Dear Actors, Friends & Supporters
Would you like to contribute to the future of Sterts?
We are looking for new trustees.
Sterts Arts & Environmental Centre, also known as Sterts Theatre is a registered charity. Thanks to a great deal of hard work by the two members of staff and many volunteers, as well as grants from trusts plus local and national government, the charity has survived the pandemic. During this time Sterts has also been transitioning from an unincorporated to an incorporated charity, a better structure for the organisation and their stakeholders.
As we make that change some of the Trustees who have staunchly supported the charity for many years feel it is time to stand down from Sterts Council as we move to meet new challenges. Therefore, we are looking for enthusiastic and committed people willing to play their part in the next chapter of Sterts story as volunteer Trustees. It will be an exciting time to be part of the organisation, working with volunteers and the staff of Sterts to meet our objectives, as aligned to those of our stakeholders such as Cornwall Council and Arts Council England.
Each Trustee will have a role to play and examples of those roles are shown on the attached, however above all we are hoping for people who are passionate about our aims of educating people in the arts and providing affordable arts for all in a beautiful part of the world.
With the exception of the Treasurer who would need to have accountancy qualifications it does not matter if you are still working, retired, self employed or a VIP (very important parent). You do not have to be local or involved with Sterts right now, we welcome new supporters, even from Devon. Your enthusiasm and willingness to work with the other Trustees, staff and volunteers to help Sterts thrive is key.
We hold 4 - 6 Trustee meetings a year, usually in the evening, plus an AGM in mid May with a pre meeting for Trustees. As you may see in the roles on the information sheet HERE how much other support/time is needed can depend upon you. Our band of volunteers are extremely willing to help on all sorts of topics and you can probably gather the support you need to achieve your aims from that cohort. We are looking for Trustees to lead and encourage, not necessarily to spend all their time working for Sterts pro bono; of course that is also acceptable!
If you think you can offer something to our Council we would love to hear from you. Please provide a short personal CV, what role you think you could support and why you would like to be a Trustee. To be a Trustee you must be a paid up member of Sterts, either through a simple £10 voting membership, or as a current cast member or member of a group such as SYTC or Sterts Singers. The candidates will be elected at the AGM and we will make your application details available to all members. The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 17th May.
More information on being a Trustee can be found on UK Government website HERE
If you have any other questions feel free to email or and Peter or Ali will try to help.