Draper Hall Finance & Governance Trustee

Draper Together Charity is an exciting, new charitable organisation (an Association CIO with a wider membership) based on the Draper housing estate in Elephant and Castle, in the borough of Southwark, London SE1. The Draper Estate is a very diverse community with a wide range of age groups, cultural backgrounds and economic status, who live on a 50 year old, social housing estate which now has mixed residency; council tenants, private tenants, leaseholders and owned properties. The estate is one of the last of the post-war Brutalist housing schemes, in an area undergoing a £1.3 billion regeneration, a development called ‘Elephant Park.

Trustee role description and person specification

Draper Together Charity is looking for an additional Trustee with a background in Finance, Governance or accountancy, to join the inaugural Board at this exciting time in their development. The Trustee will most likely 2 take up the officer post of Treasurer on the Board, subject to a vote by Board members.

At Draper Together we will look to our Trustees to make full use of any specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the Board make its decisions and this is particularly important in sound financial guidance as we start to implement our three year strategic plan for growth.

Ideally, they are looking for knowledge of any, or a combination of skills in the following areas:

  • Good governance
  • Sound knowledge of financial budgeting, reporting and monitoring
  • Finance and financial management
  • Accountancy

Time Commitment

Board meetings will usually take place out of office hours, in the evening and are held every six weeks, lasting approximately 2 hours. There will be some additional Finance and Governance and HR sub-committee meetings, which the Treasurer will lead on and report the activities to the Board.

How to apply?

All applications will be made to the Draper Together Charity Board of Trustees whose decision is final. Applications will require a CV and covering letter of no more than 2 pages each. Please email your application to: directordrapertogether@gmail.com