Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Eyemouth
  • Closing 10th October 2021


  • Advertised from 1st September 2021

Role

ReTweed is a multi-award-winning social enterprise based in Eyemouth. We deliver a range of innovative textiles upcycling programmes where people come together and learn a wide range of techniques and skills in craft design and technology.

We run intensive 12-week training programmes and community-based training for women facing barriers to progressing their lives or careers as well as commercial workshops covering a wide range of upcycling activities and crafts to support our business objectives. ReTweed also run an extensive volunteer programme and has a Business Incubator to assist women in starting and growing creative enterprises.

Our environmental focus is to divert waste textiles from landfill, improve climate literacy and transform culture to embrace the creative potential of reducing, repairing, reusing and recycling as part of everyday life.

Retweed’s Board is made up of a group of elected Trustees who oversee the good governance of the social enterprise.

OUR TRUSTEES RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Ensure the interests of the students, volunteers and wider communities we work with are prioritised and that we remain committed to our core purposes and objectives
  • Ensure our environmental and enterprise priorities are balanced with our social impact work
  • Contribute to setting our strategic goals and direction and overseeing their implementation
  • Ensure the prudent and responsible operational management of the organisation’s resources
  • Play an active part in sustaining and growing our social enterprise so that we can better achieve our vision and objectives.

We are currently recruiting for up to two new Trustees to serve on our board.

To ensure the board’s effectiveness we are looking to recruit Trustees who bring a diverse range of skills and experience, both personal and professional, to their role. Our current Trustees bring extensive experience from the Third Sector, Law, Education and Employability, Business Management, The Arts and Culture and Community Development.

Our Trustees play a crucial part in setting the strategic direction of ReTweed whilst having an oversight of its operational, regulatory, and financial governance. To ensure our board can play an effective role in supporting and guiding our work we want to promote diversity among our Trustees to ensure representative membership. We believe that people from all backgrounds can bring valuable skills and experience, both personal and professional.

Application notes

For more information and an initial conversation with one of our Trustees please e-mail admin@retweed.com addressing your correspondence to Hazel Smith with a subject line of Trustee Enquiry giving your contact telephone number.

If you are interested, please send an email with a short statement confirming your experience and reasons for wanting to be involved with ReTweed and a copy of your CV to: admin@retweed.com with subject header of Trustee Enquiry.

Closing Date 10th October 2021.


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