Zambia Therapeutic Art
Zambia Therapeutic Art

Charity registered in Scotland SC045462


Current vacancies

Top job! Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 30th January 2019

Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)

Who are we and what do we do?

Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:

  • designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
  • working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
  • conducting research on this topic.

With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.

In the period from 2011 to 2018:

  • a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
  • full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings to 81 students in pre-service training, 37 Masters and other higher students, and 78 professionals in mental health teams in Lusaka, Livingstone and Ndola; and
  • Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.

What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?

ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.

We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:

  • Finance
  • Fundraising and Events
  • Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
  • Digital/Technology
  • Business
  • Organisational Development

Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.

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