Now's the time to put yourself forward to become part of the London Cycling Campaign leadership team
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:13pm 31 Jul 2013
- Posted in: Blog
- Tagged with: volunteering, campaigns, local groups, trustee election, finance, human resources
The London Cycling Campaign has five trustee positions up for grabs for suitably passionate and skilled volunteers.
All candidates must have a strong drive to turn London into a city that's safe and inviting for everyone to cycle - this is the shared passion that binds our staff and non-executive management into a highly motivated team.
You might have been a board member of a charity before, bringing tested strategic management skills, or you might be seeking to strengthen these skills in your first board position.
Perhaps you already contribute to our local groups, or be looking forward to understanding more about the huge contribution that our 33 borough groups make to London life.
Most importantly, you need to make sure that we support our charitable aims (supporting our members, campaigning for change, and promoting cycling) and that we are financially healthy so that we can continue our essential work.
Some of the board will be responsible for our financial compliance and health, through our Finance & Admin Sub-Committee (the holders of the purse-strings).
Currently, our Human Resources Sub-Committee would benefit from a board member with professional HR experience.
Some trustees lead the Campaigns and Active Membership Sub-Committee and Policy Forum, which would welcome people with knowledge of our local groups, the policy and political background, and exemplary cycling infrastructure.
Ideally, you’ll be keen to engage your networks in supporting our campaigns, funding a project or you’ll generally have good ideas for projects with the public and corporate sectors.
You may like to be on our Income Generation Sub-committee if generating ideas to bring in extra income is what floats your boat.
Sometimes you will need to make difficult decisions, such as which organisations we are prepared to collaborate with or what campaign to focus our resources on at the expense of another.
We want people with strong ideas, but that can also work in a team and live with a majority opinion when needed.
You would be joining Claire Wren, David Love, Suzanne Fogg, Rachel Aldred and Mel Grech, who will all be halfway through their two-year terms.
Their knowledge and experience includes local group activity, civil service, international development, management consulting, running small businesses, transport policy and social science.
The deadline for applications to take part in our trustee elections is 9am on Thursday 15 August.
Trustee open day on 5 August
We're having an open day for trustees on Monday 5 August from 3-6pm at our office near London Bridge.
Please come if you'd like to learn more about our organisation and ask questions of staff and existing trustees.
If you’d like to know more about the responsibilities that trustees have in general, please read this page or contact Mel or Claire (see above).