Who we are
The Bradfield Club is a registered charity which runs a youth and community centre in North Peckham and has been working with young people for over 100 years. The club provides hugely important support and social service to our (predominantly Black and Asian) members, many of whom are highly vulnerable coming from low-income families and a relatively disadvantaged local community. Our club offers young people in Peckham a safe environment to play, eat and find individual support. The further purpose of our club is to help our members develop key skills, broaden horizons and access opportunities, thereby enhancing their future employability.
The club’s activities focus on boys and girls in the age range 8-18, and we welcome approximately 500 members a year. The club is normally open four times a week from late afternoon till about 9pm. We employ a Club Manager who is also our Senior Youth Leader, and an Assistant Youth Leader together with a number of part-time instructors.
Our trustee board at present comprises 9 charity trustees, who meet three (or more) times a year in the evening between 630 and 830pm. There are also 4 committees which meet as and when required (Regulation & Infrastructure, Youth Work, Finance and Fund-raising; Re-development).
Proposals to redevelop the club’s site and provide a new, purpose-designed club on part of the same site are at an advanced stage.
We are looking for the following skills to replace those of the retiring trustees and complemet those of the wider trustee board:
1. Finance & Accounting - at least one of the new trustees will have the skills to take over the role of Treasuer of the Bradfield Club within approxmately 18 months of appointment as a trustee
2.Fund raising - at least one of the new trustees will have experience in relationship-building with potential corporate and municipal partners and sposors and undertake liaison with grant-giving bodies and trusts which focus on improving the lives of youg people in London
3. Skills-development - at least one of the new trustees will have an interest in diversifying the activities of the Bradfield Club, including liaison with local schools and businesses and helpingyoung people to beambitious and achieve the qualifications and skills they need to achieve further education/traiaing or emplyment when they leave school
4. Legal - ideally one of the new trustees wll have a legal background
Applicants from the widest range of backgrounds will be welcomed.
Interviews by zoom willbe arranged as soon as applicatons are received from candidates who appear to have the appropriate qualifications.
Applicants will eed to supply contact details of two persons who can confirm their good character and suitabilty toact as charity trustees Appointments will be conditional on enhanced DBS clearance.
Applicants who wish to talk informally about the role are invited to contact Charles George (Vice-President and trustee of the Bradfield Club) [email protected] who will, if requested, arrange for them to visit the Bradfield Club in Commercial Way, Peckham, and meet the Club Manager