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Recruiting: Chair of Trustees

Olly and IdaSet 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

About Us

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 as soon as possible, and  by no later than 5pm 12th September 2016. 

T&T Chair Recruitment Pack 2016

We very much look forward to receiving your application.




We know that this is a difficult time for everyone and we continue to do everything we can to support our users and the wider community.  We’re working hard to adapt our face to face services and activities and look forward to providing updates on these soon.

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and users remains our priority and we continue to reduce risk of transmission and ensure that unnecessary risks are not taken. This means that members of the public are not allowed to enter the Old Mortuary building or use the toilet.


Current services include:

For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:

  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3


As always, we welcome volunteering applications

Please support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our fundraising campaign

You can contact us as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

14 August 2020