Charity registered in Scotland SC003030
Beacon Arts Centre is a thriving local venue presenting theatre, music, comedy and dance events all year round. It is located in Greenock on the banks of the Clyde with spectacular views over the hills of Argyll and Bute.
Thanks to a generous award from the Foyle Foundation we are excited to be able to create this new post that will enable the Beacon to develop our existing focus on community engagement.
This post will enable us to work with local communities to ensure our participatory work reflects the lives, interests and hope of local people. We aim to reach new and diverse groups to enable participation in the arts as we work to bring about positive change for communities.
If you’re a highly motivated individual with the skills, commitment and passion to be part of the next stage of the Beacon’s exciting journey, this could be your dream job.
To plan and deliver work in the community that will change perceptions on how participating with the Beacon’s creative engagement programme can give communities a voice, improve lives and the social cohesion of a community. To deliver key learning from the work that can be taken forward by the Beacon.
If you’re a highly motivated and successful fundraiser with the skills, commitment and passion to influence the next stage of the Beacon’s exciting journey, this could be your dream job. There’s never been a better time to join our small and dedicated team. Despite all the challenges it threw at us, the pandemic gave us an opportunity – the time and space to step back and think strategically about our creative, community and commercial ambitions for the Beacon. As a result, we’re now busy with plans, bursting with ideas, and gearing up for a really exciting period of growth and development – that’s why we need you, an experienced and enthusiastic Fundraising Manager, to join us and make this a reality. From raising our profile in the local community to raising our game in the arts world, you’ll be critical in shaping the next stage of our development and instrumental in driving and delivering our strategic ambitions. With a focus on grant-making trusts and foundations, but with a responsibility for all areas of fundraising, you will be an energetic and organised individual that can bring an enterprising approach to attracting new supporters and stewarding existing supporters towards increased giving.
The support and guidance of a strong group of Board Members is critical to enabling the Beacon to be Scotland’s most influential, accessible and entertaining arts venue. In order to drive the organisation forward and really serve the communities we work with, it’s crucial that our board has both breadth, and depth, of experience. It’s even more crucial that it’s made up of those who care deeply about the Arts. As Chair, my aim is to build on our existing board and enable the organisation to emerge from this extremely challenging period for the arts with vigour
We are now on the look out for between two and four new members (also known as Trustees) who’ll have complementary strengths and backgrounds to help guide us successfully through the coming years. Please be reassured that it’s not critical to have previous Board experience to apply.
As an organisation we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and seek to create a Board which reflects our audience both locally in Inverclyde, and nationally in Scotland. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience in the following areas: catering and hospitality, facilities management, press and PR, HR, fundraising, community engagement and artistic producing. Most importantly however, we would hope you have a passion for the arts and a keen interest in the events and activities of the Beacon itself.
We now wish to invite between two and four new members to join our current Board to support the next stage of the development of the Beacon Arts Centre.
We want to ensure the Board comprises the right mix of expertise and where possible, are keen to recruit candidates who have a skillset from or have worked in any of the following sectors:
• Press and PR
• Community engagement, artistic programming/producing
• Facilities management
• Catering and hospitality
However, if you have skills in other areas and have energy and enthusiasm for the Arts,
we would still like to hear from you.
Beacon Arts Centre recognises its responsibility to support equality, diversity and inclusion in the cultural sector.
We welcome applicants of any gender, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation and from socio-economically
deprived or working class backgrounds. Due to current under-representation, we strive to increase membership from:
•Those aged 18-30
• Those resident in Inverclyde
• People of colour or from ethnic minority backgrounds
• Disabled people
• Trans or non-binary people