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Volunteer Needed – Trustee

Trustee Role Description 

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 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.

Main Responsibilities   

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:

  • Ensuring the effective running of the charity, ensuring it fulfils its purpose
  • Maintaining 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. 

We are looking for new trustees who have particular experience and expertise in fundraising, communications and/or working in small, volunteer-led organisations.

Essential

  • Enthusiasm to play an active role on the Board and in fulfilling 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
    • Fundraising
    • Communications
    • Volunteer-led organisations
    • Project Management
    • Technology and Data
    • People and Culture
  • Experience of being a charitable trustee/in a position of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of Charity law / Governance / Trustee obligations.
  • Safeguarding experience. 

What difference will you make?

It continues to be 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 you?

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. Many employers offer volunteer days which you could use if deciding to take on a Trustee role with us. 

All trustees work 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. 

Application process

  • STEP 1: Please send your CV (max 2 pages) and a covering email to trustees@sundayassembly.com by 1 May. We can arrange an initial discussion with a current Board member prior to application if requested.
  • STEP 2: We will hold interviews in Mid-may where you will be interviewed by three of our current Board Members.
  • STEP 3: You’ll be invited to our Board Meeting on 12 June to meet fellow trustees, have a taste of the Board Meeting and ask questions.

To apply for a Trustee role or to ask any questions regarding this role, please contact our Trustee Secretary, Angela Miles, by emailing trustees@sundayassembly.com – you may wish to read through the Charity Commission’s Trustee Guide too.

Thank you.