We are looking for a Trustee to join our board and to be our Treasurer.
The position is unpaid
Experienced person sought as Treasurer of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) to be responsible for our finances, day to day bookkeeping and our accounts.
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity, founded in 2015, which aims to improve care for mental health service users in Zambia by:
• Designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
• Working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
• Conducting research on this topic.
• Creating a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
Please consult our website (zambiatherapeuticart.org) for more detailed information about ZTA and the role of trustees.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking for a trustee with finance skills (or able to acquire them) but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills where necessary. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but these are not a pre-requisite.
Board meetings take place quarterly, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians but like everyone we are using online communication currently and are likely to continue with this as an option. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit to running all our finance functions and to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed
To apply, on a single side of A4 please send us an outline of what interests you in volunteering as a Trustee for ZTA plus a brief summary of the key skills and knowledge you could offer, along with a brief CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact the ZTA chairperson: Joanna Pearce at email@example.com
Closing date: 31st January 2023