Seeking enthusiastic and exceptional people to join our Board of Directors!

Art for Recovery in the Community (Arc) is an award-winning charity, which uses the arts and creativity to help people become resilient, healthy and active citizens.

At Arc we understand how creativity can promote good mental health and wellbeing – and we do this through:

At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to supporting people who may be particularly vulnerable, through high quality socially engaged arts experiences and programmes.

We are recruiting Directors (Trustees) to sit on our Board to help us achieve our vision and govern the charity.  Arc welcomes a diversity of backgrounds and interests.

Having recently moved to exciting new premises, there is now the opportunity for developing new staff roles. As we continue to grow (and to keep up with changes in employment legislation), we are currently looking for applicants with recent experience (or a background) in Human Resources.

Why be a Director of Arc? Here are 5 good reasons!

GIVE: contribute your time, knowledge, ideas and experiences to strategically govern Arc and keep us on the right path.

CONNECT: being a Director is all about collective responsibility and representing the wants and needs of our stakeholders when making important decisions for the charity. We’re a team within the Arc family of staff, volunteers and people who benefit from our existence.

BE ACTIVE: We meet about six times a year for Board meetings and six times a year for each of the three sub-committees. As well as offering a varied public programme of activities, there are plenty of opportunities to be active in the different aspects of the charity.

LEARN: Directors have a unique role within charities. You can learn new skills and have experiences of leadership, being an employer, marketing, finance and building strategic relationships, as well as different approaches to mental wellness and recovery.

TAKE NOTICE: So are you excited to join or curious but would like to know more? Feel free to get in touch and we’ll answer any questions you may have.

Please email for general enquiries and if you wish to pass on your contact details to the Chair to have an informal discussion before you apply.

Application process and important dates for your diary

Closing date for applications: none, ongoing.

Role description: click here to download a PDF copy of the role description.

Application form: click here to download a WORD version of the application form.

Successfully shortlisted applicants will be invited to informal interview.

Applicants for consideration will be invited to the next Board meeting to observe the meeting and meet the Directors. Meetings are every other month on a Thursday from 6pm-8pm.

Formal appointment subject to acceptable references and DBS check. If successful, applications for consideration will be formally appointed by the Board.

Directors will be encouraged to give a short informal presentation of their interest and background on joining the Board, and will also be asked to join the relevant sub-committee.

Normally we would invite you to visit the Arc Centre to meet some of the team.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are following government guidelines and have temporarily close the centre.  However we are still supporting a large number of our clients. Our dedicated staff team are making full use of technology, including our recently launched website