Chair and other Trustees Sought

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Posted: 10/03/2022

The Lewisham Toy Library is a charity
that has been supporting the education of children aged 0-8 years since 1976.
It enables families and child carers to borrow educational, quality toys and
play equipment. While encouraging child development, the Lewisham Toy Library
also saves families money and reduces waste and environmental degradation
through the re-use of toys. It is funded by membership payments and grants.

The Lewisham Toy Library employs a
part-time Toy Librarian, supported by volunteers. The Trustees of the charity
are responsible for the organisation’s governance, strategic direction,
financial and staff management. Trustees also support the Toy Librarian in
practical ways according to their time and skills, such as helping to organise
toy sale days, publicising the work and seeking funding to ensure its ongoing

Chair of Trustees: the
Lewisham Toy Library is seeking a new Chair following the outgoing Chair’s
recent retirement. This role of the Chair is to provide leadership and
direction to the Board of Trustees. The Chair will ensure that the organisation
complies with its governing document, charity law, and any other relevant
legislation or regulations. The Chair will work in partnership with the Toy
Librarian, volunteers and other Trustees to help them achieve the aims of the

Other Trustees: new
Trustees are required to join the Board of the Lewisham Toy Library to
complement the skills of the existing team. The types of skills and experience
that are particularly needed are any of the following: small business or
charity management, fundraising, marketing.

information about the role and required commitment can be found at: xxx
[include link to website with full details or say ‘below’ and add details from
other page below].

please send a
letter of interest outlining your relevant expertise with your CV (each no
longer than 2 pages) to librarian@lewishamtoylibrary.org.uk.

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