Chair of Board of Trustees

Wigtown Festival Company
Yes
Wigtownshire
16
None
Flexible dependant on meetings and events
No
Current Chair will remain as a trustee to facilitate a handover to the new chair and to support the chair for an initial period of time.
It is important to us to have a good balance of skills and backgrounds on the Board and we are particularly interested in enhancing our Board diversity, both culturally and in the Gaelic language as well as individuals with arts administration and/or fund.

The Chair will lead the Board of Trustees and ensure that meetings are run effectively and that discussions enable all trustees to participate and that all decisions are made in line with the constitution of the organisation and are fair and democratic. The Chair as a trustee should be able to attend meetings, and to read papers in advance of meetings. Participate in other tasks as arising from time to time, such as interviewing new staff or helping with fundraising.

Trustees must keep informed about the activities of Wigtown Festival Company (WFC) and wider issues which affect its work. Each new Trustee must also have a commitment to WFC and its objectives; an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Trustee.

Key shared duties include setting and maintaining WFC’s vision, mission and values; ensuring that WFC complies with the law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. Ensuring that WFC pursues its objectives as defined in its Articles of Association and Bye Laws and ensuring the financial stability of WFC, and ensuring that financial resources are well managed, used effectively and applied exclusively in pursuance of its objectives.

Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of WFC, including the proper investment of WFC funds. Appointing WFC staff and monitoring their performance. Individual trustees should work collaboratively with other Trustees and staff to actively develop strategy, setting policy, goals and targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

Trustees will safeguard the good name and values of WFC, acting as its ambassador and advocating for its work; representing WFC at meetings and functions as appropriate. Trustees must abide by the Equal Opportunities Policy and declaring any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a WFC.

All Trustees should be aged 16 or over, and not disqualified by law from being a Trustee (for example as a result of unspent convictions for an offence involving dishonesty or deception, being currently declared bankrupt (or subject to bankruptcy restrictions or an interim order), having an individual voluntary agreement (IVA) with creditors, being disqualified from being a company director, or having been removed previously as a trustee by OSCR (or the Charity Commission in England) or the High Court due to misconduct or mismanagement).