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Role

Resource for London Trustee

  • Location

    Islington

  • Sector:

    Social welfare

  • Contact:

    Rachel Ord

  • Role ref:

    J71947

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    30-04-2021

  • Client:

    Reach Volunteering

Resource for London is the largest centre for the voluntary sector in London. Established as a project of the Trust for London we are a charity tackling poverty and inequality. We are seeking to appoint new trustees to join our board in 2021.

 

Role summary

We are looking for suitably qualified or experienced people to join our Board of Trustees focused on the following areas:

  • Legal – commercial landlord and tenant law and contract law
  • Voluntary sector

Candidates should be passionate about tackling poverty and inequality in London. Resource for London is committed to ensuring that its work at all levels reflects the diversity of London. We are keen to have board members that have lived experience of poverty and disadvantage in addition to the relevant skills.

 

Person description

The new Trustees we are looking for will have experience in legal matters, particularly in relation to commercial landlord and tenant law and contract law. In addition we are looking for new Trustees with a track record and knowledge of the voluntary sector.

We are keen to welcome applications from groups who are currently underrepresented on the Board, in particular:

  • People under the age of 40;
  • Disabled people; and
  • People from Black and Minority Ethnic communities

What's in it for the volunteer?

Being a Trustee of Resource for London means that you will have the chance to shape one of the most important charities in the capital. We house many progressive organisations that are aligned with our vision of being a vibrant hub for activities addressing poverty and inequality in the capital. We also have an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events and special projects offering support to London’s voluntary sector.

 

Time commitment

The Board meets four times a year and the overall time commitment is between four and ten days annually.

 

A few more details

Even if you have not considered being a trustee before now we still want to hear from you if you have the commitment and skills to help our work. We provide support to anyone joining who is new to this type of role. Resource for London is located on Holloway Road in the London Borough of Islington where meetings are normally held. Trustees are not paid but reasonable out of pocket expenses are met. Trustees are appointed for five years initially, renewable for a further five year term of office.

 

Before you apply

Please apply via the Reach Volunteering site.

Please send a CV and a short covering email detailing your suitability for the role and the particular skills you hope to bring to Resource for London. Closing date for applications is: Friday 9th April 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be informed in the week commencing 19th April 2021. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be on: Wednesday 28th April 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, interviews are likely to be held virtually on Zoom.

Deadline: 09 Apr 2021.