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Trustees - 4 volunteer roles available
Community Opportunity
  • Salary Unpaid role
  • Location Bermondsey, Greater London
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Training , Governance
  • Sectors Disability
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Job Description

We are seeking enthusiastic people to join us as trustees of our local regeneration charity in South London. You will help us take forward our new exciting textile online education platform and homeworking collective COVID emergency response project, as part of our textile makerspace in the heart of Bermondsey.

We are an organisation led by people with Black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities and carers. This reflects our service users, and we particularly welcome applications from people who can continue this.

Required experience and skills
Professional knowledge or experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Legal
  • HR
  • Charity management
  • Making grant applications
  • Fashion
  • Education
  • Social Enterprise

Desirable (but not essential) experience and skills

  • Lived experience as a person with a Black, Asian or ethnic minority background, a person with a disability, or a carer
  • Local resident in Bermondsey or London Borough of Southwark
  • Prior trustee experience would be beneficial but not essential

The role of Trustee is voluntary and unpaid (other than expenses) but very rewarding and great experience. 

Time commitment
Trustees usually meet quarterly, with a virtual meeting usually from 8pm-9pm on a Tuesday evening.

About Community Opportunity and Made in Bermondsey
We are a Southwark based charity looking to increase employment for those needing to work from home, particularly people who need to shield due to coronavirus and their families. We are led by people with Black, Asian or ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities and carers, so we know what works to get more people like us into employment.

We have been a partner in the Made in Bermondsey £2m regeneration programme funded by the Mayor of London, in partnership with Southwark Council, Blue Bermondsey Business Improvement District and Big Local Works. The lead architects are Hayatsu and Assemble, who developed the Made in Bermondsey concept. As part of the programme we helped create ongoing legacy projects which celebrate the Made in Bermondsey theme and continue to benefit the community for the long term, including the makerspace project.

We have been awarded an initial 6 months’ coronavirus emergency response funding by Power to Change, City Bridge Trust and The National Lottery Community Fund. This is for our makerspace project to help more local people at risk of coronavirus to secure home based employment.

We are proud to say that we are a diverse workforce and we embrace diversity. Community Opportunity are proud to have a mixture of people on our team and across the decision-making board. We are led by people with disabilities and from a range of diverse ethnic groups. We do not discriminate against abilities, age, sexual orientation, gender identities, national origins, religious beliefs. 

How to apply
To apply for the roles, please read through the information above and submit your CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the experience and skills for the role, via the CharityJob website by Monday 1 March 2021 midnight.

For further information and an informal discussion about the role please download the attached job pack with contact details.