Make It Sustainable Ltd seeks new Trustees

This just in from Make It Sustainable Ltd /The Old Print Works

Make It Sustainable Ltd (MIS) manages The Old Print Works (OPW), founded to enhance making skills, and in so doing reinforce wellbeing, community, low-carbon, re-education, employment, arts and heritage.

Our primary purpose is to promote the making skills that are declining in our society, particularly among the young, and provide exciting spaces in which to work. Currently many people don’t know how even the simplest items are produced. There is very little hand-skills training in schools or at home. In the current unprecedented financial and ecological crisis, the UK would be much more resilient if we had making and repairing skills, understanding of materials, and produced more of our own goods. Making is central to our vision, to motivation of people and to the economy itself.

Make It Sustainable is a charity and a company limited by guarantee and has vacancies on its Board of Trustees. This is an exciting time as the charity seeks to take a new step upwards in its journey to delivering more opportunities for the residents of Balsall Heath, Birmingham, and beyond.

MIS is interested (though not exclusively) in hearing from those with expertise in community development, business, ecological construction, legal issues, accountancy and marketing & communications. If you think you could input creatively to our charity and add something to our board meetings, please send your CV and a covering letter telling us how you could help us consolidate and improve our charity’s operations and achieve our objectives.

Time commitment: up to 6 meetings per year

Duration: 3 year term, extendable by 3 years

Applications due by Monday 2nd March 2015 to this email address, please.

Hannah Greenwood
Trustee
Make It Sustainable Ltd

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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