Trustee Role at SCIP

Application deadline 30th September 2022

SCIP is a young arts charity based in Seaford, East Sussex, and we are growing fast!

SCIP hosts illustration-led exhibitions designed to educate and engage the Sussex community in contemporary arts. We are passionate about getting young people and children to join our projects and provide regular free art workshops, and creative based youth groups. 

It is our belief that access to culture can benefit the mental health of an entire community, and can provide opportunities for young people to develop social skills, and build confidence. 

In the next year we will be growing faster than expected, taking on new premises, and producing a larger programme of exhibitions, workshops and activities. 

 To help ensure that this unique organisation thrives we need to grow the skill set of our board of trustees. We are keen to recruit individuals who can help monitor, guide and develop our financial management systems.

To strengthen our board we are looking for individuals with one or more of the following skills.

  • Finance management experience – essential
  • Charity Finance Management experience - desirable
  • Good knowledge of charity regulations – desirable
  • Experience setting up and managing payroll – desirable
  • A background or interest in the arts -  desirable

As a new member of the SCIP family you would be part of strengthening and monitoring the financial management processes of the organisation. As an active member of the board of trustees you will be required to attend a minimum of 4 trustee meetings each year, and be available to assist the team with any financial questions or concerns in-between these time. You will be comfortable representing the organisation at events, and participate in projects when possible. Working well with our existing board and charity's staff is vital and new trustees must be passionate team players!  

The day to day running of the organisation falls to the senior staff who you will work with on developing project plans, financial and fundraising strategies. 

As a trustee there is no financial reward, it is a purely voluntary role with a commitment of 3 years, however you will enjoy being part of this amazing organisation which is fast securing its place at the heart of the Seaford community.   

Candidates would ideally be East Sussex based and have an interest in the arts and youth development.

If you are interested in learning more about SCIP and applying for this role please send an email containing details of your background and relevant experience and contact details to Elizabeth Hunter on chair@wearescip.co.uk

There will be an interview process where you will have an opportunity to meet the senior staff, financial officer and the board of trustees.

If we feel that you are the right fit to join the SCIP team you will be asked to provide two references and will be required to complete an advanced DBS before your role starts.

Before applying to become a trustee we reccomend you read the Charity Commission guidance on what becoming a trustee means, the legal position you would be taking and the responsibility you would be accepting.