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Volunteer role of the month

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, August 2017 – Trustee Roles
Reach: We help skilled people like you to make a difference. Register with us and use your expertise to help a cause you care about.

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
 
     
Treasurer
Relate
   
London (Central), NW1 2HX
18th August Opportunity description
Relate is seeking a Treasurer who can provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees in terms of financial planning and strategy.
 
The role
 
As a co-opted member of the Board of Trustees, the role of Treasurer is not confined solely to financial matters. Indeed, strong financial governance touches every aspect of our services and underpins the quality and range of our services as well as our strength as a national charity. As such, we expect the Treasurer to weigh in on important decisions which affect the governance of the organisation as whole. For this reason, the Treasurer will play an essential part in the future of Relate, not only as someone who will maintain oversight of the financial viability of our organisation, but as a strategic thinker, a team player and as a dynamic member of our dedicated board of trustees.
 
Role number:  J55531
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
Treasurer and Company Secretary
Kingston Carers Network
   
Kingston upon Thames, London (South), KT3 4BD
  Opportunity description
Kingston Carers Network is recruiting a Treasurer / Company Secretary to join their board to provide support on finance related matters.
 
The role
Providing sound financial management to the board is essential in ensuring the organisation can continue to carry out the invaluable work they do to support people of all ages who care for someone.
 
 
Role Summary:
·         Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board and CEO regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources.
·         Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.
·         Acts as a counter signatory on cheques and applications to funders and ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.
·         Liaising with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the organsiation’s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.
 
Role number: J55529
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
North of England      
 
Trustee with experience in the Health and Social Care Sector
 
Making Space
 
 
Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 7JB
  Opportunity description
Making Space are currently planning for unprecedented growth and significant change, and are seeking to recruit to our Board to help us deliver our ambitious corporate objectives.
 
The role
Trustees are responsible under Charity and Company Law and Making Space's Memorandum and Articles of Association, for overseeing the performance, management and administration of the charity.  Trustees of the Board are elected in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association, the Board of Trustees Recruitment and Selection policy and the appointment is subject to the individual being a member of Making Space.
Making Space owns and operates two independent hospitals, therefore, the Board of Trustees are Hospital Managers in accordance with the Mental Health Act 1983.
The Trustees (who are also directors of Making Space for the purposes of company law) are responsible for preparing the Trustees’ Annual report, which includes the strategic report and the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and regulations.
The Trustees are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that are sufficient to show and explain the charity’s transactions and disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the charity and enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Companies Act 2006. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charity and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.
Role number: J55510
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
Trustees (3)
 
Morecambe Bay Partnership
 
 
Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7DE
   
Opportunity description
 
Morecambe Bay Partnership sparks and shapes new ideas, joining with others to deliver award winning heritage, environment, arts, community & tourism projects. We are looking for 3 new Trustees to help drive our ambitions forward.
 
The role
 
We are looking for up to three new Trustees to join our Board of Morecambe Bay Partnership – the charity. In addition to this we are also recruiting a new Chair and Treasurer (see separate ads). 
New trustees will join us at an exciting and significant time as we move through an ambitious programme changing the way we work to improve the resilience of Morecambe Bay Partnership. We have recently restructured and registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (formerly we were unincorporated). We are at the early stages of reviewing what we want to achieve as an organisation, redefining our future direction and securing funding to deliver our ambitions.
 
We have a strong, long-standing core of Trustees guiding us through this process and are seeking new trustees to broaden the Board’s skills, expertise and networks, and, to motivate, support and challenge us as we move ahead.
Our board of Trustees oversees the work of the Charity. We have recently registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and are in the process of transferring the assets from the original unincorporated charity body to the new CIO. We can have a maximum of 12 trustees. We currently have 8, but know that some trustees are ready to retire.  
 
Although our portfolio has a range of activity, we are heavily reliant on two main grant sources.  A large Heritage Lottery Fund grant and funding from the Coastal Communities Fund. We also have small amounts of corporate funding. The majority of funding is secured until December 2018.
We now need to strengthen our organisation to make it more resilient to ensure the delivery of high quality heritage schemes for the future. We are carrying out a strategic review and developing a business plan and supporting fundraising and communications strategies to steer our future direction. Through this process we will build skills and capacity with staff, trustees and volunteers to help secure significant sources of new funding for future project delivery. We will develop and embed a cultural shift with our staff and trustees. We are doing this now to ensure that we transform in time to retain core and specialist staff, and build on the investment and achievements of our existing major schemes.
 
Role number: J 55501
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
Midlands and East of England
 
     
Trustee or Advisor with legal experience
 
Moor Pool Heritage Trust
 
 
 
     
   
   
Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 9DY
  Opportunity description
 
Moor Pool Heritage Trust is a very vibrant heritage charity in South West Birmingham with a wide portfolio of assets.  The Trust seeks an experienced Trustee or Consultant in legal matters with a leaning towards property advisory.
 
The role
 
Moor Pool Hall, a Grade II listed community hall is located at the heart of the historic Moor Pool Estate, a Garden Suburb in Harborne, Birmingham. It was founded in 1907 by JS Nettlefold, first Chairman of B'ham Housing Committee, as a low density housing scheme built on the principles of community cohesion. In 2013 the Moor Pool Hall, community sporting facilities, and green spaces came under threat when the landlord announced it would be selling them off. Moor Pool Heritage Trust (MPHT) had 12 months to raise £325,000 in order to purchase the Moor Pool Halls, historic Edwardian Skittle Alley, community shops, bowling green, fishing pond, and various green spaces. Their vision was to protect and preserve these assets for the community as well as provide opportunities for formal and informal learning with heritage and educational activities located at the Moor Pool Hall. The campaign was successful on Dec 21 2014 with MPHT securing ownership of the facilities for the benefit of the local community and future generations.
The Moor Pool Estate is a designated Conservation Area and the Moor Pool Hall is listed on the National Heritage List for England under List entry No 1290669.
MPHT is looking for either a Trustee or an advisor to us concentrating on legal matters, but inputting fully into the strategy and operations of the Trust.
 
 
Role number: J 55479
 
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
Trustee Marketing and Communications
 
Fare Share East Midlands
Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 2 GF 13th September Opportunity description
 
Do you care about the volume of food waste in the UK? Are you concerned about the level of poverty in the UK? Could you lead a charity tackling hunger & fighting food waste? Then FareShare East Midlands is for you!
 
The role
 
In order to strengthen our Board to take the charity into its second 10 years of operation, we are seeking to recruit two trustees.
FareShare East Midlands is one of 20 regional centres of FareShare, the national food redistribution charity. We operate as an independent charity and company limited by guarantee, within the national network. What we do is simply explained on the on the national website.
Starting from a zero base, we have grown rapidly and now supply over 725 tonnes of food p.a. from two warehouses to member groups across six counties. We are a top performing regional centre held in high regard by the FareShare national office, food donors, partners, member groups and our volunteers. 2018 will mark our 10th anniversary.
We have a major partnership with a county council in our area, which is a pilot project as part of the "Feeding Britain" national strategy. We have a robust financial base but like any charity, generating adequate finances is always to the fore.
Over the last three years, we have grown at 20% p.a. and project this to continue. Managing the strategic development will be a key priority for the Board, blending the skills and experience of the new trustees, with the present five.
In line with our high performance principles, the governance of our board and organisation is to a high standard.
We are proud that the Diocese of Leicester was our founding partner and continues to be a major supporter of FareShare East Midlands.
 
Role number: J55525
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
       
Southern England
 
     
Treasurer /Trustee
 
Relate West Surrey
Woking, Surrey, GU21 6EN 29th September Opportunity description
 
The role will mean taking responsibility for supervising a book-keeper in terms of the financial information produced and for taking the lead in the Executive for producing annual budgets and submissions to the independent examiner
 
The role
 
The role as Treasurer will oversee the book-keeper to ensure accurate reporting to the Board and to monitor cash management. The role will also provide a key lead in the formation of annual budgets and ongoing forecasts. As a member of the Executive Board the role has joint responsibility for the governance of the charity and to provide to the Board an 'expert' view on the Charity's financial status.
 
The person should have available time to contribute fully to the charity, to have a sound financial background and to enjoy having a close involvement in the running of the charity. The role would be one of nine Trustees each having specific skill backgrounds which provide valuable expertise to assist the charity CEO and management
 
Role number: J 55493
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
Trustee with grant bid writing experience / financial model expert
 
Games for Life
 
 
Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4EY   Opportunity description
 
Games for Life are seeking a Trustee with grant bid writing experience / financial model expertise to help us support those with learning disabilities (inc. ADHD/Autism).
 
The role
 
You will play a key role in our development. A knowledge of financial models would enable us to move forward in terms of funding.
  • To assist the Board to see the bigger picture; bring a fresh perspective to fundraising plans and strategy, support the organisation’s fundraisers.
  • To ensure fundraising is of the highest standard and priority.
  • Be an active champion of the organisation.
 
      Role number: J 55475
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
 
Scotland
 
Trustee
 
Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
 
 
 
 
Edinburgh, East Central Scotland, EH12 5DH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunity description
 
We are registering as a charity in Edinburgh and are looking to raise investment of £75,000+ to launch with. We feel we have a strong commercial business proposition for foundations, social investors, HNWI and charity partners.
 
The role
 
We have 3 proposed trustees. 2 have a background in finance (but not as accountants) and one manages a 200 strong team of social workers. We are looking to add weight to our board as we launch and start fundraising. We consider ourselves as a high potential pre-revenue start-up with the long term aim of raising £100m. You could have any one any of a number of charity and business skills that would add value to us.
 
 
Role number: J 55067
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/

 


 

Roles of the month, August 2017 - General Roles
Reach: We help skilled people like you to make a difference. Register with us and use your expertise to help a cause you care about.

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
 
     
Google Ad Words expert
Link Age Southwark
   
Southwark, London (South), SE22 8PT
  Opportunity description
We're looking for someone with Google Ad Words experience to help us manage our charity account. Our volunteers provide friendly support to older people across Southwark, tackling loneliness and helping older people thrive.
The role
We are looking for someone to manage our Google Ad words account, improving the ease with which potential volunteers can find out about us. Increasingly, volunteers find out about us through internet searches, and we are keen to improve our rankings.
 
The role would involve:
  • Supporting us to use our free Google Ad grants effectively
  • Managing the Google Ad Words account on an ongoing basis
 
Role number:  J55472
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
Partner Research volunteer
Free UK Genealogy
   
London, London (Central), NW1
31st Aug Opportunity description
FreeUKGen is dedicated to providing free access to family history records. Can you help us identify and contact partners in historical charities/societies, academia, and keepers of public records?
The role
Free UK Genealogy is currently looking to recruit a volunteer who will support us in identifying and making contact with partners in other historical charities and societies, academia, and keepers of public records.
Some of this work will lead into the grant fundraising activities that support the work that FreeUKGEN undertakes. The volunteer will work under the guidance of the Executive Director to identify research and contact potential partners.
Tasks we have on hand and need help with include (but are not limited to):
  • Identify sources of records of Birth, Marriage and Death in the forces which we could add on to the existing FreeBMD transcriptions.
  • Identify online images of records (originals or existing transcriptions) of baptism (or other entry into a religious community), marriage and burial which we could include within FreeREG.
  • Identify organisations and groups that are particularly interested in Jewish heritage, identify any current or past transcription projects undertaken by these or others.
 
We envisage this project will take approximately 25 hours over 5 weeks to complete.
 
Role number: J55457
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
North of England      
 
Membership and fundraising coordinator
 
Northern Neurological Alliance
 
 
 
Tyne and Wear, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4TD
  Opportunity description
Required! An enthusiastic and organised volunteer to support our charity through an exciting period of development and growth - to generate an income stream and increase our profile in North East England.
The role
We are currently working towards the launch of a new campaign which will include the recruitment of ambassadors for the charity and the creation of a membership database to increase the reach of the charity’s work.
The role:
As a small board we have previously relied upon grant funding. Now, we need to improve our community fundraising and to develop a fundraising strategy. This has been identified by our Board as a major weakness.
We are a varied Board of 7 Trustees but we have identified a skills gap with regards to fundraising and marketing strategy. This is new territory for the charity and we were looking for a volunteer to work with the board (either as a trustee or on a volunteer basis) to develop this area and to help to secure the future viability of the charity.
 
Role summary / responsibilities:
 
  • Assist in planning, developing and implementing both short and long term deliverable community fundraising strategies to ensure the financial viability of the charity.
  • To identify fundraising opportunities and projects and to identify, manage and advise the Board on risks associated with them.
  • Build relationships and rapport with potential partners including individuals, corporate and trusts and foundations
  • To support the Trustees in achieving grant funding from trusts and foundations by researching, prioritising and applying for available funding.
  • To advise on corporate fundraising approach, and to support the organisation in developing a strategy to build corporate relationships.
  • To promote partnership working and support the NNA to develop symbiotic relationships with other neurological charities within our delivery area.
  • To provide monthly updates, either written or verbal, to the Board.
  • To compile and maintain donor / volunteer database (optional)
Role number: J55384
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
 
       
Midlands and East of England
 
     
IT and systems support
 
The Inspire and Support Foundation
 
 
     
   
   
Mansfield, Nottingham-shire, NG18 5BH
  Opportunity description
 
The Inspire and Achieve Foundation is a dynamic, young charity with very driven staff focused on supporting NEET young people. At IAF we are very passionate about our work but we need support with new IT systems to measure outcomes.
 
The role
 
There are many ways that you could support us to transform the way we use technology- many we might not even know about yet!
Mentor, coach and practical support for the Operations Manager to lead our digital transformation. Including developing an IT system to measure client outcomes, support impact measurement and business relationship management.
Mentor and coaching support for staff to learn how to use the new technologies.
 
 
Role number: J55441
 
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
Strategic Marketing Officer
 
The Butterfly Hospice
 
Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, PE21 7AR 25th August Opportunity description
 
To ensure we can provide free end of life care we need a coordinated marketing plan to raise our profile in the community and increase our income.
 
The role
 
We need help to write a marketing plan, to guide staff in how to maximise brand awareness in the community, to encourage volunteers, to improve income streams, in particular advice on using social media effectively. This would require some meetings but mainly could be achieved online.
 
Role number: J55408
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
       
Southern England      
IT support and remote help
 
Watford Women’s
Centre
Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0PT 30th September Opportunity description
 
We are looking for a new I.T support volunteer to help troubleshoot and support this wonderful small charity with its IT system in an ongoing volunteer capacity.
 
The role
 
We have recently invested in a new server for our small domestic abuse charity and need ongoing support maintaining and troubleshooting our IT system for our staff & students - we currently have taken on a short support contact with a company but realistically cannot afford to do this for more than 6 months. Staff are pretty tech savvy but sometimes need some advice when things go wrong and a friendly un-patronising voice at the end of the phone! We don't often need support but it would be lovely to know we do and it's not a burden to them when we ask. 
 
Role number: J55481
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
Marketing and Editor
 
Wheelchair Dance Sport Association
 
 
 
Watford , Hertfordshire, WD24 7RX   Opportunity description
We are looking for an individual that can support our Marketing team from produce blogs and articles that we can upload to our website, to help with Social Media and develop new materials and content to reach new markets.
 
The role
We looking for a volunteer that will provide creative content to promote the partnerships and projects of WDSA (UK) and its products and services. 
  • To contribute high quality content for blogs, articles, promotional campaigns and informative industry news.
  • To provide creative design input for promotional campaigns in line with WDSA (UK) brand guidelines. 
  • Contribute thoughts and ideas on how to promote our work, products and services. 
  • To support the wider team in promotion of upcoming projects and events.
  •  Any other relevant task required 
 
      Role number: J 55449  There is also a fundraising role with this organisation - J55447
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
 
Scotland
 
Programme leader and Coordinator
 
Fields in Trust (Strathclyde region)
 
 
 
 
Strathclyde, West Central Scotland, G77 5DU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunity description
 
Fields in Trust (formerly National Playing fields Association) is seeking an experienced project manager/ coordinator with a passion for sports to plan and lead a sports project for children with the help of professionals.
The role
Fields in Trust (formerly National Playing fields Association) are seeking an experienced project manager/ coordinator with a passion for sports to plan and coordinate a sports project for children with the help of professionals. The role will include:
  • contacting sports coaches
  • liasing with schools
  • organising travel
  • organisating course location
  • being present on site during the course as a responsible adult
 
 
Role number: J 55401
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/