Trustee Role

Trustee Role

Trustee/Governor
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At a glance

Skills

  • Digital Trustees
  • Network / system management
  • Project management / Product owner
  • SEO and analytics
  • Business development / Sales
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Market research

Where

Board meetings are accessed remotely via Zoom , WC1R 4RL
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? Not necessary

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week
We request a minimum commitment of 6-8 hours a month to attend meetings, assist with the administration of charity business and attend some events.

Deadline

27 Jun 2021

Sunday Assembly London’s Board plays an instrumental role in ensuring the Charity is sustainable, taking the lead in decision making and strategic direction of the organisation, as laid out in our governing document.

What will you be doing?

Sunday Assembly is seeking two volunteer Trustee Board members with drive and enthusiasm to assist in the delivery of its charitable aims. You will attend and contribute to our monthly Board meetings, on the second Monday of each month. 

You will be able to apply your individual strengths on the Board as well as learn new skills; defining a specialist role, projects and activities where you will take the lead and focus your time.

Our board members are responsible for providing oversight to the operations of the charity in accordance with their obligations as trustees. They are required to review Board papers and play a key role in decision making in relation to:

  • The effective running of the charity, ensuring it fulfills its purpose
  • Establishing oversight and control over financial matters
  • Monitoring the delivery of community events and activities 
  • Ensuring the effective management of our volunteering community 
  • Strategic decision-making affecting the future development of the charity

To achieve this, we request a minimum commitment of 6-8 hours a month. This includes attending meetings and assisting with the effective administration of charity business and, where possible, attending our events.

What are we looking for?

We’re particularly interested to hear from people from minority and under-represented groups and open to making reasonable adjustments. We are also committed to our meetings being accessible remotely. 

Essential

  • Enthusiasm to play an active role on the Board and in fulfiling Sunday Assembly’s purpose 
  • Ability to take the lead and be a key point of contact in your specialist field 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Desire to engage with issues affecting the community.

Desirable / Nice to have

  • Professional experience such as: 
    • Strategy
    • Project Management
    • Technology and Data
  • Experience of being a charitable trustee/in a position of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of Charity law / Trustee obligations.
  • Safeguarding experience.

What difference will you make?

Now is a challenging time for communities like ours, given the impact of COVID-19 on our operating model. We are therefore looking to recruit additional skills to our Board of trustees to assist navigating these challenging times.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Being a charitable trustee is a position of responsibility within an organisation and a great way to build managerial level experience as well as giving something back. Our new trustees will be working with the Coordination Crew and stakeholders as appropriate. We ask that you come to your role with an open mind and shape the role to optimise the expertise you bring to the Board.

Before you apply

STEP 1: If an informal chat is of interest, please email our Trustee Secretary, Annie Perez, at trustees@sundayassembly.com STEP 2: Following this, we ask you to submit your application, ideally attaching a cover letter alongside your CV, via the Reach Volunteering Platform. We will then hold interviews June-July where you will meet a couple of our current Board Members. STEP 3: you’ll be able to attend our August Board Meeting (9 August) and meet fellow trustees, have a taste of the Board Meeting and ask questions.
Causes
  • Arts
  • Local / community
  • Sunday Assembly is a secular community which strives to help people 'Live Better, Help Often, and Wonder More.' Connection and community are at the heart of everything we do and dedicated...