Trustee Opportunity with Friends of Ecclesfield Library CIO
About the Opportunity
Friends of Ecclesfield Library CIO (FoEL) are keen to recruit one or more new dedicated Trustees to join the management committee of a registered charity. The Trustees ensure that the Library is serving the needs of the local community and library users in the best way possible.
We need trustees to guide the organisation and make decisions that ensure that our vision, aims and mission are achieved. Now that the Library is up and running, it is vital to look to the future both in terms of funding and also how the building can be used more widely for the benefit of the community.
Ecclesfield library is an Associate Library staffed entirely by volunteers. FoEL are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in the local community.
Ecclesfield Library provides community lending library and associated services to the public four days a week as well as running regular activities and events to provide income.
What are we Looking For?
We are looking for people who want to become a regular part of our trustee committee to make the necessary decisions that prioritise where money is spent and what activities are provided. Board meetings are held monthly at the Library, time and date by mutual agreement. We would like trustees who are interested in helping the library volunteers during events and activities.
We would particularly welcome those with the following skills and experience:
Book-keeping or accounts (e.g. Quick Books).
- Marketing, publicity or organising events.
- Fundraising whether small scale events, or writing funding bids.
- Office administration or management experience.
- Experience in a customer-service environment.
- Previous experience on trustee or management boards.
- Involvement with local community groups.
We aim to provide any training that is identified, but no training or specific skills are required to join us. See here for the main duties of a trustee:Essential Trustee Jigsaw.pdf
If any volunteer wishes to work directly with young or vulnerable people, a DBS check will be required.
Friends of Ecclesfield Library CIO is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered in England, No. 1158802.