Thank you for your interest in Trustees at The School For Pop-Ups.

In writing this (Matt at Union St here) I wanted to tell you the brief story of what we’ve done so far to get our charity started. So far, I’ve reached out to key people at Union St for whom I’ve got a lot of respect and trust, to give the organisation a strong foundation. Our current Trustees are;

  • Simon Kilpatrick is a Psychologist currently studying for a PhD, as one of the Pioneer Members at Union St has been instrumental in building our community.
  • Nick Spooner is a National Organiser with an international advocacy group, often co-working from Union St
  • Jonny Butcher is National Field Director at national community based union, starting his work in the North from Union St

Within our first year we appointed the following staff working on a sesional basis;

  • Rachel Ferla (Project Administrator) – I first met Rachel when she was a Manager at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield, before she hosted her independent workshops at Union St, and is now Digital Product Manager at Shelter
  • Greg Tipper (Business Advisor) – Greg is currently a Business Advisor with the British Business Bank (responsible for the UK’s government supported Start-Up Loan), after previously supporting our street food start-ups in his role as Programme Manager at The Prince’s Trust

To report on our first year, we appointed the following External Auditor;

  • Dr Gareth Morgan is the author of the book “Charity Reporting and Accounting” and has been chairing the influential SORP Governance Review with the four charity regulators across the UK and Ireland: the Charity Commission for England & Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and the Charities Regulator of Ireland

Trustee Vacancy

  • We’d love to attract additional skills experience in relevant areas, such as financial management, enterprise start-up support, and the food and beverages industry
  • We aspire is develop as a growing organisation to achieve an increasing social impact, as we’ll see increased need in a post-lockdown era
  • We aim to offer a unique opportunity to be involved at an exciting time, when much of the ground work has been established

The Role

  • We are seeking experienced individuals in a position to share skills and knowledge
  • Scope is available for those looking to develop their involvement and make a difference
  • Trustees are required to attend a minimum of 4 meetings per year, the majority of which will be held online via Zoom
  • Meetings are held on a voluntary basis, with charity regulations mandating that there are no financial incentives
  • A 12 month commitment is required, with a mutual review process every 12 months

To Apply

  • Please see the Trustee Role Specification here
  • To apply, email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]
  • All applications will be responded to within 24hrs