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17 May 2019

King's connects local charities looking to recruit new trustees

King’s is launching Board Bank, a new support service to connect staff and students with local charities and organisations that are looking to recruit new trustees.

Board Bank

Board Bank has been developed in response to King’s staff and students, who called for more opportunities to support our local communities during the Vision 2029 consultation. Local organisations also said that they struggle to recruit trustees and asked if King’s could help.  

A series of Lunch & Learn sessions will take place at the Denmark Hill, Guy’s and Strand campuses throughout June. Alongside this a Trustee Fair in the Great Hall at King’s will provide an opportunity to connect with local organisations hoping to recruit new board members. 

Volunteering as a trustee on a charity board is a great way to support a cause you are passionate about, while gaining leadership experience, cross-sector skills and exposure to new environments that can help enhance your own career and wellbeing.  

‘Becoming a trustee for Citizens UK has been a fantastic experience. Taking on this role has allowed me to develop my knowledge of governance, particularly around policy and financial processes, as well as providing a space for developing my long-term strategic thinking skills. It has undoubtedly been worth the time commitment required and I would recommend becoming a trustee to anyone who is dedicated to making a difference.’

Jimmy Pickering, Widening Participation Manager (Post-16)

Young Westminster Foundation brings together partners who are working to enhance services for children and young people in Westminster. Matira Wheeler from Young Westminster Foundation says, ‘Local pathways to support the recruitment of trustees from King’s College London into the Westminster youth sector are hugely valuable and will create even stronger links between the university and local charities.’

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