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Trustee with Finance/Accounting Expertise

Trustee with Finance/Accounting Expertise

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Cambridge Community Arts is looking for Trustee/s to join their Board with professional skills in finance.

Detailed description

Cambridge Community Arts is looking for Trustee/s to join their Board with professional skills in finance. We are looking for the following expertise:

  • Understanding of financial administration in the charity sector
  • Understanding of the management of charity resources, including internal financial controls, charity reserves and restricted funding


Our charitable objective is to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society, particularly but not exclusively through the provision of arts-based activities.


CCA’s vision is of healthier communities empowered by their own creativity. Our mission is to support adults to overcome health barriers to social inclusion through creative participation and learning. Since 2014 we have provided over 200 creative arts courses to 1750 people. Evidence shows that our work increases mental wellbeing, improves confidence, and reduces social isolation and loneliness. Through our Next Steps programme, we also support people towards employment.


About the CCA Board

CCA’s Core Values are central to all we do. CCA is: Welcoming, Empathetic, Inclusive, Respectful and Empowering.


CCA’s Board of Trustees govern the Charity and provide the CEO and other team members with advice, expertise, and long-term strategic planning.

Currently the Board is made up of Trustees with the following areas of expertise: Marketing & Public Relations, Human Resources, Law, Fundraising, Business, IT, Arts, Finance, and those with Lived Experience of barriers to social inclusion.  The Board consists of 8-10 individuals. The Board is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from minority groups.

 

What is the commitment?

CCA Trustees are appointed for a period of 2 years with the potential to renew for a further 2 years. As a trustee you are required to

  • Attend Board meetings (4 per year). These are usually held on a Wednesday 4.30-6.30pm and will be at our offices in Arbury Court or online. You will need a laptop and stable internet connection to participate in online meetings. 
  • Attend the Finance Subcommittee – in time we may ask the Finance Trustee to chair the Finance Subcommittee meetings. They are usually monthly and online.  
  • Attend the Annual Strategy Day. This is a full day session where we take the time to think about longer term plans for the charity.  In previous years we have had visits to Kettles Yard and Wickham Fen followed by a strategic planning session.
  • Be available for consultation by telephone/email around twice a month. This will be to provide support to CCA staff who may be dealing with a problem or issue that lies within your field of expertise.
  • Attend at least one CCA learner event per year. This could be an end of course performance or exhibition, graduation day or fundraising event.
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About Cambridge Community Arts

Cambridge Community Arts is a social inclusion charity based in Cambridge. Our vision is of healthier communities empowered by their own creativity. CCA supports people on their individual creative journeys, empowering them to overcome barriers. We run a variety of art courses, led by talented creative practitioners, for adults in Cambridgeshire and Fenland. These are free or affordable to people on benefits or with low incomes. Priority is given to those with health conditions, disabilities or caring responsibilities.