Trustee at Charlton Toy Library

Trustee at Charlton Toy Library

At a glance


  • Fundraising strategy
  • General / operations management
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management
  • Safeguarding


London Borough of Greenwich, SE7 8RE
Mainly at home
Travel limit? No more than 20 miles (Ideally Greenwich, Charlton, Lewisham, Blackheathm, Woolwich, Plumstead)


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
10 Board online meetings per year. Help at fundraising events if available.

Charlton Toy Library is a Registered Charity run by a voluntary Management Committee. We are seeking to hire new Trustees who can commit the time to help move the charity forward to its next growth stage.

What will you be doing?

Charlton Toy Library is a Registered Charity run by a voluntary Management Committee made up of current and former Toy Library members.  We support the wellbeing, safety and development of children living in Greenwich providing families with a place to come and meet other parents, play with their children or get advice from our very experienced members of staff.  We provide free access to toys, books and safety equipment to support children’s needs whilst encouraging to recycle games rather than putting pressure on parents to buy new ones.

Through BBC Children in Need we receive funding to run an Outreach service which supports children and disadvantaged families across the whole Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The impact of Coronavirus and increase of living cost is pushing the most vulnerable children in our country into a downward spiral of isolation. We are seeking  to hire new Trustees  who  are  passionate and motivated,  who can commit the time to help drive the charity forward to its next growth stage and help increase its team.

You will be a great communicator and able to develop strong working relationships with the other Trustees, the employees and volunteers and the members of the Charity. This is an exciting opportunity to put your skills to use and to make a difference to the families in our community, whilst playing an important role in the future of Charlton Toy Library.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Charlton Toy Library is an independent registered charity (No. 285099) and is an equal opportunities employer.

What are we looking for?

Previous experience in a charity. Some knowledge or an understanding of issues related to vulnerable children.

What difference will you make?

Charlton Toy Library currently has a small team of Trustees whose skills include fundraising, volunteer management and customer services. Trustee meetings are held online once a month, generally in the evening to match availability of staff and committee members; in order to contribute to the decision making process Trustees are expected to attend the workshops and training sessions as required in order to gain a clearer understanding of the charity’s work. Currently, the charity has two salaried staff and six unremunerated  trustees.

What's in it for the volunteer?

With your support we can make a difference with local families in crisis.

  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Organisation type: 

    Charlton Toy Library (CTL) is a registered charity, founded by in 1982. We provide a comprehensive support service for families living in the London Borough of Greenwich, supporting child safety,...