The Portland Inn Project

The Portland Inn Project are looking for new board members.

The Portland Inn Project

We believe in the power of art: as a tool in communicating our story; representing our needs and creating space for communities to learn.  We advocate for people-led change, and champion the importance of art in leading that change, and in cooperation with public services.

We are looking for two board members who will fulfil a role on our board that responds to the following needs for our growing organisation with an ambitious arts programme and imminent capital programme.


Board Roles

The Portland Inn Project are looking for the following roles and expertise to join their Board:


We are looking for a dynamic Chair to lead the Board in supporting the director team, sharing responsibility and accountability with the directors, with the right skills and experience to advise on the strategy and direction of our organisation.We are looking for someone who can not only be a great advocate for PIP, but also advocates for social and ecological justice and The Portland Inn Project's role in this movement. Ideally, you will live or work in Stoke on Trent/North Staffordshire.

The role of chair requires a commitment of approximately 1 day per month.

Board Members

We are also looking for new board members who can offer skills in any of the following areas:

  • HR or people-management
  • Good Governance especially in not-for-profit sector
  • Creative Community Development
  • Creative Social Enterprise

It would be advantageous if you also have experience of working with an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation or knowledge and/or passion for the arts and its role in community development. We would require you to attend 4 Board Meetings per year (3 online and 1 in person).Plus we would invite you to attend other events at or on behalf of PIP.

In return, we can offer:

  • Relevant training for board members
  • Expenses and access costs
  • The positive experience of being a part of this collective effort towards people led change

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