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Trustees – Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society

Job Type: Voluntary, unpaid

Contract Type: Three-year term

Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society is looking for trustees to join its committed board.

Project Outline
Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society (the Society or HCAHS) is restoring and converting the Grade II listed Horton Chapel to create a cultural hub that offers a dynamic and varied programme of events, courses and creative opportunities, a permanent multi-media exhibition dedicated to the important heritage of Epsom Hospital Cluster, with facilities including café-bar and spaces to hire.

Funding for the project has been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and from s106 funds held by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council (EEBC).

The project has a budget of c£3m for the required renovation, fit-out and launch work. Renovation work is expected to start in May 2019 and we expect the centre to open to visitors in the spring of 2020.
Outline of the trustee role
The Society is seeking to strengthen its board of ten trustees by appointing up to two additional members. We’d like to hear from people from a range of ages and backgrounds.

Trustees are responsible for the overall governance of the charity, and to ensure that its objectives are met. These are:

To preserve The Horton Chapel in Epsom, a Grade II listed building, for the benefit of the public and the heritage of the local area, by establishing a not-for-profit community arts centre within the building and its associated grounds.

To promote education in and appreciation of the arts, local history and creative activities that promote well-being, for the public benefit of all ages of people living, working and studying in the borough of Epsom and Ewell and its surrounding areas.

You can learn more about the general responsibilities of a charity trustee on the Reach Volunteering web site.
Person specification

We are looking for trustees who are able to give a few hours per week of their time over the next twelve months, and attend monthly meetings. We’re particularly interested in hearing from people with expertise in the following areas – but please do still get in touch if your skills and experience are not shown on this list:

Catering and hospitality

Arts education

Creative arts

Construction/refurbishment

HR

Digital technology

Application: If you’re interested in applying to be a trustee, the first step is to fill in our brief online form.