Kingston, Surrey, Greater London


Job Description

Could you play a part in ensuring the development and sustainability of a charity in Kingston that is a key support to the wellbeing of local women?

We want to hear from people within the following professional backgrounds for the related Trustee appointments:

  • Accountant – Trustee, Treasurer
  • Psychotherapist/Counsellor -  Trustee, Clinical Advisor
  • Fundraising & Business Development Manager -  Trustee, Fundraising
  • Project Management -  Trustee, Project Management

We are particularly interested in applicants with senior charitable fundraising experience. 

Over the next 12 months we will be looking to build a robust board of Trustees. As a charity it is imperative we have a reliable Board, fit for purpose.  The charity is small with a turnover of less than £100K however it has no debts and a significant property asset.  It’s an exciting time as it feels like a start-up with many opportunities for you to help shape decision making and operational plans moving forward.  Current board meetings are fairly informal and if appointed you would need to be prepared to balance both strategic and operational work. In other words you must have the ability to get things done, spearhead the areas of work you lead on, pulling in resources and people when needed whilst keeping a head for crucial judgements.  All Trustees work on a voluntary basis and the right candidates would be expected to ensure that professionalism and time management are of a high standard.  We are a vibrant, engaging bunch with a depth of professional experience. We look forward to adding new skills to the mix for the benefit of the charity.

We will be working towards a 3-year plan to strategically develop the charity and ensure sustainability for the long term. A significant part of this we expect to include building partnerships and growing revenue outside of the existing revenue stream.  We will be looking to set up a number of committees that will support turning our vision into a reality.

All Trustees are asked to attend a minimum of six Board meetings a year, an induction meeting at the start of their term, ad hoc training when available, and give eight hours a month to work relating to their specified area or committee.

You will need to either live or work near Kingston and have an understanding, or strong interest in issues affecting women and/or charitable organisations. Previous Board or Committee experience would be an advantage but is not essential. Please consider if you have been a part of a collaborative decision-making process previously. All appointments are voluntary however expenses will be reimbursed.

The process for recruitment will be:

1. Submission of CV and covering letter including referee contact details

2. Informal telephone conversation with a Trustee

3. Interview with the panel

How to apply

Application will be by CV (no more than three pages) and an accompanying letter (no more than two pages) explaining your interest, relevant professional expertise and motivation in applying for your chosen Trustee appointment and what you believe you can contribute to Kingston Women’s Centre.  Please ensure you supply two referees; full name, relationship to you, email and telephone number.  We will not contact them without prior agreement from you.

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