New Trustees Required – closing date 31st July 2016

Carnegie Community Trust (CCT) is looking for new trustees. Could you help this local charity work to achieve a Community Asset Transfer of Carnegie Library into community ownership, to regenerate and safeguard our landmark civic building, and reopen it under community management?

Community Asset Transfer is a process by which a local authority can transfer ownership of a building, usually via a lease, to a legally constituted organisation with appropriate charitable or social objectives, working for the benefit of the community.   CCT has made a formal application for Community Asset Transfer of the Carnegie building and we will be submitting our Business Case in September to enable the Council to make a final decision. The vision remains the same as in 2011, namely in a modern context to combine lifelong learning with both enterprise and social activities in a flourishing Community Hub for everyone in Herne Hill.

CCT is now moving forward from the start-up stage of testing project viability towards the challenge of running a large multi-purpose community building. Trustees are now needed who can help take Carnegie to this next stage. We aspire to recruit a diverse Board, with new Trustees who will strengthen the community and diversity representation of the Trust, and expand the Board’s skills and experience. Trustees will be asked to demonstrate a firm commitment to the aims of the Trust and to the community of Herne Hill and surrounding areas. We are looking for the following skills and experience, however this is not an exclusive list and please do not be daunted by it. You may have other skills and special local knowledge to offer.

oblique front

  • Managerial and commercial experience, including business plan monitoring and development
  • Buildings development projects and operational management
  • Communications and marketing (including website and social media)
  • Fundraising (including grant applications) and income generation
  • Community development, including outreach
  • Working with young people
  • Working with vulnerable adults and older people
  • Delivering arts and education projects
  • Event planning and management
  • Catering management
  • Legal areas such as commercial, property, contract or employment law
  • Accounting

Trustees will be required to make a significant contribution of time and do direct project work, particularly in the period during which the Community Asset Transfer is under way, and while the Community Hub and Library are being established.

New Trustee application form, etc.

  • Application form
  • Equality monitoring form
  • Fit and Proper Person declaration
  • CCT trustee recruitment policy & procedure

In addition, applicants should read the following:

  • CCT Constitution
  • Chronology
  • Preferred Option
  • Newsletter summer 2016

All the above documents are on our Project Documents page.  To request paper copies, or to set up an informal chat with one of the current Trustees to find out more, please email: or ring Frances Lamb on 020 7738 5747.

The closing date for applications is 31st July 2016.   Successful applicants will be invited for interview in August with a panel of four, including two current Trustees and chaired by an independent external Chair. Information about our current Trustees is here on our Trustees page.

Carnegie Community Trust CIO