Become a Trustee for the OK Club
We are looking for new trustees – people to help lead the charity and ensure positive experiences and outcomes for those we serve. Our trustees make up the OK Club Management Committee. Members of the Management Committee make sure that the charity is running well and is doing what it was set up to do. This includes ensuring the charity:
- is fulfilling its purpose
- has a clear vision and strategy for the future development of the organisation
- has the money it needs
- spends its money sensibly, on the activities it was raised for
- doesn’t break the rules in its governing document (its constitution)
In addition to these general responsibilities, Management Committee members apply the insight, skills and experience they have gained through work, volunteering or their personal circumstances, to ensure that our work is effective, relevant and has a significant impact in our community.
We are particularly looking for people with experience in one or more of the following areas:
- South Kilburn – people for whom South Kilburn (or a community like it) is home.
- Youth and community work – experience of delivering youth and/or community work or experience of developing, monitoring or reporting on service user experiences and outcomes.
- Property management – experience in repairs, maintenance, compliance and standards.
- Facilities management and development – experience and understanding of marketing venues, rental agreements, dealing with tenants.
- Fundraising – experience of researching opportunities, developing a case for support, writing applications, organising events, recruiting donors.
But if you don’t have any of these specific skills or experiences, please don’t hesitate to apply anyway. Passion and energy go a long way!
The Management Committee meets approximately 9 times per year – monthly with some skipped months. These meetings are usually held at the Club building, but more recently we have also been using video calling to enable people who live further away to fully participate. In addition it is good for trustees to be able to commit some time between meetings – to visit the club, attendance at committee meetings, or other activities which support the activity of the management committee or the wider club.
If having read the above you are interested in getting involved, and feel you have the skills, lived experience and passion to help in the governance process then please send an email expressing your interest to the email address below. We will then be in touch to arrange an informal conversation about next steps. Our usual process is:
- Meeting with an existing trustee to hear about the organisation and discuss involvement, values and skills/experience
- Attend a Management Committee meeting “with a view”
- Complete a Trustee Application/Declaration (including providing two referees – current employer and one other)
- References are completed and the Board agree the appointment by a vote
Inclusion & Diversity:
The OK Club strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where we can ALL be ourselves. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background.
The OK Club is a Safe Recruiter and will require all applicants to undergo a DBS disclosure as well as taking references. A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to working for us but must be declared on application.
You can read more information about the role of a trustee from the Charity Commission website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved
Should you have any questions about the role or the application process, please contact: