributing to partnership development and fundraising where possible Support, advise, and scrutinise the work of the task/sub-groups Develop and ensure compliance with LUTSF policies and procedures Ensure compliance with our governing document, charity law, accounting requirements and any other relevant legislation or regulations In addition to the above statutory duties, trustees should use any specific skills or experience they have to inform the Board’s decisions and benefit the charity

Person Specification:

Commitment to the vision and mission of LUTSF Understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trustees Willingness to devote the necessary time, thought, and energy to the role Good communication and interpersonal skills Willingness to listen, contribute, and collaborate as part of a team Tact and diplomacy Strategic and creative thinker Ability to make balanced and informed decisions, thinking about short and long term Willingness to make use of your specific skills and experience to benefit LUTSF

Given our current priorities and needs, in this round of trustee recruitment we are also particularly interested in hearing from candidates with expertise and understanding of responsibilities as a Chair person. However, we may be able to offer specific skills-based support to someone who is interested in developing their leadership as part of this opportunity. For more information about the Chair position and the responsibilities included, please get in touch with us.

What are we looking for?

Previous experience in a Board Member role is not necessary as we are committed to full induction, training and support for all new Trustees. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with skills in the following: Marketing/Comms, Fundraising, Dance Industry/Education, Health & Wellbeing. However, we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. LUTSF recognise the positive values of diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

What difference will you make?

LUTSF Trustees are an integral part of our Charity's mission. Your support during our annual scholarship decisions panel means that you will be directly helping dance artists and choreographers embark on international travel to upskill their practice. Artists who have travelled on a LUTSF scholarship report significant positive impact on their professional practice, enabling individuals to deepen their artistic explorations and strengthen international connections within the dance community. We owe a great deal to our past and present supporters who in turn recognise the benefits their contributions bring to the personal and professional lives of those who receive LUTSF scholarships.


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