Invitation for expressions of interest to sit on a recruitment selection panel

As part of Westway Trust's commitment to put the community at the centre of everything we do, we are now inviting applications from members of our community to sit on a selection panel to consider applications for openly recruited trustees.

The recruitment process

The selection panel will follow a process to be determined in their first meeting.

This will include reviewing/agreeing the role description/candidate brief. Other tasks may include community engagement events and interviewing the short-listed candidates.

The final appointment will be made by the Board of trustees.

Purpose of selection panel

The purpose of the selection panel will be to consider the applications from candidates for the position and score against agreed criteria, resulting in a shortlist of candidates to put forward to the Board. We would expect that the scoring will be accompanied by open discussion amongst the panel to ensure that the final shortlist is a consensus of all panel members.

Time commitment

We will provide the panel with all of the documentation it needs for this work and will provide all administrative support.  We would expect the process to take no more than three or four sessions in total, with a timeframe of around three weeks. 


Individuals who are selected to sit on a recruitment panel will be offered a one-off payment of £280 to cover their time, expenses and loss of earnings. 


We're particularly looking for fresh input from community members who we don't often hear from. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Live or work in one of the 5 wards of North Kensington – St Helen’s, Golborne, Notting Dale, Colville and Dalgarno - or demonstrate a considerable interest in these wards.
  • Knowledge of Westway Trust and its social purpose.
  • A good understanding of the local area and the needs of a specific community or communities in North Kensington.
  • Have a vision for the area under the Westway that will bring about long term sustainable change for the community.
  • Ability to commit to three meetings and be available to commit within the months of April and May.
  • No conflict of interest over the appointment of this role , or you must declare a conflict of interest if candidates or potential candidates are known to you. (If you wish to discuss the meaning of a conflict of interest, please contact Martin Parker, Head of Governance & HR, at