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trustee recruitment



Purple Patch Arts is a not-for-profit social enterprise which exists to improve the lives and life chances of people with learning disabilities by providing innovative, inclusive, creative learning experiences for them and the professionals that support them. We aim to:


•  Offer opportunities for people with learning disabilities to engage with learning and creativity

•  Advocate the value of inclusion and creativity

•  Offer opportunities for people with learning disabilities to have their voices heard


We currently run 12 lifelong learning programmes a week across Yorkshire, working with over 150 adults with learning disabilities. Alongside these programmes we also work in partnership with care homes, day services, clinical commissioning groups, libraries and other third sector organisations to support them in developing their practice to better support people with learning disabilities, and offer workshops to Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools to improve wellbeing outcomes for pupils.


All of our learning is delivered using 'The Purple Patch Approach' to inclusive education, which employs creative methods such as drama, dance, music and art, to engage learners, increase take-up of information and support understanding of complex subjects.




Following a period of change Purple Patch Arts are in the process of converting to charitable status and are looking to expand our Board of Trustees, including filling the role of Treasurer. Suitable candidates will have successful experience of operating within a board or employment in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation, and a good understanding of the challenges faced by the sector at this time. We are particularly interested in applications from people who have specific knowledge or experience in finance, marketing and fundraising.


How to apply


To receive an application pack please email fran@purplepatcharts.org




Your application will need to be submitted by 5pm on Friday 25th May 2018.



Thank you!