We’ve just become a charity and we’re looking for two new Trustees. If you’re an expert in marketing or finance, then read on!
At Share Bristol, our vision is that everybody shares. And on our Board, this means sharing responsibility for the organisation and its running.
We are a collaborative team, with each Trustee having responsibility for a particular area or project, and a flat decision making structure, with no Chair of Trustees. We communicate frequently through our project management software so we know what each other are up to and get feedback before we act if appropriate. Whilst we make our big decisions by consensus, we aren’t a talking shop – we understand who has subject matter expertise, and trust and empower them to make decisions where needed.
We’re looking for two people in particular to join our team:
– Finance lead – someone who is as happy paying invoices and instructing our external payroll company as they are preparing management accounts and predicting our cashflow
– Marketing and engagement lead – someone who has expertise in marketing strategy, able to take the wide view on how we persuade everyone in Bristol to borrow instead of buy, our existing members to renew their memberships year after year and to build relationships with other organisations
Of course, everyone who joins our Board of Trustees has to care about what we’re doing – being passionate about sustainability and keen to help local communities, as well as able to work effectively as part of our team.
Although at the moment our Library is only in Kingswood, we will be opening in Bedminster soon, and have plans to expand across the city. So please don’t think you shouldn’t apply because we aren’t local to you – join us and help us open a Library in your local area as well as take the lead on one of the areas above.
All the details of our Trustee recruitment process is on our website (here), so have a look and then get in touch and share your skills and experience!