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Would you like to become a Trustee of our Charity?  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about what we do.  

We are also particularly keen to hear from candidates who:

  • Who embrace Hackney’s diverse communities; 

We’re particularly looking for experience in the following areas: 

  • Living or working with communities in North and East London

  • Good governance

  • Fundraising

  • Managing Projects

What does a Trustee do?

Our Trustees bring their different perspectives, experience, skills and networks to further the success of NELGC. Trustees are ambassadors for the Charity and  also have duties and responsibilities specified by law including governance, financial management and reporting. The Charities Commission provides a guide to the legal responsibilities of a Trustee.


We’d welcome the opportunity to talk this through with you if you have any questions.

What does being a Trustee involve? 

  • You would be expected to attend at least 4 Board meetings per year, once every 3 months. The date of the meeting is set at least a month in advance and we try to accommodate everyone’s availability.  Board meetings follow a set agenda looking at the programme, the financial together with retaining and evaluating our good governance.  Meetings can be on video call where needed.

  • You would sometimes contribute to working groups or meetings focussed on specific areas of the organisation.

  • You would come and see the work we do

  • You would be an advocate and ambassador for the work we do in Hackney and around London, helping to tell people about the brilliant work we do. 

  • You would support the Chair in recruiting for Executive staff when required. 

  • You would be appointed for one term, which is three years. We would expect you’d stay with us for at least that time.

Sometimes Trustees help us in other ways as well:

  • You might help us to recruit and appoint some key members of staff on occasion.

  • You might mentor or support a member of staff in a role relevant to your skills and experience.

  • You might introduce us to new people who we could work with, or who could support us, including potential funders.

  • You might volunteer some time using your skills to help us with a specific part of what we do.

Who are we looking for?

If these statements apply to you, we’d love to hear from you:


  • I have a passion for sport and education.


  • I care about supporting the local communities in North and East London. 


  • I can offer my time, expertise, insights and experience during board meetings.


  • I will enjoy working with other trustees to shape the charity's future.

Interested? Here’s how to apply. 

Send us your CV, and responses to our questions below.


  • What interests you about being a trustee?

  • What you would bring to the role?

  • What do you aim to get out of being a trustee?


We will accept your responses in the format of either a letter, a powerpoint presentation, a video or audio message, or as text in the body of your email. Please send it to

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