Millwall Community Trust is seeking additional Trustees from diverse backgrounds who can bring to the Trust their enthusiasm and experience gained in the local community and/or in business, industry or a profession. MCT welcomes applications from suitably-qualified people to join its Board of Trustees to contribute to setting the strategic direction of the Trust and overseeing the Trust’s effective management. Trustees have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the Trust and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been established.

Founded in 1985, MCT is an independent, not-for-profit registered charity that is also the Club Community Organisation of Millwall Football Club. MCT is one of the oldest and most established community football charities in the UK.

MCT values diversity throughout the organisation. Applications are welcome from all sections of our communities.

Essential Qualities of Trustees

· Passionate about the Trust’s mission

· Objectivity, accountability, honesty, openness, integrity, selflessness and leadership

· Good communication

· Team player, working jointly with other members of MCT’s Board

About Millwall Community Trust

· MCT is the Club Community Organisation of Millwall Football Club and was founded in 1985. Its key areas of work are Schools Coaching and Sports Participation, Education and Employability, Health Improvement and Facilities Management.

· MCT works with over 8,000 people in Southwark and Lewisham each year.

· MCT is a not-for-profit organisation and is a private company limited by guarantee.

· The Board comprises the Chair, Vice-Chair and other elected trustees.

· The Board meets normally four times per year, mainly via face-to-face meetings at The Den. Additional deliberations are conducted via email between meetings, as required.

· Independent research was conducted during the period 1 January and 31 December 2015 by research group Substance, examining the impact and value of MCT. Substance were able to assess what difference MCT has made to the lives of thousands of children, young people and young adults, particularly based in the two London Boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark. The key findings concluded that the minimum value of the Trust’s community work was £7,156,449.50 in cost savings to society with the biggest impact on substance abuse, crime, education, health and NEET status (young person Not in Education).

Enquiries and Applications

If you think that you would be interested in this challenge or would like to receive more information, please contact Mr Philip O’Halloran, MCT Company Secretary, for an application pack; email: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 20 April 2018.