Shepherd's Bush, Greater London
Voluntary role.
Job description

Play Association Hammersmith and Fulham

Trustee recruitment drive – 2019

Who are we?

The Play Association Hammersmith & Fulham believes that every child has the right to play freely, and that play is an essential part of the wellbeing, social, and emotional development of children and young people.

We run play services in the greater London area in partnership with local authorities, and offer services to tenants’ and residents’ associations during the school holidays and after school to promote inclusion, improve play in estates and communities, and enhance their local offer.

What do the current board do?

Our driven Trustee board exists to support the efforts of our brilliant Office and Play teams. We strive to ensure these teams can do what they do best: continue to provide exciting and stimulating play opportunities for children of all backgrounds and abilities in Hammersmith and Fulham. We’re a team of passionate individuals, with varied skill sets and extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector.

Key personal characteristics for prospective board members:

  • Cares for and values the play rights and needs of children and young people of all backgrounds and abilities;
  • Motivated to stand up for these rights and needs in order to ensure they are met;
  • Willing to provide support in various ways, from providing expert insight in key areas to volunteering at our events.

As a small charity, there will always be an element of mucking-in. We would require any prospective members of the board to be comfortable with this.

The roles:

We are specifically looking for persons with experience in the following areas:

  • Finance/accounting
  • Human Resources

Successful applicants will demonstrate strong experience working or volunteering in one or both of the above areas, preferably within the charity sector. Ideally, applicants will also have previous board experience, but this is not a requirement of the role. The successful applicant will also be comfortable with the following:

  • Working as part of a team, and contributing towards one shared vision;
  • Using their own initiative to proactively seek areas for improvement, and implement strategy to foresee and proactively counter potential issues in the area they are responsible for;
  • Supporting the efforts of fellow trustees, and in particular, the Chair of Trustees to improve the reach and impact of the charity’s efforts.

Application timeline:

  • 2nd June – application period open
  • 2nd June – 5th July, applications to be submitted (if we receive strong interest early on, we may close the process prior to July 5th)
  • 5th July – 12th July, applications review process
  • 12th – 19th July, outcomes announced, and interviews held if necessary
  • Late July / early August – opportunities for successful applicants to meet some our existing trustees and project staff


Application type – CV and Covering letter (1-2 pages, size A4)

If you need any additional support with your application or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on the email provided above.

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Posted on: 19 June 2019
Closed date: 05 July 2019
Job ref: PAHF Trustee role
Tags: Finance, Human Resources