Set up 128 years ago, Time & Talents is a community charity based in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey, in vibrant, diverse Southwark. Our vision is to create a place ‘where everyone feels part of a community’. We specialise in working with frail, older, and disabled people, alongside wider community cohesion and development work, including community gardening and special themed events, activities and celebrations. Overall, we believe that fun, friendship, and helping people to help each other, creates a happier, healthier community.
The role and the person
Time & Talents is going through an exciting period of expansion and modernisation. Our dedicated and passionate Chair is moving on in November, and now, with a refreshed Board with several new members from November 2016, we are looking to recruit a Chair of Trustees who shares our values and passion for coherent and connected communities, alongside services that meet the needs of the most vulnerable. In addition, we are looking for someone who can:
- Take a strong but sensitive approach to leadership, and build a coherent trustee team
- Use their knowledge and experience of the voluntary sector to support the development of the organisation and its executive and non-executive leadership
- Represent and promote the charity at a senior level, helping to create further opportunities
T&T is a well-respected and much-loved local charity that is increasingly known for its innovative multi-generational community work, and in the last year, we provided targeted services to nearly 200 elderly and disabled people and attracted over 2,500 local people of all ages to our community activities. We are small but we ‘punch above our weight’ in influence and importance to the local voluntary sector, and most of all, in our impact for beneficiaries.
How to apply
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. While we would especially welcome applications from people who live in our local area, this is not essential to success in the role.
Please download the recruitment pack below, and email a full CV and brief covering letter outlining what you would hope to bring to the role to Alexevans@timeandtalents.org.uk as soon as possible, and by no later than 5pm 12th September 2016.
We very much look forward to receiving your application.