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National Rural Touring Forum seeks treasurer to join Board

National Rural Touring Forum Board (Trustee) Membership

NRTF is seeking to co-opt a Treasurer.  This is an honorary position requiring one  meeting with the administrator per quarter (in person, by skype or telephone as appropriate); attendance at 4 quarterly board meetings; an annual meeting to discuss the budget plus participation in business planning sub group meetings (in person, by skype or telephone as appropriate). Appropriate expenses are paid.

1. Introduction

The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) represents a number of mainly rural touring schemes and rural arts development agencies, principally across England, that aim to help local people to promote high quality, professional arts events and experiences in rural and other community venues.

The organisation became formally constituted in 1997 and is a registered charity as well as a company limited by guarantee.  NRTF became an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in 2012.

The NRTF is governed by its members through a voluntary Board of management elected annually at the AGM. A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 9 Board members (Trustees) must be elected by and from the full membership. In addition, the Board can co-opt up to 3 persons, who need not be members of the organisation but who are deemed specialists.

All Board members, whether full or co-opted have full voting rights.

Ordinary General Meetings are held quarterly and must take place in fully accessible venues, except where all potential participants are known to have no specific access needs.

Meetings are organised with due regard to geographical location, taking into account the likely constituency of participants, the fact that NRTF is a UK national organisation and accessibility by public transport. Regular meetings should rotate venue except where a single venue mutually acceptable to all can be identified. Currently meetings are held in Birmingham.

A description of the role of NRTF board members in general and the treasurer in particular together with an Expression of Interest form is available in “resources – click here”.

The co-opted treasurer does not need to be part of a rural touring scheme, but knowledge of rural touring and a keen interest in supporting the work of the NRTF and the UK wide rural touring network is essential.  

If you would like to find out more please download the documents in the resources section and feel free to contact Alice Porter at admin@nrtf.org.uk or by telephone 01904 466527 for further information.