Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Apply for a role at Transition Town Tooting!

Join an evolving and collaborative team making change in how we live, where we live, in light of climate change. 

There’s a spirit of celebration and creativity in everything we do, be it south London’s biggest sustainable food festival, urban growing in the community garden, carbon reduction workshops, restart parties or neighbourhood planning. 

We open up spaces for local people to connect with each other, imagine possibilities and make positive changes for the community and the environment.

Want to get involved?

Join in as a volunteer, join the Core Group who coordinate projects, or apply to become Co-Chair or Co-Treasurer and help shape and re-imagine our activities and impact over the next two years.  You’ll be joining a great team.

Read on for more information about the Co-Chair and Co-Treasurer roles.


To apply:
  1. Read the role description
  2. Ask a member of Transition Town Tooting to second you
  3. Send a note about yourself and what you’d bring to the group to transitiontowntooting@gmail.com by Saturday, 15th April, along with an indication of who is seconding you.
  4. If you’re not sure, but want to find out more, get in touch to meet the current co-chairs for a coffee.

We’ll be voting in our new co-chairs at our Annual Celebratory Extravaganza in Tooting on Friday, 28th April from 7pm (location TBC).


Current Co-Chairs, Richard Couldrey & Jenny Teasdale

Co-Chairs

The Co-Chairs are part of the Core Group. You will be supported by a Secretary and a Treasurer or Co-Treasurers.  10-15 people form the Core Group – a mix of project leaders, long-term volunteers and former co-chairs.

The Co-Chair’s role has three key responsibilities:
  1. To over see ‘good governance’ of TTT activities i.e. to ensure and oversee sound practice legally and financially.
  2. To ‘hold’ and oversee the constitution, mission, purpose and vision of TTT.
  3. To ‘hold’ the organisation together and ensure it doesn’t ‘overstretch or spread itself out too thin’
Other practical responsibilities involve:
  • Chairing of Co-ordination group meetings and TTT meetings such as AGM’s
  • Building good local relationships and maintaining good working links to wider community and groups
  • Liaison and good relationship with other co chair
TTT activity is ever changing. Projects adapt to harness possibilities for wider social change. Most activities are run purely by volunteers. So it is useful for the Co-Chairs to recognise leadership of the organisation in terms of personal attributes.

Attributes of the co-chair:
  • Honesty
  • Willingness to work transparently with the group and all TTT partners, making clear the overall purpose and mission of TTT all times
  • Willingness to build partnerships and recognition of the value of TTT’s work being represented by positive collaborations and willingness to work with others
  • Maintaining an ethos of ‘care of self; care of each other; care of earth’
  • As far as is possible ensuring that personal ‘values’ are in line with personal actions ecologically
  • Respectful attitude towards volunteers and members of the core group
  • Being mindful of the joy, pleasure, playfulness and enthusiasm
  • Valuing that the answer can be yes and enabling positive attitudes to new ideas

David, current Treasurer and former Co-Chair

Co-Treasurers

Key responsibilities:
  1. To maintain sound finances as part of good governance of TTT
  2. Responsible for accounts and banking and overseeing matters relating to taxation and returns to HMRC etc. (as required etc) as well as reporting to core team and members
  3. To advise the Core Group and support the group in making sound financial decisions – highlighting funding opportunities, support in the development of funding bids, support in project forecasting, budgeting and reporting
  4. Ensure that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its purposes
Other practical responsibilities involve:
  • Keep a back-up of all financial transactions (invoices, receipts, cash transactions)
  • Maintain a set of basic financial records for TTT inc Trial Balance, Profit & Loss Account, & Balance Sheet
  • Record spend against individual grants and report back to granting bodies as required
  • Manage Cash Flow
  • Act as a signatory on the TTT bank account
  • Authorize and send payments
  • Keep and manage petty cash
  • Liaise with bank when necessary
  • Setting up audit where appropriate
  • Giving clear instructions to all TTT group members on accounts system

How to Apply

To apply:
  1. Read the role description
  2. Ask a member of Transition Town Tooting to second you
  3. Send a note about yourself and what you’d bring to the group to transitiontowntooting@gmail.com by Saturday, 15th April, along with an indication of who is seconding you.
  4. If you’re not sure, but want to find out more, get in touch to meet the current co-chairs for a coffee.

We’ll be voting in our new co-chairs at our Annual Celebratory Extravaganza in Tooting on Friday, 28th April from 7pm (location TBC).

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