Join Our Board of Trustees

The Rooftop Arts Centre is a not-for-profit community arts centre in the heart of Corby offering exhibitions, performance events, artists studios, photography studio, project space, workshops, and a creative children’s area.

Our aim is to encourage people of all abilities to become involved in the arts and provide a space in which to flourish, and be involved in creative and experimental art of all genres.

Please see a description of available roles below.

Current availability: Treasurer, Secretary

To apply please send expressions of interest to Alan Tarbuck, Chair of the Trustees, at rooftopartscentre@gmail.com

Treasurer

The role of Treasurer on the Trustee board is seen as key to ensuring the charity and finances are professionally managed in accordance with its aspirations and the regulatory framework required by the charity commission.

The Trustees are collectively responsible for setting the strategic aims and objectives of the charity and ensuring that proper governance arrangements are in place. Senior level experience in accountancy or as a treasurer would be of significant assistance to the Trustee board.

Job Description

Overall

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

Specifically

  • Liaise with the Director and Board of Trustees to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Make fellow committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Regularly report the financial position at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc).
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with an auditors/independent examiner.

Qualities

  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary).
  • Good financial analysis skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.

Secretary

The role of Secretary on the Trustee board is seen as key to ensuring that records of meetings and reports are maintained to a high standard and comply with the regulatory framework required by the Charity Commission.

The Trustees are collectively responsible for setting the strategic aims and objectives of the charity and ensuring that proper governance arrangements are in place. Board level experience is desirable but not essential for the role. Previous secretarial experience would be of significant assistance to the Trustee board.

Job Description

Overall

  • Primarily responsible for the smooth and efficient running of meetings of the Trustee Board providing assistance and support to the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Specifically

  • To work closely with the Chair to further advance the reach and strategic position of the charity.
  • To take the lead role in planning, preparing and arranging Board meetings including drawing up agendas with input from the Chair and Trustees.
  • Plan meeting dates, book the meeting room, send out notifications, minutes and collate / distribute other papers.
    Minute Board meetings.
  • Accurately record decisions and actions in the minutes and report to the next Board meeting on the progress of actions and the result of decisions.
  • Deal with correspondence, writing letters, emails as agreed at Board meetings, summarizing correspondence / emails received at the next Board meetings and drafting replies as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that Trustee decisions are implemented in accordance with the charity’s governing document or other internal operational procedures.

Qualities

  • To have good listening, oral and literacy skills.
  • To be organised and methodical.
  • Able to take accurate and clear minutes.
  • Able to work as a team and be committed to the charity values.
  • Able to keep accurate records.
  • Relevant skills to organise meetings and events as required.
  • Appropriate communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Charity law and the voluntary sector (not essential).