Chair of the Board of Trustees

Emersons Green Village Hall
volunteer role
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 26 May, 2024 - 13:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
0 - 5 hours monthly
Contract Details:
Details of Role: 

We are looking for a Chair to steer our Board of Trustees, providing strategic oversight and governance. The Chair will be actively leading on shaping the future of our Hall and growing the business to ensure a sustainable future.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a wide variety of skills who can be an enabler to grow the business and build on the progress we have made to date. Ideally you will have experience in leadership, management and organisational development. Experience in the voluntary sector, community facilities or running community projects would be helpful.

As a ‘hands-on’ Chair, you will bring your experience and skills to the role and will be supported by the Trustee Board, plus an established staff team including the Hall Manager, plus the Treasurer and Company Secretary.

We are a village hall in heart of the Emersons Green community, offering rooms for hire to local businesses, charities, voluntary groups and individuals for recreation or business use. We also organise and run events for the local community such as seasonal fairs, family entertainment events, seniors' activities, childrens' craft and activity sessions and discos. Our village hall is at the centre of the Emersons Green community. As a large village hall, we are looking to the future to ensure that we can be financially viable in these challenging times.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of our charity. It is where final decisions are made. The Board’s key role is to make sure that the charity is successful in working towards its aims and objectives. The Board oversees the management of the hall and its staff and is responsible for the larger decisions, keeping an eye on the budgets and generally helping to ensure the halls continued success. This may include approving improvements to the hall, enacting policies, supporting the Hall Manager and the staff in dealing with hirers and staging community events and activities, and planning and monitoring progress.

The day to day running of the hall is dealt with by the Hall Manager, with the support of staff, the Treasurer and Company Secretary.

We have 6 scheduled meetings a year and then usually a few ad hoc ones to look at budgets and staff meetings. These are usually in the evenings. The regular meetings tend to last about 2.5 hours.

For more information or an informal discussion about this role please get in touch.

How to Apply: 

For more information or an informal discussion about this role please get in touch with Michelle, Company Secretary at

Contact Person: 
Michelle Sparano
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
01454 862182
Postal Address: 
Emersons Green Village Hall, Emersons Way, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7AP