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Hackney Playbus

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Hackney Playbus Trustees provide advice and support to help formulate our strategic plans, to support the staff team in executing the plans and to help with specific aspects of the charity according to their skills and interests. Currently we are seeking to recruit trustees to support in areas of financial management, monitoring and evaluation, IT and media and communications. However, above all, we are looking for trustees from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who reflect the cultures, ethnicities and languages of the families we work with in Hackney and surrounding boroughs. We also welcome trustees with lived experience of bringing up children in challenging circumstances. This is important as we work towards a better understanding of how best to support children and families in Hackney and surrounding boroughs. You do not have to have prior experience of being a Trustee as we will provide help, information and have a friendly induction process.

We are seeking applicants who have:

 A genuine interest in the provision of a welcoming and inclusive community based service for families with children under five.
 A genuine interest in co-production, involving families in the design of our services so that they are accessible and appropriate for their needs.
 A creative and flexible approach to service provision
 A commitment to working as part of a team in the joint provision of oversight and direction to a small and hard working team of staff and volunteers.
 A willingness to be an active team member, taking part in the quarterly trustee meetings and playing a role in working groups as and when appropriate to support staff and specific work streams.

Trusteeships & Committees,Administration

Admin,Basic IT skills - internet & email,Reading & Writing

You will be required to read minutes and reports, access shared documents via google drive, and provide comments and ideas via email and in meetings. There is no requirement to have previous experience as a Trustee - we provide help, information and a full induction at a pace that suits you.

As a Hackney Playbus Trustee you will join a friendly, innovative team of existing Trustees who have a genuine commitment to our charity, our services and how we can improve outcomes for children and families. You will have the opportunity to gain experience and to be part of the decision making process. You will be provided with training opportunities where appropriate. You will find out more about how a small charity functions, its challenges and its advantages and how services are delivered to meet local needs. You will enjoy knowing that the time you give and the skills you share are truly helping to make a difference for families struggling to bring up children in challenging circumstances.

Further location details may be provided below.

Claire Kelly

From Home

Currently meetings are held quarterly four times a year via Zoom with in addition an AGM in April in a location in Hackney

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please contact info@hackneyplaybus.org

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18 and over

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 We welcome and/or have the resources to support:

We welcome everyone 18 and over, but as outlined above, particularly those from black and minority ethnic groups so that our Board of Trustees may better reflect the communities that we work with. We also welcome applicants with lived experience of raising young children under challenging circumstances including but not restricted to: homelessness, poverty, mental or physical ill health.

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Currently all Trustee meetings are on Zoom. This may change but only as a result of agreement by Trustees and staff coordinators.

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