Teesside Hackspace's ultimate governance lies with the elected Board of Trustees, who are the directors of Teesside Hackspace Ltd. 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 Teesside Hackspace is operating in accordance with its goals.
- Making sure that we stay on the right side of the law.
- 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 Slack 24/7, see below for a list of nicks.
- At least one trustee should be around on Tuesdays during the social night (schedule permitting), just ask around for a trustee.
- You can email email@example.com
Becoming a Trustee
Elections for trustees are held yearly. One third of the board places are up for election by rotation 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 Teesside 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 Slack.
- Not disqualified from directorship of a UK company.