Trustee

Livestock (Mothers Uncovered/Soulfood)

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Livestock is a charity that works within the community, running arts groups, events and performances to support, educate and entertain.

 The main project is Mothers Uncovered which is a creative support network for (mostly new) mothers. It is to provide a support service to mothers through workshops and arts projects. We give women the chance to talk openly and honestly about their feelings and experiences, without fear of judgement. It is also to give women the chance to celebrate and mark this point in their lives. 

The charity also presents SoulFood - community food workshops. SoulFood runs events in schools, food banks and community centres to get participants excited about food and feeling confident in sharing food skills and ideas.

Lastly, our thespians present events and m/others uncorked which is immersive, improvised shows dealing with social issues.

The trustee role is one of guidance and governance, where we are looking for candidates to take an active role in shaping the next steps and future of Livestock. 

Skills

Having just been allocated three-year funding for Soulfood and looking at our current expansion in West Sussex, we are looking for individuals that have skills in the following areas:

  • Governance and Leadership
  • Business skills and strategy
  • Fundraising
  • Communications and social media

In addition to this, previous third sector experience or knowledge would be beneficial, and a passion for the work that we do as an organisation is a must. We are looking for individuals that are dynamic and able to get involved.

The time commitment for this is 1 meeting quarterly, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening. We also require trustees to commit to 2-3 hours a month contributing within their skill area, or general Livestock projects.

Benefits

This role will give someone the opportunity to: 

  • Be involved in a growing local charity
  • Have opportunities to learn and develop, or practice existing skills
  • All expenses paid
  • Contribute to the future of this organisation

Practical Considerations

Training is accessible for this role, and we invite people that may not automatically consider themselves for a governance role.

The meetings are held on the first floor of an old building with no lift, so, accessibility may be an issue for some.

When do I need to be available?

Details The time commitment for this is 1 meeting quarterly, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening. We also require trustees to commit to 2-3 hours a month contributing within their skill area, or general Livestock projects.
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  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
    18+ As this is a position of legal responsibility there are some restrictions laid out by the Charities Commission that we are happy to send you.
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