Fancy helping to lead the world's largest urban cycling organisation?

London Cycling Campaign's Board of Trustees have crucial role in running the charity. Elected by the LCC membership and working with the staff team, the Board governs the organisation and oversees everything from strategy development to our finances. You could be just the kind of person we need to join our Board and helps us get even better at achieving our aims...

2014 Trustee Election - How to Stand

Half of LCC’s Board of ten trustees is elected each year, with each trustee serving a two year term. Accordingly there are five vacant seats in this year’s trustee election. The nominations deadline for candidates in this election is 9 a.m. Monday 4th August.

Only members of the London Cycling Campaign may stand for election. Candidates must be proposed and seconded by two other LCC members. To stand, please complete the Nomination Form and post it to the London Cycling Campaign office, or email a scanned copy to agm@lcc.org.uk, by the above deadline.

Please also include a portrait photograph of yourself for inclusion in the election material sent to members. (A high resolution camera phone photo is acceptable.)

An open day with two slots (10:00-12:00 and 17:00-20:00) will be held at the London Cycling Campaign office on Monday 30th June when those interested in standing can meet current trustees and staff.

For more information on the Board of Trustees, the roles and responsibilities of trustees, and the various ways in which they apply their skills and experience see this article from the June 2014 edition of London Cyclist.

Voting opens in early September and cointinues until the AGM on Saturday 11th October at which the result will be announced.

What is the board of trustees?

As a charity, LCC operations are overseen by a board of 10 trustees, who are elected by our membership.

Trustees play a pivotal role in setting strategy and overseeing staff and volunteer actions: from helping to decide what campaigns we should run to ensuring our finances are in good shape.

Working with our professional staff team, the board is LCC’s highest-level decision-making body after the AGM itself.

All trustees also belong to at least one of our decision-making committees:

  • Campaigns & Active Membership
  • Policy Forum
  • Income Generation
  • Finance & Administration
  • Human Resources

Would you make a good trustee?

Board members come from diverse walks of life. Their backgrounds range from entrepreneurship to academic research; their experiences range from community volunteering to competitive sport.

What they all have in common is a passion for cycling and for making London a better city, through cycling.

We need people who can see the bigger picture, work well with fellow Board and committee members and who can bring to the table their ideas, enthusiasm and opinions.

On a practical level, you will need to attend bimonthly board meetings and attend at least one committee, which can also meet up to six times a year.

These meetings take place in the evening at LCC’s office near London Bridge, generally start at 6.30pm and last up to two hours.

If you have any questions about standing as a candidate in our trustee elections please contact agm@lcc.org.uk