Chair of Trustees


Location: London

Salary: Voluntary role (Unremunerated)

Community engagement charity Sobus is looking for a talented, passionate individual to become its new Chair of Trustees and help guide the charity through a time of exciting opportunity and development.

Sobus is a small but key organisation working in Hammersmith & Fulham to strengthen local communities through supporting and developing the local community and voluntary sector. We work directly with residents to enable them to address local issues through social action, and support organisations, businesses and entrepreneurs around our hubs in Fulham and North Kensington with affordable office and meeting room spaces. We work at grass roots level to nurture and support responses to local needs and at strategic levels to influence and inform local developments and decision making. Sobus supports existing and emerging community and voluntary organisations through training and 1-2-1 support, and enables better collaboration and partnerships through a range of networks and communication projects.

With over 500 local community organisations registered on our database, and operating in an environment of unprecedented change, Sobus is at an exciting and challenging point of its development.

We are seeking a committed individual with a proven, professional track record of leadership at the highest level, and a sound understanding and experience of the voluntary sector. We need someone with significant experience of leading long-term strategic development and driving financial sustainability. You will share our vision and want to take a leading role in our journey to be recognised as an outstanding organisation.

Ideally, you will be a Hammersmith & Fulham or North Kensington resident (or former resident), or have a tangible, established and current connection with the area.

Sobus was formed in 2014 following a merger between the Community & Voluntary Sector Association and Fulham Community Partnership Trust. However, we were first established as the local CVS in Hammersmith & Fulham in 1998.

Sobus is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of the people that we support. We therefore warmly welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

You will find the role description and person specification by clicking on the links on our website:, or you can request it by email by contacting

The selection process consists of a meeting with our CEO, followed by an interview with members of the Board. For an informal discussion about the position or for more information, contact the Sobus CEO, Sue Spiller, on 020 7952 1230 or email

To apply- write to us with your reasons for applying in a covering letter, addressing the job role and person spec and include your CV. Submit the application to:

Closing date: Friday 15th November





20 Dawes Road, London, SW6 7EN

Telephone 020 7952 1230

Registered Charity No.1071089
and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England No.03471416

sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.