Grampian Hospitals Art Trust (GHAT) is seeking to recruit new Trustees to join the Board which is responsible for the governance and operation of the charity. GHAT is an independent charity set up in the 1980s to enhance the visual environment of hospitals in the North East. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of the charity under the guidance of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).  This includes responsibility for financial matters and for the overall strategy in delivering our main purpose, which is to use art and design to make our hospitals as attractive and comforting as possible for all those who spend time there, whether staff, patients or visitors.  A full time Director is responsible for the day to day operation of the Trust and supervises a team of 10 staff.  A separate group of Arts Advisors advises the Trustee Board and the Director on artistic policy.  A “Friends of GHAT” group is currently being formalised to help support our activities. Follow this link to find out more about Grampian Hospitals Art Trust http://www.ghat-art.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/What-we-do-2018.docx

The Board meets four times a year and a small executive sub-group meets as required between Board meetings to deal with day to day management issues. In addition to Board meetings, Trustees are encouraged to attend events and may be asked to help in areas of specific expertise. Further details of GHAT’s activities are provided separately. 

The Board of Trustees currently has 8 members (listed separately) and would like to recruit a number of new Trustees to ensure that it maintains a wide range of skills and experience and to refresh its operation.  Candidates need not be art “experts”, but should strongly support the values and principles of the charity. A wide range of business and financial skills are useful and marketing experience would be particularly helpful. Experience of the art world, the NHS or academia is also useful and Trustees often support staff in writing grant or funding applications.  Succession planning is part of this exercise and candidates who might consider a future role as Chair or Treasurer would be particularly welcome.

Interested candidates are welcome to discuss the details with the current Chair (Prof Hamish McKenzie h.mckenzie@abdn.ac.uk) or Treasurer (Alex Cumming alec@soapboxcollaborative.org) or the Director (Sally Thomson sally.thomson@nhs.net).

Applications should be emailed to Sally Thomson (sally.thomson@nhs.net) by the 8th October.  There is no formal application form, but please indicate why you would like to be considered for the role and include a short (1-2 pages max) CV outlining your skills and experience.