Role Description for an individual trustee

We describe the work of our trustees in our Role Description for an individual trustee.

Our trustees work together to:

  • Support our youth leadership education and promote our role as the custodian of Highbury and its heritage
  • Be welcoming of all visitors to Highbury, making it accessible to all
  • Work for the benefit of Highbury and its neighbouring communities, including by participating in committees, task & finish groups and working parties with others
  • Make and keep Highbury sustainable – economically, environmentally and socially.

Individually, your role as a trustee would include:

  • Keep yourself informed about our work through attendance at meetings, visits to Highbury and reading about Highbury and about heritage projects generally
  • Make decisions and act in the best interests of the Trust, not in your own self-interest
  • Be an ambassador for Highbury and promote our work to relevant audiences.

The Role Description contains a full description of an individual trustee’s role. We welcome applicants who may not meet all our suggested criteria. Please do not be dissuaded from applying if you feel you have a complementary skillset and passion for an exciting community project.

Your commitment as a trustee

We plan to appoint new trustees for a term of three years. A second term of three years may be offered before the end of the term.

The time commitment is around 2 days a month. We are flexible about your time input and of course virtual meetings are now more common. We can offer additional opportunities to get involved in the life of Highbury and its neighbouring communities. For example, we have representation on committees, task & finish groups and working parties. We arrange many events at Highbury, which you are also welcome to attend.

The position is unpaid, but we will reimburse all reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.

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