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Call out for Trustees

October 31, 2018 - November 30, 2018

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We’re looking for trustees under 30 years old to help grow Blaze as a newly established youth-led charity!

Blaze is going through an exciting period of growth and development and we’re looking for people with energy, commitment and expertise to take our Board of Trustees to the next level.

Blaze exists to support and develop the next generation of creative producers. We imagine a world where all young people have opportunities to develop their creativity, leadership skills and involve themselves in the decision-making process at the highest and at all levels of the arts and cultural sector.

All of our projects and events have always been youth-led and now that Blaze is a registered Charity, we’ve made the decision to continue this vision by ensuring our Board of Trustees is made up of a minimum of 51% young people

Why Become a Trustee?

Becoming a trustee of Charity offers many benefits. You will learn how organisations are run and gain experience in areas such as setting strategic goals, accounting, financial planning and employment practice. Such experience would enhance any CV and give young trustees an edge over other jobseekers.

Blaze will provide training and workshops to help you develop in your role as a trustee. Joining Blaze will mean you’ll be at the forefront of supporting the next generation of creative leaders.

What’s expected?

A commitment to the ethos and beliefs of Blaze.

Be available to meet 4 times a year in Preston or around the North West.

Being a trustee is a legal responsibility – you are expected to act in the best interests of Blaze. For more info on the role of a trustee go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

In order to add to our existing board, we are looking for trustees with energy, commitment and expertise in the following areas:

Artistic Expertise
Legal Expertise

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying to become a Trustee, there’re a number of ways we could consider your application. These include:

Written document, no more than one page
Film/audio recording, no longer than 3 minutes

Please include your response to the following questions:

What interests you about becoming a Trustee?
What experience would you bring to Blaze?
What would you hope to get out of your time as a Trustee?

If interested there’re a number of ways to contact us:

Email: matt@blazeonline.org.uk
Instagram: @Blazearts_
Twitter: @Blazearts

Phone: 01772 827001

Deadline: 30th November

Blaze is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you have difficulty completing your expression of interest, please call us to discuss alternative options on 01772 827001.

About Blaze

Blaze prepares, enables and networks the next generation of creative producers to harness the potential of our fully connected world. We support young people to produce their own events, campaigns, ideas and inspire activism. Blaze has its roots as the first youth led arts festival in the UK and honours this innovative history by maintaining a board of young trustees to ensure our core principles are reflected across all levels of the organisation.


October 31, 2018
November 30, 2018