Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust is a community-led organisation, established in 2004 by local people, to rescue the semi-derelict historic building from proposed demolition. The regeneration project dramatically re-purposed the landmark building and, since re-opening in 2012, the multi-functional Halls are back into the heart of the Maryhill community.
It would be particularly valuable to have new local members with Fundraising, Legal, Marketing & Comms expertise. Although we are primarily looking for experience in these areas, we welcome interest from all backgrounds and experience.
To paraphrase - our objectives are:-
The Halls are managed by our CEO and a small but dedicated team, ably supported by local volunteers. Working to a social enterprise model, the Halls generates a level of self-funding through office rental and event space hire. The halls also contain as a tenancy a nursery and two recording studios. As part of our community engagement and our aims we have a small exhibition/museum space and the main hall and other areas are available for short hires for events, functions, conferences as well as hosting a variety of community events. We have refurbished the onsite café which we will soon be operating as both a community amenity and eventually a skills training facility. There is much being done and still more that we can do and we would like energetic and committed people to join us on the board to help drive it forward.
Formal, early-evening board meetings are held every 2 months, with various ad-hoc and topical sub-committees meeting in between.
Please note that this post is voluntary, although any necessary expenses related to your duties as a trustee will be paid.
To express and interest in joining the board, or for an informal conversation to find out more, please email a CV or a short summary of your skills, experience and interest in the role to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com