JOIN OUR BOARD

We currently have an exciting opportunity to recruit Trustees to join the Board of CREATE. We are looking for individuals who have an interest in enriching the lives of young people in Paisley through partnering in our vision and values and offering their skills and experience to help the organisation grow and develop.

Established in 2009, CREATE Paisley is an innovative youth project at the heart of Renfrewshire (Paisley) which seeks to see young people transformed through creativity, community, confidence and finding their voice.

Create Paisley is founded upon a Christian ethos. The events and activities which Create run, are not evangelistic, but are underpinned by five of what we believe are God’s values in the world; love, justice, community, empowerment, and, last but not least, creativity.

CREATE has worked with thousands of young people over the last 9 years, providing safe, creative spaces and opportunities for young people through youth drop ins, open mic nights, creative arts workshops, youth forums, youth volunteering and supporting young people to make a difference. CREATE’s activities are supported by a Project Manager and a dedicated team of 30 volunteers.

Future Plans

As a result of a strategic review over the last 12 months, CREATE has developed a new vision statement, defined social objectives and written a 3 year business plan with ambitious goals to reach our vision through developing our staffing team, income generation whilst ensuring we maintain our community development approach and that programmes and approaches reflect the current needs.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to recruit Trustees to join the Board of CREATE. We are looking for individuals who have an interest in enriching the lives of young people in Paisley through partnering in our vision and values and offering their skills and experience to help the organisation grow and develop. The current skills we have identified a need for are:

  • Finance and Governance
  • Fundraising / Income Generation
  • Social Enterprise and Business Development
  • Legal / HR
  • Policy and Procedures / Risk Management

Commitment

The board meets every 2 months usually on a Tuesday evening.   Board members are expected to spend around 4 hours per month in their role at meetings, sub-committees, prepwork etc. These board vacancies are key to the future development and ambitions of CREATE and will help deliver on the three year Business Plan and set the strategic direction of CREATE. In addition to its governing and leadership role, the board has responsibility for the management and support of the staff team.

Application Process

Please note this is a voluntary position; however, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. If you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to contribute to governing and developing CREATE, or if you have any questions related to this advert, please email: board@createpaisley.org.uk.

Applications should take the form of an up to date CV and completion of our volunteer application including setting out your relevant skills and experiences, and why you are keen to be considered for the role as Trustee of CREATE Paisley.