We are East Brighton Trust, an organisation working in the heart of East Brighton to make a positive difference to those who live here. The Trust owns and operates a number of properties in East Brighton. The rental incomes from these properties are distributed in the East Brighton area through our range of grants schemes which help fund events and activities.
What does the opportunity involve doing?
We are currently looking for new directors to help us steer the organisation through the next stages of our strategy and beyond, shaping the future for people in the area.
We are seeking dedicated people who have spare time and the enthusiasm and energy to make a real difference in East Brighton.
The East Brighton area is a busy and vibrant part of our city. It is also one of the poorest parts, made up of areas with multiple indices of deprivation including high rates of child poverty. While the area faces many challenges, there is a growing network of community organisations and residents with a strong sense of pride and community spirit working together to make things better.
At East Brighton Trust, we work in the heart of East Brighton to make a positive difference to those who live here. Through our range of grants schemes we help fund events and activities across the area. We have funded all sorts of things including local festivals, community gardens and youth clubs plus dance troupes, art classes, counselling services and sports teams.
What induction, training and support is offered?
You would be joining an established board with knowledge of the area who will give you an introduction and make sure you are familiar with the highlights and some of the challenges of East Brighton.
What skills or qualities are needed?
We want our board to be representative of the people who live in East Brighton and are committed to achieving greater diversity. We especially welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and experiences as regards race, age, gender, religion, disability or sexuality.
We are particularly looking for people with experience and expertise in:
And people from the Whitehawk area
We are looking for people who have:
A commitment to the organisation and the work we do
A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
Good, independent judgment
An ability to think creatively
A willingness to speak their mind
An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of directorship
An ability to work effectively as member of a team and to take decisions for the good of people in East Brighton
An awareness of challenges in the area or keen to engage and learn more
A commitment to a consistent level of involvement and time commitment during their term of office
A commitment to developing effective partnerships with other organisations in the area.
Deadline for applications
31 Dec 2021
A women's group An arts group An environmental project Black and minority ethnic groups Children/families Community and social centres Disabled people Non-English speakers/refugees Other groups People with health problems People with mental health problems Young people
Being a committee member/trustee
East Brighton Trust