Charitable Trustee - New Charlton Community Association

Job Title: Charitable Trustee - New Charlton Community Association
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Volunteer
Reference: NCCA 2019
Contact Name: Thomas Mayne
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 25, 2019 22:33

Job Description

New Charlton Community Association


The New Charlton Community Association (“the Charity”) is seeking volunteer board members with drive and enthusiasm to assist in the delivery of its charitable aims.

The board meets every 4-6 weeks to discuss issues regarding the running of the Charity’s premises and staff management, as well as to agree policies, financial planning and strategic direction for the Charity.

Main Responsibilities   

Our board members are responsible for providing oversight to the operations of the charity in accordance with their obligations as charitable trustees.

They are required to provide strategic direction and decision making in respect of the charity in relation to:

  • Managing the New Charlton Community Centre’s property and assets;
  • Establishing oversight and control over financial matters
  • Monitoring the effective delivery of community services by the charity
  • Strategic decision affecting the future development of the Charity

To achieve this, Board members are requested to commit a minimum of 4-6 Hours a month to attending meetings and assisting with the effective administration of Charity business.

If you are unable to commit to the above level of engagement, we also are looking to recruit a pool of co-opted non-voting advisors to the board. These advisors would be invited to board meetings on an issue-by-issue basis to provide advice and guidance relevant to their given skillset.

Skills and Experience


  • Enthusiasm and commitment to providing beneficial services to the local community;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; and
  • Desire to engage with issues affecting the local community.


  • Professional experience such as: Accountancy, Legal, Human Resources, Charitable/Fund-raising, Procurement, Information Technology etc.
  • Experience of being a charitable trustee/in a position of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of Charity law/trustee obligations (training will be provided in any respect).

About us

The Charity was originally founded as a registered charity in 1976 and its continuing aim is to provide accessible and inclusive community services to the Woolwich Riverside ward. It is our goal to provide a positive contribution to the local area via the provision of services to local community groups facilitating the creation of a cohesive community spirit and social benefits.

We aim to facilitate the recreation or other leisure time occupation for the members of the public at large, in order to improve the conditions of life for those persons making use of the facilities.

Our premises include a large hall building which is hired out to a cross-section of community, voluntary and statutory groups on a regular basis and a community house providing 3 offices, a counselling room and general purpose/meeting room. The venue is also available to hire for private functions, training sessions and meetings.

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