As a registered charity, The Whitechapel Centre is governed by a Board of Trustees who are committed to the work of the organisation and prepared to offer time to ensure that it is run efficiently and effectively.
For the Board to function properly, some members have specific allocated roles. The Chair, has a high profile role, and not only presides over trustee meetings but usually takes on a PR role and works closely with The Whitechapel Centre's Senior Management Team to ensure good communication between staff and trustees. The Vice Chair deputises for the Chair when necessary.
The Company Secretary, supported by paid staff, provides administrative support to the Board, arranging and administering meetings and keeping trustees up to date with information and news.
The Treasurer provides financial information to the trustees and maintains accounting standards. He may also act as an "interpreter" for trustees who have little understanding of financial affairs so they can make informed decisions.
Join our Board
The Whitechapel Centre is always on the lookout for people with a range of skills and experience, who have integrity, commitment, good common sense and judgment who can join our Board. We are looking for people with the vision and flair to steer our organisation to fulfill its commitment to the provision of support services for some of the most vulnerable and isolated people in society.
As a Trustee, you will work with other Trustees in governing the affairs of the Charity, determining strategy and policy and ensuring the charity is well managed and meeting its objectives.
If you are interested in becoming a trustee please contact our Chief Executive, David Carter, for an informal chat.
Terry Crolley (Chair) Terry has been associated with Whitechapel for over 25 years. Prior to his retirement Terry was National Vice Chair of the Research Officers Association, a Member of the Home Office Working Party on race and Ethnic Monitoring, Secretary to the Board of the Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire Council on Alcoholism, Chair of Netherley CAB, a school Governor and a member of the Liverpool Detached Youth Work Committee. He was also a part-time lecturer on the Social Science Post Graduate Course at Liverpool University.