Directorship opportunity

Role Description - DIRECTOR

(Trustee, unpaid)

Reports to: Chair

Art for Guernsey LBG is a charitable initiative managed by a team of passionate professionals who share a belief in the power of art to achieve wider societal goals. The team believes that Guernsey possesses an incredible set of community values and unique integrity.

Founded by David Ummels, in response to these special assets, acting for the community is in Art for Guernsey’s DNA. It is what motivates us to work for the greater good to bring people together, provide educational opportunities through multi-curricular projects, support local artists and welcome visiting artists whilst nurturing creativity, promoting Cultural Diplomacy and creating an artistic legacy for Guernsey. Art for Guernsey is driven by a strong desire to create opportunities for islanders to discover high quality art free. 

After the successful opening of our Gallery in January, growing educational, community and engagement programmes following the merger with Arts for Impact LBG, several varied and successful exhibitions and the exciting Renoir in Guernsey international exhibition opening in September, we are at an exciting time of our development and seek an additional member to join our board.

Major Role Responsibilities
In addition to the below statutory duties, each director should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of directors and management reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, leading, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the director has special expertise.

  • Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document (ie Memorandum and Articles of Association), by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects (ie the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are) for the benefit of the public
  • Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
  • Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation including protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the staff chief executive (if the charity employs staff)

Skills & Knowledge

  • A commitment to the organisation and its values and a passion for making a difference through art
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort (minimum six meetings per annum plus engagement from time to time in initiatives, projects and generally supporting the team)
  • Strategic vision 
  • Good, independent judgement 
  • An ability to think creatively 
  • A willingness to speak their mind constructively 
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship 
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team 

August 2023