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In partnership with Reach Skilled Volunteers we are compiling a 'Trustee Role of the Month list and also a seperate 'Volunteer Role of the Month' list, to encourage you to share your experience and wisdom with your local community.     Trustee roles for November/December and other Volunteer roles for  December 2016/January 2017  are  shown below.

Reach are specialists in 'skilled volunteering'.  The range of things you can do as a volunteer is huge – from guiding the strategic development of a charity to helping deliver frontline services. " Our volunteers have built websites, designed new marketing materials, mentored young people, been legal advisors, become treasurers, advised on IT, chaired boards, undertaken audits, managed projects, worked on campaigns and analysed data - the list is endless."

As well as a wide range of skilled volunteering positions, Reach also have trustee roles. Many people think they're not experienced enough to be a trustee when in fact their skills would be an ideal match for a charity's board.   Visit Reachs' Become a trustee page and find out whether it is right for you.

Reach has intoduced The Trustee Works Service, a new service for finding trustees for Charities.  This matching service  is free for organistions with under £1m turnover.     Conversely, they are always looking to register 'skilled volunteers' for whom they may be able to find a match. 


Roles of the month, May_June 2017 – Trustee Roles
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 The roles below are just a selection of key roles with Reach. Please apply through Reach and please mention Retirement Reinvented when contacting Reach!
 
London
 
     
Honorary Treasurer
 
Age UK Camden
   
Camden , London (Central), WC1H 9NA
16 May Opportunity description
Age UK Camden is an independent charity that helps older people to stay engaged through providing high quality services and support.  We are looking for someone with foresight and financial acumen to help take us forward.
 
The role
 
Overall Responsibilities
Age UK Camden Board is responsible for the management of the affairs of Age UK Camden between annual general meetings. It conducts its business through properly regulated meetings and follows agreed processes and procedures. The Board is elected by the members and is accountable to them. It demonstrates its accountability through the publication of appropriate reports to the members and funders, and where appropriate, regulatory bodies, in addition to reporting at the annual general meeting.
The Board has three officers – Chair, Vice-Chair and Honorary Treasurer, and up to 8 other members.
Specific Responsibilities of Honorary Treasurer
All trustees are legally responsible for finances, but the Honorary Treasurer is the lead trustee for financial matters. In practice this means:
  • Liaising closely with the Finance Manager and CEO (the CEO manages the Finance Manager, but the Treasurer has a “dotted line” link);
  • Leading on presenting management accounts and the draft budget to the Board (these will be prepared by the Finance Manager);
  • Attending meetings with the auditor to received detailed reports on the findings of the annual audit;
  • Helping Age UK Camden take a pro-active approach on investments, linking to professional advisers as appropriate;
  • Helping Age UK Camden develop its approach to a deficit associated with a closed final salary pension scheme, linking to professional advisers as appropriate;
  • As well as attending Board meetings, attending relevant sub-groups with a strong finance component;
  • Staying abreast of accountancy rules and good practice affecting charities.
 
Among the challenges the organisation faces is:
  • Public sector cuts, tenders and competition for charitable funding;
  • Increased demand for its services from an ageing population;
  • A need to diversify the structure of its assets (from cash towards investments and property);
  • A long term pension liability.
The Honorary Treasurer is the member of the Board of Trustees (maximum 11 people), who also supports and liaises with the finance staff and CEO.
The Board meets every two months (currently on a Wednesday 4-6pm), and the Treasurer meets with the other Board officers (Chair, Vice-Chair) and the CEO in a 4-way planning meeting in between Board meetings.
 
Role number:  J54760
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
Trustee
And one other role
Albert & Friends Instant Circus
   
Hammersmith, London (West), W6 8LH
  Opportunity description
Albert & Friends Instant Circus is seeking trustees.
This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the development of a successful and creative charity based in West London.
 
The role
Becoming a Trustee at AFIC  is a rewarding but responsible role. Key responsibilities will include bringing your expertise, knowledge and judgement to oversee AFIC’s strategy and programme. 
Trustees will:
  • attend quarterly Board meetings
  • may attend  3 to 4 interim meetings per year (usually in Hammersmith, W6).
  • may take part in small working parties set up for defined tasks. 
  • This requires an average commitment of around half a day per month, plus time for pre-reading Board papers. 
The Trustees have the ultimate financial and legal responsibility for the charity and its funds and are covered by Trustee Liability Insurance.
 
New Trustees must:
  • be willing to attend meetings;
  • be prepared to attend trustee training sessions from time to time;
  • have not have been barred from Trusteeship or company Directorship at any time in their past, or have been declined by the Disclosure and Barring Service or the former Criminal Records Bureau;
  • be keen to work as part of a team, and sign up to our Trustee Code of Conduct.
  • the role is unpaid, but exceptional expenses may be claimed at the discretion of the Treasurer.
 
 
Role number: J54757  For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
North of England      
Honorary Treasurer
 
First Stop Darlington
 
Darlington, Durham, DL1 5RH 31 May Opportunity description
Seeking an Hon Treasurer to join the current Board helping to guide and lead the charity forward. The Board is fully involved and active in shaping the future of the charity, particularly sustainability and service deliver to beneficiaries.
The role
The Hon Treasurer is responsible for the financial affairs of the organization ensuring compliance with accepted accounting practice.
General Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation, including cash management.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Liaise with the Finance Sub – committee, Chief Executive and Business Support Officer to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Make other Trustees aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data for them.
  • Regularly report the financial position at management committee meetings
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption by the Trustees before the start of the financial year.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, including:
    • Accounting system
    • Cheque signatories
    • Purchasing limits
    • Purchasing systems
    • Petty cash/ float
    • Salary payments
    • PAYE and NI payments
    • Cash management
    • Monthly bank reconciliations
    • And others as required.
  • Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
Currently, FSD is facing challenging times owing to funding issues.  The Board is committed to a viable future for the charity and is prioritising the strategic plan for sustainability.  The Treasurer's role is integral to ensuring delivery of this plan.
 
 
Role number: J54751
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/  
       
       
Midlands and East of England
 
     
Trustee / Board Advisor
 
Every-One
(Other roles available)
     
   
   
Wellingore, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 0HU
30 June Opportunity description
 
Join us, we are all about 'making wellbeing personal'.
 
The role
 
Every-One is a Lincolnshire based charity that works towards ‘MAKING WELLBEING PERSONAL’.
We connect, collaborate and coordinate services that commit to placing people at the centre of their own wellbeing, through enabling individual’s choice and control.
Every-One is looking for dedicated individuals to join us as Board ?Trustees in making our exciting plans a reality. ?We would really welcome people who understand the experience of being a carer, young carer or being cared for and as part of our wider search, we are seeking to attract interest from individuals who may be interested in being appointed as a Trustee or Board Adviser at our AGM in July 2017.
 
Role number: J54747
 
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
       
       
       
Southern England      
Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
Trustee
 
People to Places
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4UB 31 May Opportunity description
 
Ensure the organisation pursues its objects in its governing document and in compliance with charity/company law and other relevant legislation.  Working with the General Manager, to advocate for and achieve the organisation's aims.
 
The role
A background in all or some of these areas Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, Advertising, Digital, Governance is desirable.  The role description includes the following generic and role specific activities
Generic:
  • Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objectives, as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document (i.e. memorandum and articles of association), charity law, company law and any relevant legislation or regulations
  • Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets based upon annual feedback from service users and local stakeholders
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
  • Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
  • Protecting and managing the assets of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • Following arrangements for the appointment and support of the General Manager
Specific:
  • To develop and implement an integrated strategic marketing and communications plan to advance brand identity of the organisation to secure the long term financial sustainability of the organisation
  • To broaden awareness of the charity’s values and priorities; and increase its visibility across a wider audience
 
Role number: J54764
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
       
 
 
 
Scotland
 
Trustee
 
Dr Bell's Family Centre
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunity Description
Dr Bell's Family Centre is a grassroots organisation established in 2006 to support local vulnerable families. We are currently reviewing the focus of the charity and this is an exciting time to join the Board as we embark on Phase 2.
The role
The Trustees are all jointly involved in governance and supporting the Centre Manager and staff team. We are particularly looking for someone with experience of working in the Children/Families sector but our main requirement is that the Trustees are committed to the Charity and its objectives. The charity is going through a period of change and we have downsized to ensure our financial sustainability. This is an exciting time to be involved in the governance and strategic direction for the charity as we look ahead. Like all third sector organisations we have faced funding uncertainty and we have gone through difficult times but we are in a much stronger position now. There are still many opportunities for us, as the need for our support in the community is as strong as ever; we have recently submitted 3 major applications for funding, which could have a significant effect on where we focus our efforts in the future. 
As part of the initial restructuring we have downsized to ensure our financial sustainability but we want to grow back to where we were. In order to do this we need to manage funding and recruitment closely. We also need to ensure we support existing staff through this process of change. We contract with an external HR support agency (RBS Mentor).  All our current staff, bar one have been with the charity for over 6 years, they are very loyal to what we do and we are grateful for how they have stuck with the organisation over a difficult period. As we continue with this restructuring we now need to ensure we have robust support and appraisal processes to ensure we meet the demands of new funding and recruitment.
We currently have a dedicated Board of 5 - one of whom has many years experience of working with children with mental health difficulties; she is due to leave the Board later this year. The Board is currently reviewing its strategic plan, looking at short, medium and long term outcomes. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with relevant experience to work with the Board to review the activities and outputs to achieve these outcomes and produce a robust Strategic Plan 2017-2020.
 
Role number: J54729
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
       
       
       
       

 
 

Roles of the month, March – Trustee Roles

 

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Location

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London

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Charity Treasurer

Camberwell After School Project (CASP)

 

   

Southwark, London (Central), SE5 0JY

 

Opportunity description

“Camberwell After School Project (CASP) began life as a community project some 31 years ago. Its mission being: “to provide support to local parents who wish to work/study through providing good quality and affordable child care”

The role

Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice. Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation. Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits. In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and Finance and Admin Officer ensure the financial viability of the organisation. Ensure the committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them. Regularly report the financial position at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc). Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year. Work closely with the CEO and Finance/admin Officer to ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, ie: Cheque signatories

  • Purchasing limits
  • Purchasing systems
  • Petty cash/ float
  • Salary payments
  • Pensions
  • PAYE and NI payments
  • Others as appropriate
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner. Oversee regular reconciliations by the finance/admin officer.
  • Authorise payments to creditors as appropriate 2017 is a year of changes with many decisions to be made about the future development.  It’s a key time for us to have a trustee on board with good financial knowledge who can help us make good financial decisions in this area.”

Role number:  J54342

 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/

Trustee with financial expertise

Franco-British Society

 

Battersea, London (Central), SW11

 

Opportunity description

“Director with total control of finance function and who is interested in French cultural events in London. We have a small number of members which we are trying to expand but does, however, include some high profile people. 

The role

Responsible for overseeing of simple management accounts as well as plotting the charity's strategic path in an environment where new exciting income streams must be sought and exploited. Council meetings are quarterly and conducted in a relaxed environment at a well-known location”

 

Role number: J54334

 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

North of England

 

 

 

 

Trustee with HR experience

 

Omega Research Foundation

 

 

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 7HR

13th March

Opportunity description

“Trustees should be willing to attend 4 board meetings per year and occasionally join in with other activities, e.g. strategy days, recruitment. You may also be asked by staff for advice or input into discussions between formal meetings.

The role

Omega currently has 7 trustees with a range of experience in legal, financial and charitable areas.  The board would like to increase their number to 8, and have identified a need for more Human Resources expertise. 

Trustees meet on weekday afternoons, in Manchester, often with participation via Skype for trustees not able to attend physically. Travel expenses are paid for attendance.

Omega is currently nearing the end of a 3 1/2 year project funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights - Towards stronger controls on the supply and use of torture technologies - and is part way through applying for a further EIDHR grant to continue this work.

Omega operates a flat management system, within which staff are collectively responsible for day-to-day executive decisions. The board of trustees provides medium-term organisational and financial oversight, and is involved in long term
planning.

The board of trustees are jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, as well as the financial health, probity of its activities, and development of the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.”

Role number: J54226

For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/  

Honourary Treasurer

Money for Madagascar

2 miles outside Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 9EB

 

13th March

Opportunity description

“Money for Madagascar is a medium size international development charity, currently looking to recruit a new Honorary Treasurer who will play an important role in projects that will transform the lives of some of the poorest Malagasy people.

The role

The charity has a turnover of c. £280,000 pa and healthy reserves and its financial arrangements are relatively straightforward. Annual reports and accounts are available on the Charity Commission website.

  • Accounting records are maintained on QuickBooks which is cloud based. Fundraising records are on the CRM eTapestry which has recently been adopted by the charity.
  • A payroll service for our three employees is bought in.
  • The annual accounts are prepared by Godfrey Wilson who act as independent examiners for the charity.
  • We are fortunate to have a committed volunteer book-keeper who records transactions onto QuickBooks and runs simple reports.
  • The charity uses online banking and a money transfer service for payments to partners in Madagascar.
  • Trustees meet quarterly and the Treasurer works with our Director to oversee the financial affairs of the charity.  Our office is based in Lancaster, but much communication and banking is conducted online or by phone, so there is no requirement to live nearby.”

Role number: J 54192

For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midlands and East of England

 

 

 

 

 

Cambridgeshire Charity Trustee

 

Care Network Cambridgeshire

 

 

   
   
 

Offices are in Hardwick, but work is county wide, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7QJ

 

 

Opportunity description

 

Support our work helping people stay healthy, independent and in touch with their community by using your professional skills and life experience as a trustee for us. Meetings bi-monthly usually Friday mornings.

The role

Care Network Cambridgeshire is a hugely successful local charity which has more than doubled in size in the last 5 years. We provide services delivered by approx 40 paid staff and 200 volunteers to older and vulnerable people in Cambridgeshire. The charity is a Winner of 2013 GSK IMPACT Award which recognises outstanding work in community healthcare. We have vacancies for trustees including a chair and treasurer. Trustees with strategic skills, medical, social care, local authority or finance experience would be particularly welcome. The trustees meet six or eight times a year, usually on a Friday morning and there are other opportunities to use whatever skills you have to support the work of the charity by engaging with staff, helping to promote the work, and contributing to sub groups or events.  We serve a client base of vulnerable people who are living longer and living with more complex and multiple health conditions. At the same time, Health and Social Care are facing financial issues and thresholds for services are rising. As a result, many people who would have expected statutory provision need to rely on family, community, or their own resources. Care Network seeks to bridge this gap with services provided by a mixture of paid staff and volunteers. We DO NOT provide personal care, but support through information and advice, community groups and short term practical and emotional support. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is one of the 11 most challenged Health Economies and or Local Authority is also under pressure. You will help us to develop and implement our strategy as an independent charity supporting vulnerable people facing rising thresholds for statutory sector provision.

 

Role number: J54353

 

For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern England

 

 

 

 

Chair

 

seAp Advocacy

 

Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1TL

31st March

Opportunity description

 

seAp is an independent charity providing advocacy, accredited training and consultancy in the south of England.  Most of our advocacy services are delivered under contract with Local Authorities (statutory).  

 

This contracted work largely involves us giving support to people seeking to make a complaint about a service provided or funded by the NHS, those detained under the Mental Health Act (IMHA), those lacking capacity under the Mental Capacity Act (IMCA) or protected by the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).  Advocates enable people to understand their options, communicate their preferences and ensure they are heard.  Our advocates support clients negotiate their next steps, whilst addressing the barriers that are holding them back.  Our clients are at the heart of what we do.  We are guided by an ethos of empowering them and acting on their needs and wishes.

 

Would you like to lead a thriving advocacy charity that strives to empower people at vulnerable points in their lives? This is a great opportunity for someone with business skills who wants to give back to the community.  

 

The new Chair will fully support our vision.  He or she will lead a thriving organisation with a high performing staff team.  He or she will know how to confidently lead a Board to ensure good governance in a fast moving and challenging environment

 

Role number: J54341  For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scotland

 

Trustees IT and Treasurer

 

All In Diary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All In Diary staff are all home based in Scotland and Milton Keynes, East Central Scotland, EH93HB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunity Description

“This position offers the opportunity to play an active role in supporting front line humanitarian work. You will learn a great deal about how the humanitarian sector works and some of the incredible people within it. 

The roles

IT/Digital specialism

All In Diary has identified a skills gap in IT and digital knowledge and expertise to inform the organisation’s product development and communications strategies and provide guidance to the Board and operational team in this area.

The new Trustee will lead on strategy development in the area of new technologies such as mobile and tablet based apps, and ways to better engage with international and local humanitarian agencies through the use of digital media and technologies.

Treasurer

Includes

  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits (where required for external funds)
  • Liaise with other Trustees and the operational team to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Make fellow Trustees aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Regularly report the financial position at Board meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc).
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget with the Board and operational team.

 

General duties include:

·         Assessing and monitoring risks to the organisation and advising on appropriate mitigation measures (financial, business, reputational)

·         Enabling and developing strategic relationships and communicating with partners and other stakeholders

·         Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by All In Diary for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics

·         Directly support fundraising and other operational activities where required

·         Acting as an ambassador for the organization

 

For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

         
         
         
         
         

 





Roles of the month, May_June 2017 - General Roles
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Volunteer details Location Application deadline if any More details: https://reachskills.org.uk/
You can now self-search for roles. Create a profile and let charities find you.
Join the Reach community
 
 The roles below are just a selection of key roles with Reach. Please apply through Reach and please mention Retirement Reinvented when contacting Reach!
 
London
 
     
Property and Finance Consultant
Phases Social Enterprise
   
London Boroughs of Southwark and Lewisham, London (South), SE5 0UP
  Opportunity description
Opportunity description
 
Phases run construction projects to help homeless people progress into work. We have brought back into use a number of empty properties and now seek someone with property and financial experience to assist us with our first new build project
 
The role
 
Over the past ten years we have renovated 15 empty properties in South East London, bringing them back into use as affordable housing and teaching construction skills to homeless people at the same time. We are now at a key strategic turning point - contemplating our first new build project (five affordable rent flats in Brockley).
The proposed consultancy role is really twofold:
Firstly, to help us evaluate the feasibility of our first new build project, from both a construction and a financial perspective.
Secondly, we see the future of the organisation as being new build projects and may have a number of forthcoming opportunities to develop publicly-owned land. We are looking for general strategic input in this regard. This will include financial planning.  
 
Role number:  J54721
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
Personnel Committee Member
Centre 404
   
Islington, London (North), N7 0SJ
30 June Opportunity description
We are looking for a new volunteer to join our Personnel Committee. This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an HR background or experience to develop their skills in advising on HR strategy in the voluntary sector.
 
The role
The committee meets roughly every 6 weeks from 2pm – 4pm. Together they review policies, plan development and offer support and advice. Issues discussed might include employment law, remuneration, grading and pay-scales, statutory entitlements, contractual terms and conditions and employee relations.
 
 
Role number: J54710
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
North of England      
Bookkeeper/Accountant
 
Team Kenya
 
 
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE13 6LH   Opportunity description
We are looking for someone to work with our partner organisation in Kenya to ensure that accurate income and expenditure records are kept. This role will involve bookkeeping and the training of our staff in Kenya.
The role
We are looking for someone to work with our partner organisation in Kenya to ensure that accurate income and expenditure records are kept. This role will involve bookkeeping and the training of our staff in Kenya.
The Volunteer will keep records up to date and provide monthly reports to Team Kenya trustees
 
Role number: J54754
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/  
Health and Safety Expert
 
North West Air Ambulance charity
Knowsley, Merseyside, L337UY May Opportunity description
 
We are looking for someone with a background in health & safety to help us develop a system for vetting competence and producing a list of preferred suppliers across the North West.
 
The role
You will work closely with our HR Management and health & safety consultant to implement a suitable and sustainable contractor management system. Typical tasks will include:
  • Speaking with staff and managers to identify contractor needs
  • Identifying competencies required for range of contractors
  • Identifying a suitable system for vetting competencies
  • This may require visiting our sites across the region
  • Researching contractors and suppliers across the North West
  • Pulling costs/proposal together
  • Producing a preferred list of suppliers and contractors
  • Implementing a sustainable contract management system
  • Other duties as agreed with line manager
 
Role number: J54701
 
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
 
 
 
 
       
Midlands and East of England
 
     
Fundraiser
 
Swannington Heritage Trust
 
(Other roles available)
     
   
  Swannington, Leicestershire, LE67 8QW
  Opportunity description
 
Swannington has fantastic heritage - windmills, railways, coal mining and social.  A fundraiser can help the Trust raise the funds to bring the heritage alive for the local and wider communities.
 
The role
 
Swannington Heritage Trust is a small charity that does a huge amount with limited funds. There are numerous ongoing and future projects that require funding.
A lack of finance is holding back the Trust from making the most of this heritage.  A dedicated fundraiser would make a significant contribution by:
  1. Providing a dedicated resource to fundraising.  Currently it is carried out on a part time basis by someone who has other roles.
  2. Using their existing knowledge extend the range of fundraising activities beyond those currently undertaken by the Trust.
 
Role number: J54735
 
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
       
Charity Treasurer/
Accountant
 
Raptor Awards
Lutterworth or Rugby, Leicestershire, LE16   Opportunity description
 
We are an organisation dedicated to improving the welfare of birds of prey.  We work with skilled training providers, instructors, assessors, falconry centres, keepers and those who use birds of prey in the service of man.  Our work raises the quality standards of those who keep birds of prey, and of those who teach new and existing bird of prey keepers the knowledge and skills to ensure the highest welfare benefit for birds of prey in their care.
 
We are looking for a Charity Treasurer/accountant.
 
The role
 
We are a very small organisation seeking to move to charity status this year. Looking for a qualified accountant / treasurer who can help and advise on the transition to full charitable status including advising the Directors on accounting compliance.
 
       
Southern England      
Fundraiser
 
Home-Start Epsom, Ewell and Banstead
Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5SE 14 June Opportunity description
 
Applicant will ideally have had experience in raising funds for charitable purposes. The role requires research to identify opportunities and includes completion of on-line and paper applications working with the staff and trustees.
The role
This is a continuing role as a fundraiser and can be accomplished within the time frames available to the volunteer working from home or within our offices at the edge of Epsom Downs. On occasions deadlines are tight and must be met to secure a successful application. Good interpersonal skills and written capability are required. Individual must be able to work on own initiative and identify and follow through opportunities.
A report on progress should be provided to the trustees for their meetings held approximately every six weeks. Funding opportunities are likely to be for both large and small sums and may require an element of ongoing reporting to funding organisation. Raising money for local charities is difficult, competitive and can be frustrating but also immensely satisfying if successful - individual must be able to accept failure as well as success! Overall an enjoyable and rewarding role which will enable the services of the charity in its 20 year to continue to support local families in need
 
Role number: J54725
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
       
 
 
 
Scotland
 
Volunteer Management Consultant
 
Cranfield Trust
 
 
 
 
 
Edinburgh, East Central Scotland, EH
 
There is a similar role in Glasgow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunity Description
Cranfield Trust volunteers share their time and expertise with charities based across the UK, to help build a stronger, more sustainable voluntary sector. Do you have the professional skills, expertise and experience to help us?
The role
Pro-bono Management Consultancy
At the Cranfield Trust, we believe in building successful charities. Our volunteer management consultants provide pro bono, tailored business advice and solutions to charities to help them overcome the management challenges they face and to help them thrive. 
We have project managers across the UK who, along with our volunteers, work with charities in their region to support four main areas of business:
  1. Leadership and strategic direction - Governance, business planning, mentoring, and marketing.
  2. People management - Organisational structure, recruitment and retention processes, merger and collaborative working. 
  3. Financial management and sustainability - Process improvements, understanding costs, forecasting and scenario planning.
  4. Performance and impact - KPIs, impact reporting, and developing performance.
Volunteer matching
We match volunteers to projects on the basis of their skills, location and availability. When you join our volunteer register, we will ask for a copy of your CV plus a completed registration form, which holds detailed information on your business skills.
We use this information to match you to projects and also try to make sure you are working with a charity close to home or to your place of work.
We value your time
We couldn't do what we do without the vital support of our specialist volunteers. We understand how busy life can be with work and other commitments.
Joining our volunteer register does not commit you to any level of activity or a particular project, it just means we will contact you to ask if you are available to help, should a project requiring your area of expertise come up locally to you.
 
 
Role number: J54733 -4
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
       
       
       
       

 

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