•Think strategically about the long term interests of the Library?
•Listen to others’ views and contribute your own to help reach decisions collectively?
•Promote the library and help find new supporters and sponsors?
•Support and collaborate with the Library staff and volunteers?
If so, why not offer your time, energy and skills to your local community library as a Trustee?
As a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, Haddenham Community Library has a Board of Trustees/Directors who are responsible for the management, well-being and effectiveness of the Library. Besides thinking about its services and facilities, its trustees/directors must ensure the library looks after its assets, meets its financial obligations and functions within the legal framework of a charity
We are looking for a new, energetic and committed trustee to join the Haddenham Community Library Board. You would be joining at a critical and exciting time as we are currently developing our Strategic Plan for the future development of services, funding sources and income generation. Our aims include raising the library’s profile, better targeted service to the local community, increased participation in cultural and entertainment activities and growing our income especially through sponsorship and donations. Apart from the usual responsibilities of a trustee this post carries the additional important administrative responsibility for the scheduling of trustee and management meetings and the recording, production and circulation of agendas and minutes. We are therefore keen to hear from anyone who has sound administrative abilities, is well organised and competent at word processing.
Haddenham Community Library since its inception in 2012 has worked in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council to uphold and deliver the traditional role of a public library service. All its current trustees are passionate about its relevance and continuation. You would be joining a group of local people from all walks of life who are committed to ensuring that the library remains at the centre of the community providing a unique space for connecting and learning. All trustees are expected to be willing to engage in a constructive and collaborative manner with all the challenges affecting the library and to act as an advocate in the wider world
Your time commitment would be attendance at the 6 annual daytime library management meetings, agenda setting meetings with the Chair of the Board, some occasional meetings with other organisations and agencies and participation in trustee working groups .If appointed to the post you can expect to receive support and advice to assist you with your role.
If you are interested in applying and would like an informal talk with the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Susan Toner, before submitting an application, she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your details with the library manager.
Job descriptions for this post are available from the Chair. Applicants should email expressions of interest and their CV to the Chair or if preferred, hard copies addressed to the Chair of HCL trustees can be handed in at the Library. Applications will be acknowledged and interviews arranged as soon as applications are processed and the interview panel can be convened.