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Board Member (Volunteer)
Be Extra – Wellbeing For The Arts CIC are seeking to appoint new members to their board to ensure we have the capacity and skills to oversee the next phase of our work; to include a chairman and an individual with experience of policy and/or lobbying at a senior level.
The roles are unpaid voluntary positions.
We are especially interested in those with a passion to drive change in the arts industry.
Board members are expected to attend 12 board meetings per year, but also to participate in the life of the organisation between board meetings, advising the staff team and acting in an ambassadorial role for Be Extra and if appropriate supporting the work of the Operational team. Board meetings are currently held each month digitally over Zoom.
Positions are advertised for a period of 1 year (term may be renewed).
About Be Extra
BE EXTRA creates bespoke wellbeing resources for creatives which are expert lead, accessible and affordable. Lead by professional creatives and psychological professionals we have a unique ability to answer the challenges that they face in their lives and careers. Our services include workshops, corporate courses, digital courses while also being adaptable to create resources bespokely.
Our team consists of 38 dedicated volunteers from across the UK.
We also have a growing advisory panel of professionals from every genre of the arts as well as our own ambassadors.
We are leading the revolution to support artists when it is needed now more than ever.
In 2018, a study by Shorter et Al. showed that 60% of artists had considered ending their lives and a further 29% had made an actionable plan. As a result of the pandemic and a lack of support for the arts, the decline in mental health evidently declined drastically.
We have spent the year researching and developing in this creative wellbeing crisis and we believe, now more than ever, we can actively make a difference to arts industry. Our test of trade with a bespoke wellbeing course for creative students aided 700 students to learn key skills to manage their wellbeing and the know-how to access further support when needed.
Artists bring a new perspective to wellbeing, we can help our audience think about their wellbeing in a unique way through exploring creative practice. An artist may be working on several fast-paced projects at once, the ability the work creatively under this pressure is a unique skill and is of great value to others who wish to learn to work well in pressured situations.
This is a value we have for our professional colleagues in the professional sector who don’t have resources and it is also a value to our other customers such as universities, corporates and other educational establishments who choose our product because it is coming from our unique perspective.
Our goal is to now take our social enterprise to the next stage of business development with the support of a talented & diverse board.
About the roles
We are seeking to recruit a number of board members, and expect that different candidates will bring a range of skills and experience to Be Extra, from the attributes listed.
Available positions include a chairperson.
We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.
- Commitment to the objectives of the Be Extra
- Willingness to act as an ambassador for the Be Extra
- Willingness to fulfil the duties and standards of conduct required of a board member of an organisation that is a social enterprise
- Understanding of equalities and diversity issues
Areas of expertise(one or more):
- Knowledge of the arts industries
- Wellbeing/Mental Health
- Finance/fundraising/writing grants
- Policy development
- Business Development/Social Enterprise
- Website Development
- An affinity for the vision, mission and work of BE EXTRA;
- Experience of charity/company finance (for Treasurer role).
- Ability to operate as part of a team
- Proactive and prepared to take an active role in various initiatives.
- Prior experience of being a Trustee/ Board-level experience
- An understanding of subsidised arts organisations and appreciation of the current challenges faced by the sector.
- Policy influencing (analysis, formation and/or framing).
- Developing business models in organisations comparable to BE EXTRA.
- Welsh Language
How to apply
Please submit a CV and a covering letter by 4pm on the 4th November, stating why you wish to be considered for the role, to Katherine by email on KatherineRees@be-extra.co.uk
Your covering letter should show how you meet each of the relevant requirements in the
person specification and why you are passionate about wellbeing in the creative industries.
If you have accessibility requirements for your application please do not hesitate to contact us to see how we can best accommodate you.
Prospective board members who best meet our requirements will be invited to speak to some of our existing board members.
Arts Award Support
We are proud to announce that we are and Arts Award Supporter! Check out our Arts Award page to see what support we offer to young people doing their Bronze, Silver, or Gold.
If you are a specialist in a field related to the arts or wellbeing, we want to hear from you. Our advisory panel are consultants who work with us on an ad hoc basis to make sure our courses and content are the best they can be. Contact us about being on our advisory panel.