Location: Central London. Some travel will be required.
Having now completed our initial setup phase, we are recruiting new trustees to join the Board at an exciting and pivotal moment in our short history. We are a small agile team, with Trustees working closely to support our amazing staff. We are also refreshing and reviewing our governance to attract a wider range of skills, interests and networks across London. Our values are London’s values:
• We promote equality and champion diversity
• We actively collaborate
• We are always learning
• We act with integrity
• We are bold
• We look for the bigger picture
About London Plus
London Plus is a big, brave idea to champion London’s civil society through insight, influence and powerful connections. London Plus is new a pan-London civil society organisation, set up in 2018 (under the remit of Greater London Volunteering - “GLV”) with a small team that that focuses on the following work areas:
• Social research and data
• Advocacy and voice
• Communications/digital content and operations
• Employment and skills policy and project work
To make London’s voluntary action more effective it will benefit from reliable information, great networks and an influential voice. Civil society organisations are invited to become our members. We facilitate networks to enable conversations to bring about change. With our members and partners, we aim to be the go-to place to bring about positive change for Londoners and the diverse communities and networks that make up civil society in this great capital.
We are looking for people who can work with us to practically deliver our strategy, recognise and nurture relationships, work and respond creatively, whilst keeping an eye on the horizon: trustees who can operate at the interface of civil society and statutory agencies and understand/ help realise the strategic potential of this.
You will have:
• Belief in the value of voluntary sector infrastructure, community development and volunteering
• Desire to increase the voice of civil society
• Ambition to rethink the role of civil society
• Commitment to social inclusion
Our recent skills audit identified a need for skills, knowledge and connections in:
• Enterprise/business development
• Finance/financial management
Once we have completed the recruitment of new trustees, we will seek to appoint a chair from the new board.
You will be joining us as we move into developing and delivering new projects, extending our relationships and building on established work. We are not complacent and seek ambitious people to join our Board, ensuring we are always relevant to what London civil society needs now and in the future.
How to apply
If you would like to apply for this position, please send the following:
• A full CV
• A supporting statement that tells us why you are interested in this post and your suitability to meet the requirements of the person specification.
Applications should be submitted through the Webrecruit portal. To do this, please select the apply button shown.
We are unable to accept applications directly. Your application may not be considered if it is not submitted through Webrecruit.
If you would like an informal chat about this role, prior to applying, please send an email to our Interim CEO, Elizabeth Balgobin (email@example.com) and include your phone number and availability for a call, including early evenings. She will respond and call you back.
We have a rolling recruitment for new trustees and encourage you to apply at the best time for you. However, if you are interested in joining the board at our AGM on 28th November 2019, please apply by 14th November 2019.