About the role

Aston-Mansfield is a well established community development organisation based in Newham, East London. This is an exciting time to join Aston-Mansfield, as we seek to increase our impact on the wellbeing and potential of children and young people. We are currently going through a significant transition, aiming to focus all of our work on children, young people and families, and, over a period of time, moving away from the provision of community buildings.

There is a strong element of social enterprise in our new strategy, and this is a new area for Aston-Mansfield. We want, therefore, to strengthen the Board's expertise in social enterprise, particularly in relation to local social enterprises which could enhance the lives of the young people and families we work with.

The Board is focused on implementation of our new strategy, including growing our children and youth work, integrating our programmes, establishing a new ecosystem of children, youth and family work in our local areas, and developing social enterprise.

Organisationally, we aim to become more financially sustainable, to improve the way that we measure impact, and to make our property portfolio more profitable. We currently have 10 Trustees, whose expertise includes finance, corporate governance, business development, marketing and communications, fundraising, and knowledge of the voluntary sector.

Person description

Essential

  • Experience of setting up and running local social enterprises
  • An ability to translate this expertise into the context of Aston-Mansfield, and the young people and families we work with
  • A willingness to listen to the views of others but also to speak one’s mind 
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team 
  • An understanding of the legal responsibilities and liabilities of a trustee 
  • An interest in, and commitment to the mission, values and activities of Aston-Mansfield
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as Trustee

Desirable

  • Experience of working with young people to set up and run a social enterprise
  • Voluntary sector governance experience
  • A DBS check is required for this role

To apply please visit: https://reachskills.org.uk/opp/social-enterprise-trustee