Photo Fringe is recruiting new Board members


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Brighton Photo Fringe is a registered charity and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is expanding and looking for new Board members. This is an exciting opportunity for committed individuals to become part of a creative and dynamic organisation.

As a Trustee, you will support the Photo Fringe to be an ambitious, innovative and resilient organisation, committed to collaboration with all kinds of people.

Brighton Photo Fringe is actively striving to be an inclusive and anti-racist organisation. We are keen to ensure our Board reflects this ambition and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ages and experiences and particularly those that are currently under-represented. If you are keen to be a champion of the Photo Fringe, but aren’t sure if you are ready to be a Trustee, then please get in touch and we can discuss the role with you. We would love to hear from you.

To build on the skills already present within the existing membership Photo Fringe is particularly interested in recruiting individuals who can demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Expertise in fostering inclusion and belonging
  • PR skills and press networks and/or social media skills
  • Fundraising skills and networks
  • Financial management skills, particularly knowledge of small charity accounting
  • Business acumen and entrepreneurial experience of generating income for the not-for-profit sector
  • Innovative arts participation and learning experience
  • Experience of building successful community relationships
  • International festival networks

Board membership is voluntary and non-remunerated. Meetings are held every two months and at least four times a year. The term of office is currently 3 years, renewable for a further 3 years.

Trustees are expected to attend a minimum of 3 meetings per year, usually on a week day evening in Brighton or on Zoom. Additional meetings are scheduled as required, and hands-on help is expected during the run up to the biennial festivals, for major events and fundraising activities.

Trustees oversee the governance of the charity, act as ambassadors and are expected to be proactive in supporting fundraising activities. As a small charity, with limited funds, Trustees are also invited to join Task and Finish Groups to assist with the delivery of our programme of activities when required.

An excellent publication by the Charity Commission – The Essential Trustee – explains the key duties of all trustees of charities in England and Wales, and what trustees need to do to carry out these duties competently. This can be downloaded from the Charity Commission webpage on GOV.UK website. www.gov.uk/government/organisa...

To apply please email:

  • An expression of interest (written, max 500 words or a 2 minute video) stating why you are interested in joining the Board of Trustees, what interests you about the organisation and what relevant skills and experience you would bring to the role.
  • Your CV (max 2 sides of A4)

Send your application to: rebecca@photofringe.org with TRUSTEE APPLICATION as the subject line.

Deadline: 30 June 2021

You can download the Trustee Role Description here.

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