Who we are Vacancies Communications and Database Officer 4 days (28 hours) – some flexible/hybrid working is possible Location: Musselburgh Salary range: £25,000 (£26,259 FTE) Closing date: Friday 14th October Summary Teapot Trust is at the forefront of transformative mental health support for children and young people living with chronic conditions and their families. We provide a UK wide programme of art therapy and creative interventions – in hospitals, in community venues and online. Through art, we help children express emotions which they may not be able to articulate verbally, building their resilience and developing healthy coping mechanisms. The charity employs a small core team (6 staff/4.6 FTE) who operate with inter-dependency, sharing an unswerving belief in our cause and in the power of art to bring transformational healing. Art therapy is delivered by 16 (FTE 5) professionally qualified, self-employed, sessional art therapists based around the UK. Role With exciting plans for the year ahead, we are looking to step-up our communications to give it greater authenticity and resonance – truly engaging identified stakeholders in appropriate dialogue. As a mental health charity, it’s crucial that we claim that expertise and engage with influencers and stakeholders beyond our core beneficiaries, advocating for parity in the treatment of mental and physical health. Linked to this is a need to build our CRM database of supporters and stakeholders. So, the post-holder will be the lead user of it – ensuring efficient data capture/management, managing the mailings to stakeholders (hard and soft copy) and supporting the fundraising team with database admin for the annual appeal and campaigns. Further details and a job description are available here. Application notes The closing date is 5pm Friday 14th October 2022. Please email a tailored CV and cover letter, demonstrating how your experience matches the job description to Caitlin Meagher, Supporter Engagement Manager, at [email protected] New Trustee Vacancies Teapot Trust would like to appoint 3-4 new trustees as part of succession planning to join the board in September 2022. Please apply with a CV and cover letter to Ruth Girvan, Chair of Trustees ([email protected]). We’d especially welcome applications from people with the experience, below, and from those with diverse backgrounds. lived experience as a parent of a child with a hidden health condition art therapy expertise strategic fundraising expertise senior level charity sector expertise Trustees usually serve for a three-year term and our Constitution enables this to be renewed once for up to a further three years. We’re requesting applications so the selection process can happen prior to September’s board meeting when new trustees will be ratified. Further details about the charity can be found here: Our Story, Annual Review, Governance page.