Join Us! Trustee Opportunity

We are looking for Trustees to join our dynamic social enterprise.

MovementWorks was established in 2017 to provide high-quality movement education experiences in deprived areas of London to children, young people, vulnerable adults their carers and educators. We aim to make movement-based learning more accessible to all, with a focus on those with financial hardship, physical disabilities and learning difficulties such as autism and other marginalised groups including, black and ethnically diverse communities.

MovementWorks vision for the future.
We aim to continue to deliver and develop our programmes that have transformed the lives of thousands by boosting physical wellbeing and mental health, improving communication skills and self-confidence and reducing the feeling of social isolation and lack of community.

Our work is delivered by specially trained, freelance professional artists at mainstream and special educational schools, Early Years settings, children centres, community groups that support vulnerable adults and community leisure facilities.

Purpose of the role of trustee
To oversee the strategic direction of the organisation, ensure charitable objectives are met and legal obligations are appropriately delivered.


Key expectations of the trustees

  • Deliver and continually review the development of MovementWorks programmes.
  • Develop a capital and revenue funding strategy
  • Ensure financial and social objectives are met.
  • Attend and participate in Trust meetings and share responsibility for collective decision making.
  • Support the chair to further the goals of the Trust and assess her/his performance.
  • Develop and agree policies
  • Enhance MovementWorks public standing by communicating its goals, vision and activities to the wider community.
  • Proactively support fund raising activities.
  • Recruit Trustees, volunteers and paid staff as appropriate.
  • Ensure the board operates with legal and ethical integrity.
  • Ensure the board operates within the law and inline with its fiscal responsibilities
  • Approve budgets and ensure appropriate financial controls are in place.
  • Embrace diversity thought the organisation and support the promotion of a positive work environment.
  • Be responsible for the management of health and safety, as laid down in legislation and in line with policies and procedures.

Personal Specification
Experience working at senior management or partner level in an organisation

Or

Professional experience of community/heritage/fundraising or marketing at a significant level

Or

A passion for education through movement

It would be useful for candidates to have:

  • A close empathy and understanding of the needs of individuals on the autistic spectrum
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Commitment to the successful delivery of MovementWorks Business Plan and the skills, understanding and vision to make an active contribution to the development of the project.
  • The ability to be a good team player and to make an unique contribution as part of that team.
  • Well developed interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

Meetings
These will take place quarterly and usually on a Monday between 11am and 1pm, although this can be modified if necessary.

They will take place both in person (South London area, exact venue will be confirmed) and online.

Trustees will be expected to read the papers and on occasion carry out additional tasks relating to their role.

Remuneration
This is a voluntary position and is unpaid.


How to apply
Please send your CV and covering letter expressing your interest and how you meet the person specification by email to Juliette@MovementWorks.org. Please use the title ‘Trustee’ in the subject line.

As part of the application you will need to confirm that you are eligible to be a trustee:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Have not been previously disqualified as a trustee or company director
  • Not an undischarged bankrupt
  • Do not have unspent criminal convictions and would be willing to have a CRB check

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this position do not hesitate to contact our MovementWorks Admin, Juls, via email, at Juliette@MovementWorks.org to arrange a call.

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