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Biggar Corn Exchange – Trustees

Biggar Corn Exchange Ltd is looking to fill Trustee vacancies which will arise during the coming year. BCE is a Biggar-based charity, which was established in 2009 to provide opportunities to work and study in the fields of Art, Music and Drama. It provides facilities for public performance (amateur and professional); it supports schemes for the promotion of Art, Music and Drama; and it makes available a fully equipped theatre and other spaces for hire. BCE has its own amateur theatre company, Biggar Theatre Workshop, and a youth theatre, Corn Exchange Young Performers.

The charity is based in the Corn Exchange, a Grade-B listed building, built in 1860 and situated in a prominent position on Biggar High Street. We lease this building from South Lanarkshire Council and have obligations relating to its maintenance and general upkeep.

As Trustees we need to
• Maintain and enhance the building and its facilities
• Increase our level of community engagement.
• Ensure that what we deliver meets our charitable objects
• Respond to feedback from users, performers and those attending events
• Have strong financial management
• Think strategically and deploy effectively

We are looking for Trustees who are enthusiastic about the aims of the charity, wish to contribute to the voluntary sector and want to be involved in developing BCE’s future direction. Understanding and/or experience of OSCR‘s guidance and corporate governance will be expected.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in at least one of the following areas:
Finance Arts administration
Fundraising Volunteer support and development
Facilities management IT
Business development

As well as sitting on the Board, which currently meets monthly, Trustees will be expected to join at least one of our Sub-Committees and contribute in other ways to the success of the charity.

Next Steps:
If you wish to apply to be a Biggar Corn Exchange Trustee please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and providing evidence of your experience. You should send this by email to Company Secretary Barbara Duffner OBE at

If you would like further information, to visit the Corn Exchange or talk to one of our current Trustees please email Barbara who will be happy to make arrangements.

The deadline for applications is 26th May 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an informal panel interview during the last two weeks of June.

Biggar Corn Exchange recognises the importance of diversity and actively encourages and supports applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds

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