Wigtown Festival Company

Charity registered in Scotland SC037984

To promote and assist in the advancement of education and the arts, with particular emphasis on books and literature, but also including music, film, drama, dance and theatre. To extend and increase the appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the arts in all its manifestations through the provision of, and enhanced access to, an annual programme of events in this remote and economically disadvantaged rural part of south west Scotland.

Current opportunities

The volunteer drivers, using their own vehicles, will uplift and return guest speakers and contributors from transport hubs to Wigtown for the festival. This may include trips to hubs such as Dumfries station, Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Barrhill and Cairnryan. Drivers will be offered the opportunity of deciding the maximum distance they feel comfortable to drive. There will also be shorter local journeys, for example, between hotels in Newton Stewart and surrounding area to Wigtown and back.

New Trustees should be able to attend meetings, and to read papers in advance of meetings. Participate in other tasks as arising from time to time, such as interviewing new staff or helping with fundraising. Trustees must keep informed about the activities of WFC and wider issues which affect its work. Each new Trustee must also have a commitment to WFC and its objectives; an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Trustee. Key shared duties include setting and maintaining Wigtown Festival Company’s vision, mission and values; ensuring that WFC complies with the law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. Ensuring that WFC pursues its objectives as defined in its Articles of Association and Bye Laws and ensuring the financial stability of WFC, and ensuring that financial resources are well managed, used effectively and applied exclusively in pursuance of its objectives. Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of WFC, including the proper investment of WFC funds. Appointing WFC staff and monitoring their performance. Individual trustees should work collaboratively with other Trustees and staff to actively develop strategy, setting policy, goals and targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets. Trustees will safeguard the good name and values of WFC, acting as its ambassador and advocating for its work; representing WFC at meetings and functions as appropriate. Trustees must abide by the Equal Opportunities Policy and declaring any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a WFC.