Do you take an interest in your local community? Are you passionate about where you live? Do you have some spare time in which you can take a proactive role on the voluntary board of a local community organisation?
We are seeking two non-exec Directors to join our current Board of Directors at Roman Road Trust. As a director, you will be required to draw upon your skills, knowledge and experience to support the work of Roman Road Trust.
Since its creation in 2013, RRT has helped launch several community initiatives including the Yard Market, Roman Road Festival, Roman Road LDN high-street magazine, Orchard Project, Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Plan, Globe Town Common Vision and Rediscovering the Bow Heritage Trail.
In 2020, Roman Road Trust ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to build a community space known as The Common Room. The space is currently under construction and is due to be completed in September 2023.
Plans for the future include launching The Common Room to become a self-sustaining and enriching community centre for the people and organisations of Roman Road and East London more widely alongside developing the new Bow Heritage Trail further.
The voluntary roles will see some months when little is needed other than offering advice via email and attending monthly Board meetings, and then other months when it may entail up to an hour’s voluntary work per week.
About Roman Road Trust C.I.C
Roman Road Trust (RRT) is a non-profit organisation helping improve the Roman Road area for the benefit of residents, businesses and regular visitors. The Roman Road is in the heart of London’s East End and home to one of London’s longest-running and largest street markets.
Our vision is to contribute to greater affinity, pride and participation by residents and regular visitors in their local community.
RRT is a Community Interest Company (CIC). All profits are ploughed back into our community initiatives. We are funded through grants, sponsorships from local businesses and partnerships with the local authority.
RRT is constitutionally set up as a membership organisation with local members. However, the membership scheme is yet to be fully implemented.
RRT is led by Managing Director, Rosie Vincent. Rosie is a local resident who moved to Bow in 2014 to study at Queen Mary University of London. Prior to moving to London, Rosie was raised in Suffolk where her father and sister own successful independent businesses. Rosie is currently completing her teacher training and will be leaving RRT to become a full-time teacher in August 2023.
RRT’s work is done on a project-basis, with most projects led by Rosie and other freelance professionals who work for RRT. A large amount of work is also done on a voluntary basis or with volunteer assistance. The RRT has no permanent employees.
RRT’s activities have grown gradually since the organisation began as the Roman Road Town Team in 2012, incorporating as Roman Road Trust in November 2014.
Rosie Vincent reports to the RRT Board. The Board is non-executive and comprises:
- Secretary – Anna Rowell
- Dir of Finance – Chris Worthington
- Dir of Civic Engagement– Irene de Lorenzis
- Dir of Architecture – Eddie Blake
- Dir of Construction – Alex Hammerton
Board Meetings and Duties
Board meetings are held once a month from 7-9pm on a weekday evening. Directors are expected to attend the monthly Board meetings and to also attend relevant sub-committee and other meetings occasionally where necessary.
The Board is non-executive and all directors are unpaid. However Directors are expected to be committed and have an active role in order to support and develop this organisation. Activity levels vary.
To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your interest in joining Roman Road Trust and your relevant knowledge and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org