Role Overview

Role Volunteer Personnel Committee Member
Hours Approx. 2 hours every 4/6 weeks

The current meetings are held from 4pm – 6pm

Supported by Chair Personnel Committee, Director of People and Resources, Volunteer Coordinator
Location Centre 404, 404 Camden Rd, London, N7 0SJ
Commitment 1 year minimum


Purpose of this role

Primarily this role is to provide guidance, governance and oversight and support to the organisation in the development and delivery of the People strategy and annual operational plan.

About the role

The role may include supporting with the review of personnel policies and procedures and to offer advice and support around HR issues including: Talent management, succession planning, learning and development and employment law, remuneration, grading and pay-scales, statutory entitlements, contractual terms and conditions and employee relations.

Candidates should have a background in managing human resources for a commercial, statutory or voluntary sector organisation and be able to offer a wide range of experience in this field.

A CIPD qualification at level 7 is desirable as is an understanding of the charitable sector.

Personal attributes:

  • Good communication skills with the ability to present information and advice to other members in a clear way
  • Experience of developing cultures where staff and volunteers feel valued, respected and supported and a culture based firmly on strong values
  • Experience of delivering a robust people strategy including talent management and succession planning and developing learning and development initiatives is desirable.
  • Approachable, flexible and willing to give professional advice and answer enquiries from staff and Trustees.
  • Experience of committee work is desirable but not essential

Expectations of the role:

  • Attend committee meetings approximately every 6 weeks. The current meetings are usually held from 4pm – 6pm
  • Listen to the issues discussed and differing points of view and provide an unbiased opinion
  • Offer impartial advice and comment on the HR operations of the organisation using skills and experience gained in a relevant professional environment
  • May be asked to assist with occasional disciplinary or appeal meetings if committee member level is required

Other expectations:

  • To adhere to Centre 404’s Confidentiality Policy and Procedures


This role requires that strict confidentiality be maintained with respect to all information obtained by volunteers in the course of their duties, as it relates to staff, volunteers, and service users.  Volunteers are to adhere to the signed ‘Confidentiality Agreement’ completed upon induction.

If confidentially is breached it will be taken seriously by Centre 404, and may result in release from voluntary service.

Other Information

The recruitment of all volunteer placements adhere to Centre 404’s equal opportunities policy. All volunteer positions are subject to a DBS check and receipt of references.

As a Centre 404 volunteer you will receive:

  • An induction to the role
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket travel expenses relating to your volunteer placement (up to £5 per session)
  • Ongoing support and supervision with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Any identified training required to enable you to perform the volunteer role to the best of your ability, which will be arranged by and paid for by Centre 404
  • After 3 months as a Centre 404 volunteer, we will provide a reference if required for paid work or for other purposes
  • Protection through Centre 404’s employee liability insurance policy whilst on the premises or engaged in any work on behalf of Centre 404
  • Opportunities to meet other Centre 404 volunteers to share experiences
  • Invitation to the Centre 404 Annual General Meeting Summer Garden Party

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to

An induction and any relevant training will be provided.

Closing date for applications is 15th January 2021