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Voluntary Directors

Curious Motion is seeking passionate, creative, and enthusiastic individuals to join our innovative arts and health organisation as voluntary members of our board.

Overview

Our board of directors steer our strategic vision, playing a key role in supporting the cultural fabric of Calderdale’s community to create a fairer and more compassionate world. Curious Motion is a catalyst for more connection and belonging, championing ‘hyper-local’ and accessible grassroots dance and arts practices to reduce loneliness, address health inequalities, and foster long-term wellbeing.

We are embarking on our most exciting year yet, having secured our first multi-year funding in 2023 and playing a key role in CultureDale for 2024. Since it’s inception four years ago Curious Motion has grown from a single series of dance classes in Elland to a fully-fledged arts and health organisation, led by a highly experienced and committed team and supported by many wonderful local people. 

As this exciting year begins we are focused on expanding the skills, experiences, and knowledge of our board to ensure more accurate representation of our community and to increase our impact.

For an audio version of the full information please click HERE.

Key Information

Curious Motion is small but growing. We have one part-time employee and several freelancers. Our expected turnover for the year 2023-24 is £75,000. We currently have four directors and we are looking to recruit two more this year. You can find out about our current directors and wider team here.

We currently run board meetings four times a year on a quarterly basis. Three of these are held online via Zoom and one is in-person as part of an annual get together. The role of Chair is currently shared between three of our directors and this opportunity would be open to new directors too. The average commitment, including meetings, is estimated as 7 hours per month. 

If you’d like to know more about our work and impact read our most recent project report.




Skills/ Experience Required

We are particularly looking to hear from people who live or work in Calderdale and have a background or skills in the following:

  • Health and/ or social care (or related fields)
  • Community engagement
  • Social enterprise
  • Finance and fundraising

 

Previous board experience isn’t necessary as training and support will be provided – we actively welcome applications from people who are looking to join a board for the first time.

Our community is representative of many different cultures and lived experiences. We regularly work with people from Elland, Rastrick, Halifax, Syria, Sudan, Iraq, South Africa, and Afghanistan. Many of the people we serve also have lived experience with chronic illness, disability, social isolation, fleeing war and persecution, or mental health challenges. We want to ensure our board more accurately represents our community and so we particularly welcome applications from people who represent the above communities or have similar lived experiences.

How to Apply

  • Please send a short statement on why you’re interested in joining our board and what skills and experiences you feel you would bring to our Artistic Director/ CEO, Samantha McCormick: sam@curiousmotion.org.uk
  • This can be in written, video, or audio format. Please make sure it is no longer than 500 words or 5 minutes.
  • You are welcome to include supporting information, such as a CV, but this is not essential.
  • If you would like more information or an informal chat about the opportunity we are happy to help. Please let Samantha McCormick know.

 

Suitable applicants will be invited to have a short interview with members of our board. This will be arranged on an individual basis. 

Closing date: Friday 2nd February 2024

 

(Photo from 2023 Sounding Board gathering)

A group of seven people male and female stood at the end of a table, making up the steering group

Further information...

If you’d like an informal chat about the role or need the information in a different format please contact Samantha McCormick on sam@curiousmotion.org.uk

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