Arts Derbyshire


Apply To Join Our Board Of Trustees

Arts Derbyshire are looking for four ambitious and outgoing people who want to help lead, support and grow Arts Derbyshire and fill vacancies on our Board of Trustees.

Could you help support Arts Derbyshire in delivering its charitable objectives, or share these opportunities with friends and colleagues?

What it involves
We are looking for a number of trustees to volunteer their time and play a vital role in making sure that Arts Derbyshire achieves its aims. The trustees oversee the overall governance and administration of Arts Derbyshire. They ensure that Arts Derbyshire has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. Just as importantly, they support and challenge our small team to enable Arts Derbyshire to grow and thrive, and through this help us support all artists, organisations and venues in Derbyshire.

This is a voluntary position requiring you to attend a three-hour Board meeting via Zoom six times a year, with one day at a venue in Derbyshire for training and strategic decision making. All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed for travel.

Take part in a working group. These sub groups (Finance, HR, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI), Fundraising and Communications) meet for 2 hours, 3-4 times a year on Zoom.

The Board of Trustees carries out seven main functions collectively to support and steer the organisation. Trustees are expected to:
> Ensure Arts Derbyshire is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
> Comply with Arts Derbyshire’s governing document and the law
> Act in Arts Derbyshire’s best interests
> Manage Arts Derbyshire’s resources responsibly
> Act with reasonable care and skill
> Ensure Arts Derbyshire is accountable to its members, the public and the Charity Commission
> Undertake short-term roles as and when necessary for the running of the charity. These are taken on in a voluntary capacity and within a flexible time frame.

The Board of Trustees works as a team, making joint decisions. You and your trustees will be responsible for deciding and planning how the organisation carries out its purposes.

As a trustee you will decide together what activities Arts Derbyshire will undertake and think about the resources it will need.
Collectively, you will take responsibility for setting the charity’s strategic aims and direction, and agreeing appropriate future plans, operational structures and governance.

Experience in the arts is not essential.
Please send us a paragraph explaining why this voluntary role interests you, what you feel you could offer Arts Derbyshire and a copy of your CV.

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Debi Hedderwick, Chair at

For a copy of the role description, most recent copies of the charity report and Strategic Plan email

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