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Chair and Trustees

Chair and Trustees

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Islington Play Association is a vibrant, proactive children’s charity. Our aim is simple - to create, provide, improve and protect places for the children of Islington to play.

IPA runs Paradise Park Children’s Centre, six adventure playgrounds, including one specifically designed for disabled children, and a myriad of other play focused projects across the borough. As we extend our social enterprise functions and look for creative ways to remain sustainable in a time of reducing budgets and increasing needs, we are looking for resourceful, innovative and committed people to strengthen our Board of Trustees. As a member of our Board you will also bring strategic vision, good independent judgment and the ability to think creatively.

We are currently seeking:

  •  A Chair to provide leadership and be responsible for ensuring the Board fulfils its responsibilities for the overall governance, strategic direction and developmentof the charity. After 3 years of leading the Board of Trustees, the current Chair will be standing down at the 2015 AGM but will be staying on as a trustee tocontinue to support IPA.
  • Three Trustees with knowledge and expertise in one of the following areas: HR, campaigning, fundraising, project management or corporate relationships.

You will have:

  • leadership experience
  • a track record of effective contribution as a Trustee, non-executive director or aspart of a senior leadership team
  • excellent communication skills
  • a collaborative approach

These are non-remunerated positions (expenses paid) and all Trustees are asked to give approximately 10 days per annum for Board meetings, sub-committee meetings, annual away days and ad-hoc trustee panels.

You will be joining a highly respected organisation in the world of play delivering excellent, high quality children’s services informed by the theories of playwork and be part of making a real difference for the children of Islington.

IPA believes that Play is what children do when they are allowed freedom to explore their world. Our services are unique exciting places where no two days are the same. Expect to be amazed and inspired by the depth and breadth of the innovative and original ideas of children at play. Help us to facilitate that play by being part of the governance that makes it all possible.

If you have the commitment and passion to truly make a difference, please e-mail your CV and a brief statement (of no more than 250 words) outlining why you are right for the role to 

Closing date for applications: 23rd September 2015

Meet the CEO week: 28th September – 2nd October 2015

Meet the trustees event: 21st October 2015

IPA values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. IPA is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of safer recruitment practices, the applicant will have an Enhanced Disclosure and
Barring Service (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau) check.