ISLAND HOUSE TRUSTEE POSITIONS (MULTIPLE)
Must be available to attend 6 bi-monthly meetings per year
YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU
If you have the skill, prepare to share them now!
Island House is a registered charity and community project based in London’s East End, established by the United Reformed Church in 1972. As part of the voluntary sector, we aim to deliver high quality facilities, services and projects for the promotion of the social, mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and faiths in the Isle of Dogs and wider Tower Hamlets community. As a well-respected community resource, we provide facilities and services for a wide range of tenant and user groups as well as running our own community projects in the areas of Adult Learning, Youth & Family, Public Health and Sport & Leisure. We have recently appointed a new Centre Director and are actively seeking new ways to serve our community.
We are looking for new Trustees who can make a significant contribution to the Board by being able to share their knowledge, expertise and experience. Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health and the governance of its activities; acting always in the best interests of Island House; working together to exercise the same duty of care that a prudent person would apply if looking after the affairs of someone for whom they have responsibility.
Successful applicants must be able to attend 6 Board Meetings (daytime) in a year at our offices near Crossharbour Station and are encouraged to lead or contribute to ad hoc working groups of trustees and staff. In addition to reading papers and preparing for meetings/conference calls, Trustees may be called upon for specific advice if they have particular expertise in a given area.
Becoming a Trustee offers the opportunity for both personal and professional development and is highly rewarding. You will be part of a team of skilled people who are passionate about giving up their own time to help others. Training will be provided where necessary and you will be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in connection with your role.
We are particularly keen to hear from people who live or work locally with a background in general management, employee relations and marketing.
If you are interested please telephone our Centre Director, Paul Rogers on 020 7531 0315 to discuss further.
Island House is a registered charity (#1110519).
We were founded in 1972 as a community project of the United Reformed Church (URC), whose Thames North Trust act as our Custodian Trustees.
St Paul's URC is based at Island House. Their original building, the Scottish Presbyterian Chapel on Westferry Road E14, is now "The St Paul's Arts Centre" (or "The SPACE"), a local performing arts centre.
In 2005, Island House became a charity in its own right, not just a church. Louise Pears was appointed as Centre Director to work alongside the URC minister to develop a new programme of community activities and services. Alongside the new activities, a major refurbishment of the premises took place to integrate the former manse into the community centre and provide a new reception area, improved meeting space and a wheelchair accessible lift to all floors.
As activities and programmes continued to develop, in 2009-11 the garden was redesigned and replacement windows were added under our Greening initiative, followed by the installation of photo-voltaic panels to generate our own electricity in 2012. We first earned Greenmark accreditation in October 2012. We now run a full programme of community projects in our key themed areas, host three tenant groups and have over 40 regular weekly activities using our Centre.
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Isle of Dogs
London E14 3PG
T: 020 7531 0310
Reg. charity # 1110519
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