Who we are
Our projects tend to be aimed at people who are on the edges of society.
With our Borderline Books project we collect books no longer needed by publishers, libraries, authors, agents and others and redistribute them free of charge to those without books via foodbanks, schools, prisons, women’s refuges, refugee organisations and community groups.
We also run a Multilingual Library where we have over 120 languages and dialects and around 20,000 books.
The Kittiwake Trust are looking to appoint new Trustees to join our Board. We are looking for individuals with a strong personal commitment to our aims and objectives, and the skills and experience to help us achieve them. For more information about the work we do visit www.kittiwaketrust.org.uk.
The main responsibilities of the Trustee include:
- Assist the Kittiwake Trust to carry out the purpose for which it was set up.
- Make sure the Kittiwake Trust complies with its governing document and complies with charity law requirements.
- Act in the Kittiwake Trust’s best interests and to do so with reasonable care and skill.
- Ensure the Kittiwake Trust is accountable and complies with statutory accounting and reporting requirements.
We are looking for the following qualities:
- Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees.
- Fundraising experience.
- A broad understanding of charity finance issues.
- Good understanding of charity governance issues.
- Strong communication and networking skills.
- Understanding of the local environment/area.
- Commitment to the charity’s objectives, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities.
- Knowledge of the type of work undertaken by the organisation.
- The Board meets at least 6 times a year (in person but there is an option to join via Zoom).
- In addition to Board Meetings, other contact – usually electronic or by telephone – will be necessary.
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