Teapot Trust
Teapot Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC041885

Teapot Trust children’s charity uses art therapy as a way of helping young people cope with long term medical conditions.

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Trustee vacancies

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th November 2021

Teapot Trust enhances the lives of children, young people and their families suffering the impact of chronic and long-term conditions which are often “invisible’ e.g. rheumatic diseases. Our expertise is in the delivery of art therapy – often effective where talking therapies have failed. We work throughout the UK in hospitals, communities and online. Now ten years old, the charity has an exciting vision for the next ten – to be a recognized and respected leader in Creative Health as it becomes more mainstream.

Roles

We would like to appoint 5 new trustees in two steps – by December 2021 and March 2022, having considered succession planning. Below are the priority roles we seek to fill first.

  1. A qualified and experienced CA to chair the finance sub-committee
  2. A parent with lived experience of caring for a child with a chronic condition
  3. A strategic fundraiser – preferably with experience of large public funding bids

Prior experience as a trustee would be advantageous.

Trustees’ Meetings take place 6 times a year in alternate months while the Finance sub-committee meets monthly.

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Business Development Contractor

  • Other
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh based – flexible working is possible
  • Closing 10th December 2021

Teapot Trust enhances the lives of children and young people suffering the impact of chronic and long-term conditions which are often “invisible’ e.g.: rheumatic diseases. Our expertise is in the delivery of art therapy – often effective where talking therapies have failed. We work throughout the UK in hospitals, communities and online. Now ten years old, the charity has an exciting vision for the next ten – to be a recognised and respected leader in Creative Health.

We need to appoint a Business Development Contractor to build a pipeline of commissioned, income-generating art therapy work for the year ahead – with hospitals, health facilities and others as agreed.

Responsible to the Art Therapy Projects Manager

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Art Therapy Projects Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,040 – £33,000
  • Musselburgh (combination of home/office working)
  • Closing 1st April 2022

Introduction

Teapot Trust seeks to be a recognised and respected leader in Creative Health. The charity provides a UK wide programme of art therapy in hospitals, online and in community settings to support the mental health of children and young people living with chronic, physical conditions and their families. In our 11 year history, we’ve supported around 13,000 children and young people.

About the role

We are seeking a Projects Manager to coordinate art therapy delivery around the UK. The post-holder will coordinate the work of a team of self-employed art therapists and manage the project budgets. They will widen access to our art therapy through hospitals and other referring partners as well as growing self-referrals direct from families. Other key aspects to the role are overseeing the growth of the charity’s stakeholder groups – medical professionals and young voices.

This is a key role within a mutually supportive staff team and it is an exciting time to be joining the charity. The role reports to the Chief Executive. Understanding/experience of chronic illness would be advantageous and an empathy with our cause is crucial.

Teapot Trust is a Disability Confident employer.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Musselburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2022

Introduction

Teapot Trust seeks to be a recognised and respected leader in Creative Health. The charity provides a UK wide programme of art therapy in hospitals, online and in community settings to support the mental health of children and young people living with chronic, physical conditions and their families.

In our 11 year history, we’ve supported around 13,000 children and young people.

About the trustee roles

Teapot Trust would like to appoint 3-4 new trustees as part of succession planning to join the board in September 2022.

We’d especially welcome applications from people with the experience, below, and from those from diverse backgrounds.

  • lived experience as a parent of a child with a hidden health condition
  • art therapy expertise
  • strategic fundraising expertise
  • senior level charity sector expertise
  • An empathy with our cause is crucial.

Trustees usually serve for a three-year term renewable once for up to a further three years.

We’re requesting applications by Friday 15th May so the selection process can happen in good time prior to September’s board meeting when new trustees will be ratified.

Teapot Trust is a Disability Confident charity.

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Marketing and Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid system is currently in place. You will need to be able to travel to our office in Musselburgh as needed
  • Closing 30th November 2022

Charitable Purpose: Teapot Trust is at the forefront of transformative mental health support for children and young people living with chronic conditions and their families. We provide a UK wide programme of art therapy and creative interventions, in hospitals, in community venues and online. Through art, we help children express emotions which they may not be able to articulate verbally, build their resilience and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Role: With exciting plans ahead, including a content-rich project on a national platform (media announcement imminent), we are looking for an experienced marketing and communications professional to help promote the charity’s mission and work. The Marketing and Communications Officer will play an important role within the team, helping us share the impact of our work, while advocating for parity in the treatment of mental and physical health, so that art therapy becomes more widely accessible to all who need it.

Familiar with marketing strategy and tools to increase engagement, the post holder will be responsible for our communication channels and content, shaping our social media, mailings, and website. You will work to deliver a message with authenticity and resonance, engaging identified stakeholders in appropriate dialogue rather than “pushing out” the same messages across all platforms. As a mental health charity, it’s crucial that we claim that expertise and engage with influencers and stakeholders beyond our core beneficiaries.

Experience gained in the charity sector and an understanding of and empathy with our work is important. We are looking for a creative person, capable of developing new and exciting content while managing and prioritising a diverse workload. Excellent administrative skills and effective teamworking are essential. If you are a motivated and organised individual interested in playing a key role in a growing charity with widespread impact, we’d love to hear from you.

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