Trustee Recruitment – The Atkinson Development Trust

Trustee Recruitment – The Atkinson Development Trust

Be at the heart of The Atkinson

The Atkinson Development Trust is a small charity, run by a 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, late afternoon/early evening, at The Atkinson, at Southport Town Hall or via Zoom.

Our meetings have an informal atmosphere. We want people to actively participate, take ownership, be heard and feel valued for their knowledge and ideas. As well as attending meetings regularly, Trustees need to be willing to give some time outside the Trust’s meetings in order to move forward ideas which the Trust has 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.

Who we’re looking for

We are keen to develop a broad range of skills on our Board, and are particularly looking for Trustees who have both strong skills and the time available to contribute. All skills are welcomed and will be considered, but our current priority is for people with skills/experience and available time to give in:

  • Fundraising
  • Social Media
  • Membership
  • Promotions


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

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

The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd February 2024 at 5pm.

The Atkinson Development Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered Charity Number 1161020.

Posted on 4 January 2024 under General news

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