The Baltic Triangle is changing fast, and the needs of the area – its residents, businesses, stakeholders and visitors evolves and expands rapidly.
The Baltic Triangle Area CIC (BTA CIC) was created to represent and advocate on behalf of the stakeholders, the tenants, residents and customers of the Baltic Triangle. We work on everything from lobbying the city council, to facilitating public art and green spaces, supporting businesses, to creating opportunities for people to meet and network.
This is an exciting time to join us and the opportunity to have real impact on the continued growth and success of the Baltic Triangle Area. There is more to do than ever and therefore we have reached a stage in our development where we are now looking for a number of new Directors to support the expanding role in the area. We are particularly keen to hear from local residents, local architects, planners and those with experience in financial management, income generation and social investment. Can you help?
Who are we?
The Baltic Triangle Area CIC (BTA CIC) advocates on behalf of the stakeholders, the tenants, residents and customers of the Baltic Triangle. The BTA CIC works on everything from lobbying the city council and central government for road improvements, pedestrian crossings and train stations, to facilitating public art and green spaces, supporting new businesses in the area, to creating opportunities for people to meet, network and join in.
The Baltic Triangle Area CIC, like the area, is a collection of different people representing different businesses, sectors, opinions and areas of expertise. It is important to us to be as representative of the area as possible and we regularly review the people, roles and portfolios to try and reflect the changing needs of the area. There is a now a need to do more, and more people need to be represented. So we are increasing the number of positions on the board and inviting people to apply to join us in our work for the common good of this unique area.
The Directors board comprises:
- The Chair
- The Secretary
- Up to ten other Directors, each representing a defined portfolio area
There are three categories for members:
The role of the board
We’re the first point of contact for the area, working with business and residents to make sure we focus on the long term interests of the area, whilst maintaining its unique charm, creativity and cool. The next few years will see us working more closely with the city council and developers focused on the continued growth of the area which we gauge in terms of visitor numbers. We are keen to improve the public space, quality developments, more room to sit, meet and eat, and improve the services and safety for people, shops, cafes, signage and green space.
Liam Kelly – Chair of the board
Chris Green – Company Secretary
Mark Lawler – Property & Transport
Russell Gannon – Communications
Tristan Brady-Jacobs – Greenspace & Public Art
Jo Mountfort – Stakeholder Engagement
Duties of a Director
- Ensure that Baltic Triangle Area CIC complies with its Articles of Association
- Ensure that BTA CIC pursues its objectives as outlined in the vision manifesto, working strategy and annual portfolio development plans.
- Contribute effectively and actively in giving strategic direction, setting policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance.
- Ensure that BTA CIC applies its influence and resources appropriately.
- Safeguard and promote the good name and values of the BTA CIC.
In addition to the above statutory duties, each Director should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board reach sound decisions. This includes representing a portfolio and may involve leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, evaluation or other issues in which the Director has special expertise.
Minimum time commitment
Directors are expected to attend an induction session prior to their first board meeting. Directors are expected to attend all board meetings. Board meetings are held monthly during normal office hours. One meeting each year is allotted to strategic planning and is an away day. The other meetings last approximately one and a half hours and are usually at Baltic Creative in Liverpool.
- Papers are distributed one week in advance of meetings.
- Directors are invited to the annual general meeting (AGM), which takes during the day in April in Liverpool.
- Directors can claim out of pocket expenses incurred in travelling to meetings
Each Director must have:
- A commitment to the vision of the Baltic Triangle Area CIC
- A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
- Strategic vision
- Independent judgement
The board of Directors collectively needs additional skills and experience in:
- Planning law
- Urban regeneration
- Financial management
- Income generation and fundraising
- Social investment and impact
- Social enterprises
- Collaborative partnerships
We are also particularly focused on finding a Director who is able to represent the needs of our growing residential community, and therefore are seeking at least one person who is a resident in the area.
If you believe you fit the criteria and would like to apply to volunteer your time – please email your interest to email@example.com. Applications Close 24th May at 5pm