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Volunteer Arts and heritage charity Invisible Palace are recruiting a finance trustee to join the board

Invisible Palace


Posted over 30 days ago...

Together with Invisible Palace Bring people together through shared interests for collective activity


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London, SE19 1HB

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Would you like to:

Build opportunities for communities in Crystal Palace and the surrounding neighbourhoods? Support and develop a local arts and heritage charity? See the benefits your contribution can make?

The suburb of Crystal Palace straddles boundaries of five London Boroughs causing fragmented services, conflicting priorities, and underinvestment. There is a loss of value for both people and place; cultural offers and services are centralised within each borough leaving boundaries lacking provision. Invisible Palace aims to tackle these by working with multiple communities to minimise barriers to participation in arts, heritage, and nature. The work that Invisible Palace does brings people from a whole range of backgrounds together through shared interests for collective activity. This creates communities of interest where people can self-identify rather than having their demographic background or life stage be the main factor defining them. Invisible Palace takes a participant led approach, with the small team developing and running activities championing the needs of those taking part and creating programmes which respond to this need on a local and individual level. Activities are active and practical, with an emphasis on experiential learning that is rooted in the story of the local area and people’s place within it. There are currently three strands of work heritage, gardening, and circus - these offer volunteering, creative sessions, trips and visits, and walks and talks. Invisible Palace works collaboratively, projects commonly bring organisations together creating a sum that is greater than the constituent parts. London regional winners of the 2022 Marsh Award for Volunteers in Museum Learning Invisible Palace works with participation and volunteering at the heart of the organisation. The quality of the work delivered is comparable to that of much larger institutions and this is in part due to the person-centred approach taken at all stages.

What are we looking for?

The board is seeking to recruit people with skills in one or more of the following areas:

Finance Financial management Finance strategy Fundraising Policy and procedure

Invisible Palace works in an inclusive way therefore the board of trustees should reflect the range of identities and experiences that make up communities in our local boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. We welcome applications from all parts of our local communities. Applicants with lived experience of wellbeing through arts, heritage, and collective activity are encouraged to apply.

What difference will you make?

A trustee role gives you:

Involvement in decision making and strategy Influence over how things are run A chance to develop new skills Opportunity to work as part of a small team

Invisible Palace will offer:

Induction training Volunteer handbook Reimbursable out of pocket expenses


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