Apply by Friday 3rd June
We are a community of Builders and leaders, and all have a place in building Makor Hayim. Becoming a trustee is a fantastic way to step up this commitment and leadership, and contribute your skills and thinking to making sure that we have a strong operational framework to support our community’s growth.
As a registered charity, Makor Hayim has a Board of Trustees, which looks after its governance, operations, finances and policies. Some of the trustees are stepping down, so we are putting in place a process to recruit for 4 new trustees by the end of June (the process is quite tight as the Board really needs new people soon!).
We want to build a system that enables Builders who have other commitments to participate as trustees and make every effort to do so. At the same time, becoming a trustee is an important responsibility for our community and we would want people to seriously consider their ability to commit before doing so:
In general, trustee meetings are held once a month and last for two hours, usually on Thursdays from 7pm-9pm.
In order to spread responsibilities, the role of chair, setting of agenda, time keeping and recording of action items are rotated for each meeting.
The trustees also attend each community meeting and each AGM, in total about four each year, held on a Sunday afternoon from 3pm to 4pm.
Trustees also make progress between meetings and we expect that trustees might have to put 2-4 hours a week building relationships with Builders and working on matters between meetings.
The process for recruiting new trustees this time will be the following:
1. Information Session - Monday 30th May, 8.15-9pm on Zoom
We will have an information session where trustees Debbie Danon & Stephanie Brada will explain the process more in depth, and anyone can come and ask questions about what becoming a trustee would entail.
2. 1 to 1 conversations with existing Trustees - Wednesday 1 or Thursday 2 June
Any interested builders are invited to have 1 to 1 conversations with Martin/other trustees to get more information and make an informed decision.
3. Applications to become a new trustee close on 3 June.
You can find the simple application form here. It should take 20-30 minutes.
4. Facilitated conversations in case there are more applicants than positions
Rather than resorting to a vote, in case there are more than 4 applicants, we would organise a facilitated conversation between all the applicants. This would ensure that people with a good balance of skills and experience would step up as Trustees at this stage, in order to avoid resorting to elections. Applicants can be offered other leadership positions, and/or the opportunity to join the Board at a later stage. In the unlikely case we can’t find a solution then, we would resort to elections as per our constitution
5. Announcement of the Trustees standing for election - Friday 10th June
This will include a list of all the Builders standing to be trustees as well as their current leadership or membership roles in MH teams.
6. General Meeting voting in and welcoming new trustees - Sunday 26th June
At the General meeting, builders would be invited to vote in the new trustees. There will then be a small ceremony to thank those that gave their time until now, and to welcome the new trustees to the Board.
We look forward to hearing from you!