Bearpit Community Trust (BCT) Trustee

Bearpit Improvement Group
Contract Type: 
Details of Role: 

The Bearpit Improvement Group, which is the founding CIC for making change in the Bearpit, is undergoing a transformation due to the successful improvements completed over recent years. With the support of local council, traders and groups, the revitalised CIC will be renamed the Bearpit Community Trust (BCT) from October 2017 and is seeking talented people to apply for the role of Trustee. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of Bristol's most iconic spaces. 

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of BCT, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the trust’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the CIC Articles and Objects, Council licence, legal and regulatory guidelines. Board members should be aware of and understand their collective and individual responsibilities and not be overly reliant on any one individual for specific areas of governance.

Person Specification:

Trustees should not be in a position to benefit from decisions made by the Board. For example, they must have no financial interest in any activities carried out in the space. Even if there is no financial interest, anyone who may be commissioned by the Board to run activities in the space may derive a non-financial benefit, and if so should not be a Trustee. 

Please see attatched application information for full person specification and list of responsibilities. 

Time committment:

 It is anticipated that Trustees will attend board meetings every two months for approximately two hours per meeting. There may be some additional work required outside of board meetings and Trustees will be expected to have read board papers prior to the board meeting. The additional time should not exceed eight hours per two months. 

Please see attatched documents for further information on the role, contact for any other queries about the application.

Closing Date: 
Sunday, 5 November, 2017 - 09:00
How to Apply: 

See attatched application form for further information.

Applications must not exceed two sides of A4 and should be sent to

Contact Person: 
Katharine Hegarty
Contact Email: