London Hackspace's ultimate governance lies with the elected Board of Trustees. The trustees exist to ensure the long-term health of the space as an organisation.
Although some trustees are also very active members of the community, it isn't the trustees' duty to handle day-to-day running of the space. This is handled by members themselves.
Trustees are responsible for:
- Making sure that the organisation is operating in accordance with its goals.
- Ensuring that the organisation is financially healthy.
- Setting the constitution and rules of the space, in consultation with the members.
- Formally warning and banning members in accordance with the Grievance Procedure.
Getting In Touch
- Most trustees lurk on IRC 24/7, see below for a list of nicks.
- At least one trustee will be around on Tuesdays during the social night (schedule permitting), just ask around for a trustee.
- You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Note: this email address is not the best way to get in touch with the community. To reach out to our members pls refer to GettingStarted#Communication.
Becoming a Trustee
Elections for trustees are held yearly. One third of the board places are up for election every year. There is no limit on the number of terms a trustee can serve.
Prospective trustees should be:
- A respected member of the community.
- A paid-up member of London Hackspace.
- Able to spend time in the space on at least two days per month.
- Able to spend at least three hours per month keeping abreast of current issues on email and IRC.
- Not disqualified from directorship of a UK company.
(Please note that this advice was introduced in 2012 and is applicable to all elections from that point on.)
|Andy "Bob" Brockhurst||b3cft||2010-07-27|