Community Charity seeking Trustee with Legal experience relating to charities and property

Community Charity seeking Trustee with Legal experience relating to charities and property

At a glance


  • Legal
  • Rural and town planning
  • Advice / Advocacy


Orpington, BR6 6BQ
Mainly at the office, or mainly at home.
Travel limit? 10 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
Trustees have meetings 1-2 hours 9-10 times a year and there may be follow up actions coming out of each meeting.


30 Mar 2024

Who we are

The Association owns and manages the Greenwood Centre, the local village hall. The charity's purpose is to promote provision of facilities for leisure time occupations for local inhabitants. 

What will you be doing?

The skills listed are an indication - any would be desirable but not a pre-requisite.

General Responsibilities

  • Providing advice on legal issues
  • Attending monthly meetings (9-10 annually)
  • Following up on actions from meetings
  • Maintaining good financial management
  • Ensuring the Centre is maintained to an excellent standard

What are we looking for?

What we need

People with commitment and enthusiasm who are willing to take on unpaid responsibility and have new ideas and creativity to progress the Association into an even more active role within our local community.

Useful experience:

  • Charity governance
  • Legal knowledge relating to charities and property management

What difference will you make?

We currently have four trustees, Ideally we would like to increase to the maximum number of eight, giving us a robust Board with diverse expertise to increase the work the charity can do and the speed with which it can achieve the projects on which it embarks. A local solicitor does provide some pro bono advice but recently a number of issues have arisen which needed more specific advice related to areas outside their expertise.

Before you apply

Applicants should provide a CV covering the relevant skills and experience for the role of a trustee. Successful applicants will be provided with a Trustee Guidance pack and set of Association Policies to read prior to attending a Trustee meeting as an observer. They will be able to ask questions at the end of the meeting. Applicants shortlisted will be invited to a separate interview with the Trustees, who will also ask the same set of questions of each applicant.

  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Organisation type: 

    To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Green Street Green and the surrounding area the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have...