06 November 2020

Join our board at SICK! Festival

SICK! Festival is looking for new members to join its board of Trustees. We are looking to recruit at least four Trustees over the next twelve months.

We are particularly looking for:

  • Individuals with lived experience of the issues that we address
  • Those who live/work in the Moston and Harpurhey neighbourhoods of Manchester
  • At least one artist
  • Those who identify as disabled
  • Individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds
  • Individuals aged under 30.

We also have some priority skills/experience areas including: finance, legal, public sector/commissioning and academia.Our Board is already gender balanced and we wish to maintain this.

Trustees are able to claim expenses for attending board meetings and events.

As the board grows we are looking to establish Board subcommittees to look at finance and operations and corporate/individual giving. We are also looking to establish a patrons/ambassadors group to support development and advocacy.

We are really excited by the opportunity to bring new voices to our organisation and are particularly keen to recruit trustees from a wide range of backgrounds including individuals from under-represented groups and those with lived experience of the issues that we address, so that we have a board that reflects our whole community.

To find out more about SICK! Festival and the role of its trustees, download our Board Recruitment Pack

To apply please send a CV and an application letter of up to two pages stating why you would like to be a Trustee of SICK! Productions and what you can bring to the role. We would be pleased to accept applications in alternative formats (for example video) – please contact us if you’d like to discuss formats.

Closing date: Friday 8th January 2021 

If you would like an informal conversation, please contact:

Helen Medland, CEO/Artistic Director helen@sickfestival.com

Celia Makin-Bell, Executive Director celia@sickfestival.com

Applications to be submitted to: celia@sickfestival.com