Committee Member

Committee Member

At a glance


  • Event management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Project / programme management


London Borough of Lewisham, SE6 2AZ
Remote opportunity


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Meetings take monthly and members are expected to help progress work in between the meetings.


31 Oct 2021

Committee members must always act in the best interests of CAL and work as part of a group and not as individuals in dispensing its role as a CIC accredited organisation. Members must be keen to support the local community.

What will you be doing?

The duties of each CAL member includes the following:

    1. to ensure that CAL complies with its governing document and any other relevant legislation or regulations
    2. to ensure that CAL pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
    3. to ensure CAL applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, ie it must not focus on activities which are not included in the objects, however worthwhile they may be
    4. to contribute actively to the committee’s role in giving firm strategic direction with planning CAL’s activities, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
    5. safeguard the good name and values of CAL
    6. ensure the financial stability of CAL
    7. protect and manage the property of CAL and to ensure that proper investment of CAL's funds, where appropriate
    8. appoint and support the Chair and monitor their performance.

What are we looking for?

Each committee member must have:

    1. a commitment to the mission of CAL
    2. a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
    3. integrity
    4. strategic vision
    5. good, independent judgement
    6. an ability to think creatively
    7. a willingness to speak their mind
    8. an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
    9. an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of CAL.
    10. an enthusiasm/passion for community engagement
    11. a good understanding of project management and working to deadlines

CAL has undertaken a skills audit and we have identified that we require Committee members with skills and experience in:

  1. financial management, income generation and enterprise
  2. public policy and public affairs
  3. national and local voluntary sector
  4. national and local government and statutory bodies
  5. digital strategy
  6. funding/foundations
  7. collaborative partnerships
  8. social investment and impact

What difference will you make?

Committee members will have the opportunity to support the different ethnic minority groups in the Lewisham community by working collaboratively with local representatives/ partners, cascading important information, signposting and hosting informative events with a key focus on the areas of mental health, youth crime, employment and education.

What's in it for the volunteer?

  • Working in the voluntary sector
  • Passionate and effective engagement with a highly motivated team
  • Opportunity to utilise specific and transferrable skills
  • Work with community representatives and partners
  • Actively contribute to the positive empowerment of the local community in meeting specific needs and outcomes.

Before you apply

Please submit your CV and also with a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4.
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Young people
  • CAL is a Community Interest Company (CIC). The group was formed in 2016, comprising Lewisham locals who are invested in minority ethnic engagement in the local community. Their main aims in...