VAI is looking for Trustees


Who we are

Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) is a membership organisation with ambitious plans for the future.  One of our strategic objectives is to provide more diverse and inclusive opportunities and services for our local Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations/networks and for our local residents.  In order to do this, we are seeking 5 new trustees to join our Board to help develop and deliver our new 3-year strategy.  

Who we would like to apply 

We are keen to hear from candidates who have strong ties to the local community and represent its diversity, particularly people with lived experience and intersecting identities, including people from black, minority ethnic and migrant/refugee backgrounds, disabled people, and people of all ages, genders and sexualities. 

If you have local connections and have knowledge in any of the following areas: advocacy, policy, income generation and service delivery, particularly within small grassroots and user-led groups and organisations, we would love to hear from you.  We are also keen to hear from people with knowledge of property management.   

Trustee Pack & How to Apply 

In this pack, you will find information about what being a trustee involves, and what knowledge and experience we are looking for and what you in turn will gain from the experience, as well as what skills and attributes will fit the role. You don’t need to have experience as a trustee, and you don’t need to be an expert in everything we do – we offer an induction for new trustees, and we value the unique perspective each trustee brings to the board. 

More information is available in the Trustee Pack, which you can find here.

The timetable for recruitment is as follows:

  • Deadline for applications: Thursday 14 September 2023
  • Formal appointment of new trustees will take place at the next AGM on Wednesday 1 November 2023. 
  • We will review applications as they come in and interview people on a rolling basis. 

We look forward to receiving your application form and equalities monitoring form via email at and cc

If you would like to know more before making an application 

If you would like an informal chat regarding the VAI Trustees’ role, don’t hesitate to contact Navinder Kaur, CEO, via email at