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2022 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 five 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:

  • The effective running of the charity, ensuring it fulfils its purpose
  • Establishing 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. 

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: 
    • Finance or Accounting
    • Strategy
    • 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?

Now is 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. It is a great way to build professional experience, have a lasting impact and give 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: We can arrange an initial discussion with a current Board member prior to receiving your application which should consist of your CV (max 2 pages) and a covering email to trustees@sundayassembly.com by 11 March.
  • STEP 2: We will then hold interviews w/c 21 March where you will be interviewed by three of our current Board Members.
  • STEP 3: You’ll be invited to our Board Meeting on 9 May to meet fellow trustees, have a taste of the Board Meeting and ask questions. You’ll also be asked to attend our AGM in June (Date TBC) which is when you’ll be formally appointed.

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

Thank you.