VAI is looking for Trustees


Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) is a membership organisation with ambitious plans for future expansion of its services. It is a registered charity operating as a company limited by guarantee. The Board of Directors are also Trustees of the charity.  To help us grow, we need experienced members to join our Board. We are particularly keen to recruit members who have one or more of the following skills:

  • Fundraising
  • Policy & Community Development
  • HR & Legal
  • Property Management
  • Health and Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Volunteering

We are also keen to increase the level of diversity amongst our Trustees, and so we are particularly encouraging people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, and Refugee (BAMER) backgrounds, LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities to apply.

Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) has been operating for over 50 years in Islington as the ‘umbrella’ organisation for the not-for-profit sector providing a wide range of capacity building support and organisational development to local voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise sector organisations (VCFSE) both directly and by working with partners. VAI has also been running the nationally accredited Volunteer Centre Islington for over 13 years, delivering a borough-wide brokerage service that provides a vital link between local organisations and local residents who wish to volunteer.

More information is available in the VAI Trustee Recruitment Pack. We look forward to receiving your application form and equal opportunities monitoring form at

The timetable for recruitment is as follows:

  • Deadline for applications: 30 November 2022
  • Formal appointment of new trustees will take place in late December 2022 or early January 2023 and will be led by our Vice-Chair Emma Hutchins.
  • We will be reviewing applications as they come in and will interview people on a rolling basis.

If you would like to have an informal chat regarding the role of VAI Trustees, please contact: Navinder Kaur, CEO, either via email at or telephone 020 7832 5801.