The Atkinson Development Trust is a small charity, run by a small, committed group of skilled volunteers who have a shared love of The Atkinson

We are looking to recruit some new Trustees to join our Board

What we do

We raise money – from individuals, businesses and funding bodies – in order to support The Atkinson to use its heritage and art collections to connect with people. We aim to:

  • have a positive impact on local people’s lives
  • connect people with local stories
  • improve access to the collections and the building

How we work

We meet monthly, usually from 5-7pm, either at The Atkinson or Southport Town Hall.

Whilst maintaining the legal formalities, we aim to foster an informal atmosphere in which all individuals are invited to contribute to the discussion.  We want people to actively participate, be heard and feel valued for their knowledge and ideas.  As well as attending meetings regularly, Trustees need to be willing to take on some individual responsibility outside the Trust’s meetings to advance ideas which the Trust have agreed to.

We work supportively with The Atkinson to expand and enhance their work.  We do not work directly with beneficiaries and we do not influence the programming or running of the venue.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking to recruit three Trustees who will contribute the energy, enthusiasm and expertise we need in order to grow and thrive.

We’re particularly interested to hear from people with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Law, including charity law
  • Marketing
  • the arts and heritage sector

Interested? 

For information on how to apply, a full role description, or to arrange an informal chat to start with, please email us at atkinsontrustees@sefton.gov.uk and we’ll get back to you.

Deadline for applications: Friday 30 August, 2019

We think being a Trustee is rewarding, but please note this is a completely voluntary, unpaid role.