Trustees & Chair

Creative Future

Register your Interest

Creative Future is one of the UK’s leading organisations for underrepresented creatives—those who face barriers due to health, mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance. We’re a bridge from the margins to the mainstream. We’re seeking dynamic and committed trustees to join our Board as we move into our 15th year, including a new Chair.

The Board plays a central role in ensuring good governance, shaping the values and purpose of Creative Future and our enabling our commitment to widening access to opportunities.

We are also committed to increasing representation on our Board of people whose backgrounds we support (as well as those who have used our services) which encompasses:

  • Black, Asian & ethnic minority backgrounds
  • LGTBQIA+
  • Mental health issues
  • Disabled, learning disabled, sensory impaired, d/Deaf and those with long-term limiting health conditions
  • Neurodivergent
  • Survivors
  • Working class backgrounds.


Skills

We currently have a Board of six with several intending to step down due to changes in personal circumstance. We are keen to refresh the membership with dynamic individuals with new ideas. In particular we are looking for people with knowledge, skills and contacts in:

  • Mainstream publishing
  • Arts, health and wellbeing / social prescribing
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • PR, press & media
  • Improving access and diversity from a wide range of backgrounds/barriers
  • Voluntary/arts sector management & finance.

We welcome interest from people who have used Creative Future’s services and would like to contribute to our future development.


Benefits

  • Support a leading charity in increasing diversity in the arts and literature.
  • Take an active part in shaping our work and development.
  • Help widen access to creative opportunities to those who face barriers.

Practical Considerations

  • The Board meets quarterly in person (subject to possible return of restrictions) in Brighton.
  • We would be happy to hear from candidates outside of Brighton & Hove to discuss the feasibility of joining via Zoom or traveling down for meetings.
  • As with any voluntary sector trusteeship, remuneration is not offered although reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed.
  • Board members are expected to commit to a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years, with an option to renew for a further 3 years.
  • A full induction will be provided, along with potential skills training as needed.

When do I need to be available?

Details The Board meets quarterly in person (subject to possible return of restrictions) in Brighton, usually on Tuesday evenings. We would be happy to hear from candidates outside of Brighton & Hove to discuss the feasibility of joining via Zoom or traveling down for meetings.
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Where does this role take place?

Community Base,
113 Queens road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 3XG

Register your Interest

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  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training