Job Title: Trustees
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J64218
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 12, 2019 09:25

Job Description

Aston-Mansfield is seeking trustees with expertise in Fundraising, Communications/Marketing, or Health & Wellbeing.

About Aston-Mansfield

Aston-Mansfield has been working in the heart of east London for over 130 years. We provide a wide range of community development support and activities in the London Borough of Newham, directly delivering services to around 1000 people and 900 organisations each year.


We want to see more children, young people and families in Newham and east London leading happy healthy lives, realising their potential and unlocking their ambition.


Using an integrated and community focused approach we will make long long-lasting change, offering opportunity, community and inspiration to children, families and young people in Newham and east London.


We want our environment to be: Warm and welcoming, keeping everyone safe. Based on mutual respect, with staff and volunteers who are trustworthy Inclusive, where everybody has a voice and is heard Honest: doing what we say we will, and communicating clearly and transparently One which is nurturing and supports people to grow We will: Put children and young people first, and at the centre of what we do Support and encourage diversity and aim to treat everyone fair Strive to be connected to local communities.

The role

Our current strategy includes growing our work with children and young people and families, and creating a new GP/Primary Care Centre at one of our community buildings, and developing more community based health and well being work.

We are looking for Trustees who have particular expertise in one of the following areas: ·

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Communications ·
  • Health & Wellbeing

We want to create a more diverse board, and in particular would welcome applications from women, people from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background, and younger people.

Person specification

  • Senior management experience of fundraising (Trusts/Foundations, and/or Corporate), or Marketing and Communications, or development of community based health and wellbeing programmes
  • A willingness to listen to the views of others but also to speak one’s mind
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • An understanding of the legal responsibilities and liabilities of a trustee
  • An interest in, and commitment to the mission, values and activities of Aston Mansfield
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as Trustee

What difference will you make?

We know that our current programmes for children, young people and families have a significant impact on their lives, by developing their skills and improving their wellbeing. By growing our programmes, and expanding our offer, we know that we can increase our impact. In order to do that, we need to broaden the expertise and diversity of our Trustees.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

The chance to make a real difference in the lives of children,young people and families living in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. The opportunity to work as part of an effective, friendly and supportive Board, and to have a significant impact on the organisation.

How to apply

Please apply via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. The process includes an initial exploratory meeting with the Chief Executive, followed by a meeting with the Chair, another Trustee and the Chief Executive. A DBS check and references are required as part of the process.

Closing date: 29th November 2019.