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Volunteer Secretary of the Board (Trustee) for Charity focused on Strengthening Communities and Promoting Wellbeing in London

Sunday Assembly


Posted over 30 days ago...

Sunday Assembly London is seeking a volunteer Trustee Board member with drive and enthusiasm to serve as Secretary of the Board.


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London, WC1R 4RL

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Trustees at Sunday Assembly London determine strategy and oversee operations for a vibrant volunteer-run community that organises twice-monthly in-person Sunday Assemblies, featuring inspiring guest speakers and poets, with a live band leading singalongs.     What will you be doing? As Secretary, you will attend and contribute to our monthly Board meetings, on the second Monday of each month.  You will be able to apply your individual strengths on the Board as well as learn new skills; defining a specialist role, projects and activities where you will take the lead and focus your time. The Secretary role is a pivotal role, helping to organise all things Board related and keep things on track, as well as have an oversight of issues and queries relating to governance.   Main Responsibilities    Our board members are responsible for providing oversight to the operations of the charity in accordance with their obligations as trustees. They are required to review Board papers and play a key role in decision making. For all Board members, this includes:

Ensuring the effective running of the charity, ensuring it fulfils its purpose Maintaining oversight and control over financial matters Monitoring the delivery of community events and activities  Ensuring the effective management of our volunteering community  Strategic decision-making affecting the future development of the charity

  In addition, the role of the Secretary of the Board involves:

Facilitating the charity’s formal decision-making process Ensuring that Sunday Assembly complies with its Memorandum and Articles of Association Maintaining the registers of directors and trustees of the charity  Working with the Treasurer and other members of the Board to produce and submit an Annual report and accounts to bodies such as the Charity Commission

  This includes attending meetings and assisting with the effective administration of charity business and, where possible, attending our events.   See the attached document for a full role description.

What are we looking for?


Organised and the ability to organise others Enthusiasm to play an active role on the Board and in fulfilling Sunday Assembly’s purpose  Ability to take the lead and be a key point of contact for the Board Strong communication skills Desire to engage with issues affecting the community Professional experience such as: 

Agenda setting, minute taking and meeting organisation Fundraising Communications Volunteer-led organisations Project Management Technology and Data People and Culture

Desirable / Nice to have

Knowledge of Charity law / Governance / Trustee obligations Experience of being a charitable trustee/in a position of responsibility. Safeguarding experience. 

What difference will you make?

Trustees at Sunday Assembly London are currently playing a vital role in directing our community through changes driven by the post-pandemic impact on live events.    Our board conducts work that essential for the sustainability of the community by determining a long term strategy that will ensure long term financial stability and create a lasting community long into the future.     Your experience in areas such as governance, community building, change management, live events, or related topics will directly contribute to the health and longevity of this London institution.


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