Coin Street is a social enterprise located on London’s iconic Southbank – and established in 1984 – its 13-acre site is at the heart of a thriving neighbourhood with co-operative homes, parks and gardens, shops and design studios, galleries, restaurants, a family and children’s centre, sports pitches, and a range of community programmes and activities.
Coin Street is overseen by three independent organisations working together: Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB), Coin Street Secondary Housing Co-operative (CSS) and Coin Street Centre Trust (CSCT). These organisations are governed by voluntary boards, made up of members from the local community and experts from the sectors in which they work. All three organisations are served by a single staff team, employed by CSCB. Coin Street’s vision is one where diverse groups of people come together to live, work and play. They generate around 75% of their income from commercial activities and then reinvest the majority of those funds back into their community.
This is an incredibly exciting time to join Coin Street as a Non-Executive Board Member to support them to achieve these plans. The Coin Street boards play the role of a critical friend, advising on vision, connectivity, governance, and strategy, ensuring Coin Street remains true to its community mission, is well run and successful. As some members are due to rotate off the Board and following a recent skills audit, the CSCB board is now recruiting.
Coin Street are looking for people who live in North Southwark or Waterloo (North Lambeth) and can bring local lived experience. They are also particularly interested in those with experience in Finance & Treasury and Audit & Risk.
Coin Street want to better reflect the community that they serve, and particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, and other Minority Ethnic groups, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community who are currently underrepresented on their boards. As a community-based organisation, they are also keen to see applications from those with experience of community development initiatives as well as those with knowledge of Waterloo and North Southwark neighbourhoods.
To download the Appointment Brief and for further details on how to apply, please follow the link.
If you wish to have an informal and confidential conversation, please contact Emily Hayman (Emily.Hayman@prospect-us.co.uk)
Deadline for applications – 15 December