1. Creekside Education Trust

Board Secretary Trustee


We have a fantastic team of passionate, knowledgeable staff and volunteers who manage a full programme of conservation and education work and run exciting and varied activities and events throughout the year.

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Who we are

We are based on a small site on the banks of Deptford Creek in South East London and offer a unique opportunity to safely access and explore the river bed at low tide. The site is managed for wildlife and over 300 species of wildflowers have been recorded. The purpose built Creekside Discovery Centre opened in 2002 and is equipped with offices, a classroom and full facilities.

The role

In addition to the general responsibilities outlined above, the Board Secretary also has some specific responsibilities:• Work with Chair and CET Manager to agree the annual schedule of Board meetings and AGMs• Work with Chair to draft, finalise and circulate Board meeting agendas• Take minutes at Board meetings, AGMs and EGMs, ensuring that they are accurate and stored on the CET Trustees Sharepoint system• Maintain the organisation of the CET Trustees Sharepoint filing system• Create and maintain Board Meeting Action Trackers, following up with relevant individuals to ensure completion of actions• Ensure that accurate and up to date CET information is held with the Charity Commission and Companies House• Create and maintain list of current CET policies, flagging to the Board as and when these come up for renewal/review• Assist with the planning, coordination and communication of AGMs• Support the recruitment and onboarding of new Trustees• Organise relevant training for Trustees• Work with Chair to conduct regular Board skills audits• Work with CET manager on joint tasks to facilitate effective Board/ Staff workstreams• Flag any areas of concern to the Chair.Person specification for the Board SecretaryIn addition to the general responsibilities for all trustees as set out above, the Board Secretary also needs additional skills and experience as follows:1. Experience in the administration of senior-level meetings2. An understanding of how Boards work3. A working knowledge of Charity governance and decision-making structures4. Good IT/digital and minute-taking skill

Supporting document(s)

  • trustee-recruitment-pack-creekside-education-trust---april-2024.pdf - Download
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