SouthWestFest is a cultural community festival for South Westminster!
Embrace our Space Exhibition | CaveFind out More
Join us and thousands of local residents on 29th June for our annual Festival Day celebration at St. George’s Square in Pimlico.Find Out More
Floristry Taster Session | Westminster Adult Education ServiceFind out More
Galactic Gathering Family Picnic – Family Fun Day EventFind out More
Develop and enhance your understanding of graphic design.Find out More
Out of this World Fun Afternoon | The Pimlico Million and SouthWestFestFind out More
Discover the Pimlico Pantry in the newly opened Georgian House!Find out More
Pimlico Proms | SouthWestFestFind out More
Pop-Up Planetarium | SouthWestFestFind out More
SW1 Spaces – Film Workshops | SouthWestFest with Chocolate FilmsFind out More
SW1 Spaces – Photography Workshop | SouthWestFestFind out More
Tales from Tin Pan Alley | SouthWestFest’s Pop-Up CinemaFind out More
The Intergalactic Circus of Truths | SouthWestFest with 6 Foot StoriesFind out More
The Space Station | Shambush!Find out More
Walking Football Tryouts & SouthWestFest Match
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SouthWestFest Trustee Role
SouthWestFest is seeking new trustees to join the charity board, and support the ongoing creative and executive development and delivery of our annual cultural community festival for South Westminster.
Skills / Experience sought includes:
Accounting, bookkeeping or finance
The Role of Trustees
Trustees take ultimate responsibility for the work that the organisation does, and the way in which it spends money raised by the charity through income and donations to achieve its aims. The Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation, agreeing plans and budgets, and holding the Festival Director to account for the delivery of the plans.
It has a legal dimension too, with Trustees legally responsible for ensuring that the organisation operates to standards set by parliament and the Charity Commission.
The full board meets once a month on weekday evenings in Pimlico; there may be other meetings and events such as our AGM and Launch event for which you will be asked to attend. We also ask our trustees to commit to attending and volunteering at one of more of our Festival events which take place each year between June and July mainly on weekends.
The time commitment to the charity is approximately 90 hours per annum.
With other Trustees to hold SouthWestFest ‘in trust’ by
Ensuring that SouthWestFest has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction, and is focused on achieving these.
Ensuring that SouthWestFest complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
Acting as guardians of our assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
Ensuring that SouthWestFest governance and performance is of the highest possible standard.
To work in partnership with other trustees, the Festival Director and other contract staff.
To agree the vision, mission and strategic plan for the charity.
To ensure that the operational plan and budget reflect the agreed strategic direction and are appropriate.
To agree the measures for objectively monitoring the progress of the charity towards its strategic goals.
To monitor the achievement of SouthWestFest against the key measures from the operational plan and budget..
To hold the Festival Director accountable for the achievement of the organisation’s goals, and provide them with regular, constructive feedback on both management and overall achievement.
To agree the charity policies and ensure that they will assist in the achievement of the strategic and operational plans.
To ensure that the charity has satisfactory financial control systems and procedures, and to review the level of risk annually.
To safeguard the charity’s reputation and other intangible assets.
To reflect annually on the Board’s performance and your own performance as a trustee and participate in the AGM.
To participate in strategic planning for the festival.
To attend trustee meetings once a month, read relevant papers and be prepared to make a contribution.
To support the contract staff when requested, sharing expertise, as a member of a working group or in other appropriate ways.
To be prepared to act as a spokesperson for SouthWestFest when asked by the Festival Director, and to work within an agreed brief.
To attend events as an ambassador for SouthWestFest, to network and promote the work of the organisation.
To assist with fundraising by speaking, networking and otherwise seeking donations in conjunction with staff and volunteers as appropriate.
How to Apply:
Please send a CV and a covering letter stating why you are interested in applying for the role, how your skills and experience are relevant to the role, how you can add value to the board and any other relevant information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Festival and come have all the fun with the team. Volunteer at our outdoor events or come help us produce workshops, art events, and exhibitions!volunteer here
Join the Festival Family! New sponsors join an illustrious group of partners including WAES, LEYF, Rolls Royce, Chestertons Estate Agents, Community Fibre, as well as important local businesses such as The Cave, and Occasions Party Shop and more.find out more
Register for free tickets to events and workshops! This year’s events include the Pimlico Proms, Tales from Tin Pan Alley Film, SW1 Space Photography & Film Workshops plus Much More!get tickets
Each year SouthWestFest showcases around 40 stalls from local charities, community groups, local service providers, traders, businesses, and artists. If you would like to hire a stall at SouthWestFest Festival Day 2019 please fill out our application form.register here
Can you join SouthWestFest in raising much-needed funds?
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SouthWestFest is a community fuse box of great ideas, fun activities and engaging events. We aim to produce a three week long community festival to showcase arts, culture and support sector groups and community services which take place in the SW1 Area.meet the team