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Join our Team: Trustee Chair

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Become a Trustee at the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre and help us achieve our vision for a more connected, belonging and thriving LGBTQ+ community in London.

The London LGBTQ+ Community Centre project was launched by a team of volunteers in 2017.

Our mission is to provide London with a safe, sober, intersectional, intergenerational, community centre and café where all LGBTQ+ people feel welcome and supported, can build connections, and flourish.

In December 2021, we opened our first physical space as a pilot on London’s bankside, which is about to become permanent. 

Our Centre is for LGBTQ+ people of all ages, from all backgrounds, faiths and walks of life. Intersectionality is at the heart of our ethos. 

Our values are: 

Respect ⎢Community⎢ Intersectionality⎢ Empowerment⎢ Solidarity⎢ Responsibility

You can learn more about our organisation on: londonlgbtqcentre.org

ROLE DESCRIPTION FOR A CHAIR:

All trustees have joint governing responsibilities with other trustees to ensure that the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these. 

Being responsible for the performance of the organisation and for its behaviour; ensuring that the organisation complies with all legal and regulatory requirements. Acting as guardians of the organisation’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application. Ensuring that the organisation’s governance is of the highest possible standard and is striving for best practice in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 

Chair-specific responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership to the organisation and the Board by ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of the organisation’s mission in order to provide greater public benefit.
  • Steering our long-term strategy; addressing challenges and guiding our Business Development Manager on ensuring the organisation is on the right path to deliver our mission sustainably. 
  • Chairing and facilitating board meetings 
  • Giving direction to board policy-making 
  • Checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented 
  • Representing the organisation at functions and meetings, and acting as a spokesperson as appropriate 
  • Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making 
  • Join and chair bi-monthly or quarterly meetings
  • Join and chair the Annual General Meeting

Along with the Business Development Manager (BDM): 

  • Planning the annual cycle of board meetings and other general meetings where required, for example, annual general meeting 
  • Setting agendas for board and other general meetings 
  • Developing the board of trustees including induction, training, appraisal and succession planning
  • Addressing conflict within the board and within the organisation, and liaising with the BDM to achieve this
  • Liaising with the BDM to keep an overview of the organisation’s affairs and to provide support as appropriate 
  • Leading the process of supporting and appraising the performance of the BDM

As a Trustee you will have:

  • Induction and training
  • The opportunity to be part of the organisation’s journey at a very exciting moment
  • An opportunity to influence & collectively lead an organisation
  • Develop new skills
  • Opportunities to network with senior professionals
  • The chance to contribute to helping all LGBTQ+ individuals in London to live happier, healthier lives and have a stronger sense of belonging
  • The opportunity to work with a team of very passionate, professional, fun and diverse people

Deadline for applications: 16 September 2022

Do you want to apply? Please send us your CV + a small letter stating how you could make a change as a Trustee and why you would like to work with us, to bisila@londonlgbtqcentre.org.

We particularly welcome applications from trans, non-binary and POC candidates. We are a disability-positive employer and we welcome the opportunity to provide reasonable adjustments as defined by the Equality Act 2010 during the interview process and upon appointment. Please inform us if you feel you meet this criteria.

Do you want to know a bit more first? Do not hesitate to drop us an email to bisila@londonlgbtqcentre.org to arrange a call.

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