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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 and Volunteer roles for 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. 

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.


You can now self-search for roles. Create a profile and let charities find you.
Join the Reach community
More details: https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
The roles below are just a selection of key roles with Reach. Please apply through Reach and please mention Retirement Reinvented when contacting Reach!
 
Details: Fundraising Trustee for Home-Start Westminster
Location: Westminster, London (Central), NW1 6NJ
Deadline: 2nd March
More details:

Home-Start Westminster offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in 3 West London boroughs. We are seeking a Fundraising Trustee to lead the Board on fundraising activities.
 
What will you be doing?
 
We are looking for a committed experienced person with experience of fundraising, to help identify new opportunities, build strong relationships with potential funders in the locality, oversee our funding strategy and take the lead on the Board for fundraising activities.  

Home-Start Westminster offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in 3 boroughs – Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham. It is well established and has a small team of highly trained, enthusiastic and staff who have worked in this field for many years. Although a separate charity it is part of the Home-Start UK family and follows its guidance.

The Board of Trustees sets the vision, the strategic direction, and management of the charity. It is responsible for overall governance which includes being guardians of the charity’s assets, overseeing operational effectiveness, funding, finance, and human resources. All trustees are unpaid. The Board meets every two months. To learn more, please see our website.

Homestart Westminster is committed to safe recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults.
 
Role number:  J 56977
For more details register at https:/reachvolunteering.org.uk/

 

Details: **Fundraising Trustee for Equality in Tourism
Location: Islington, London (North), N19 5JX
Deadline: -
More details:

Equality in Tourism works to ensure gender equality in the global tourism industry. We are looking for a passionate and conscientious individual to join our board of trustees as trustee responsible for fundraising for our new charity.
What will you be doing?

Our board is new and consists of four women with considerable experience in tourism, development and gender equality.  There are also four women directors who have been running the organisation as a Community Interest Company for the past five years.

We have minimal finances and none of the directors is salaried.  However, there is keen interest in our unique work from international agencies.

The role is: To contribute to the charity’s fundraising plans and strategy and provide guidance and support the Board of Trustees and organisation’s fundraisers by:
  • Ensuring fundraising is of the highest standard and priority
  • Overseeing fundraising and to make sure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways
  • Encouraging innovative thinking for fundraising
  • Monitoring progress and hold fundraisers to account
  • Questioning and evaluating fundraising strategy and implementation
  • Contributing knowledge of fundraising strategies and results analysis
  • Providing expert insights in the budget approval process
  • Carrying out risk assessment at every fundraising stage, especially when considering new or ambitious fundraising strategies
  • Networking on behalf of the charity to solicit funds on a peer to peer basis
  • Being an active champion of the organisation.
 
Role number:  J 56964
For more details register at https:/reachvolunteering.org.uk/
 


North of England

Details: Trustee for Lancashire Advocacy Charity - disability or benefits experience an advantage. ICANN
Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR28PS
Deadline: -
More details:

Share your skills to benefit a local charity - ICANN provide support at Benefit Health Assessments and associated appeal tribunals, provide independent advocacy including within dementia care homes and have a financial inclusion project.

What will you be doing?
Areas of trustee interest general governance, include forward planning, financial management, long term strategy setting, looking at funding opportunities, awareness raising and promotion via social media, achievement of quality standards, monitoring and evaluation

Our current board of trustees comprise interested parties from education, local government, and other voluntary sector organisations, retired members including former volunteers.
 
Role number:   J 56952
For more details register at : https:/reachvolunteering.org.uk/
 
 
Details: Trustee/Non-Executive Director x2 TRINITY ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
Location: Benwell, Tyne and Wear, NE4 8XJ
Deadline: 9th March
More details:

Trinity Academy Newcastle is a multi-academy trust seeks two new non-executive directors. Board meetings are held in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.

What will you be doing?
Trinity Academy Newcastle is a multi-academy trust (MAT) based within the West End of Newcastle. The trust seeks two new non-executive directors to join the board and assist with financial stability and strategic operations, so that it may succeed and expand, as a Special MAT, to provide for young people in the community. 

About the trust
The identified needs of the students within Trinity Academy Newcastle are complex and significant, in the area of Social, Emotional and Mental Health, as described in the SEN Code of Practice. Students may also have associated needs in the areas of cognition/learning and communication and interaction (autistic spectrum disorder and/or speech and language difficulties).

The trust comprises two academies and one private company. Trinity Academy is a Non-Maintained Day Special Academy, for students between the ages of 7-16 years (Key Stages 2-4), and Trinity Solutions Academy is a Post-16 provision, for students aged 16-19 years. There is also a provision within the trust for the education of Post -19 Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LLDD) Students; this is called Trinity Post-16 Solutions Limited. It is a private company, which provides older students with an appropriately paced and differentiated curriculum. 

Role number: J 56929
For more details register at : https:/reachvolunteering.org.uk/

 
Midlands and East of England

Details: Trustees with legal, HR or marketing experience
Wyre Forest Nightstop and Mediation
Location: Kidderminster, Hereford-shire and Worcestershire, DY10 1PF
Deadline: 30th March
More details:

Wyre Forest Nightstop and Mediation offers emergency accommodation and family mediation for young people aged 16-25. A dynamic, forward looking team, we have vacancies for new Trustees who can bring experience in legal, HR or marketing.
 
What will you be doing?
 
As part of the board of Trustees you will help the team of Trustees and staff develop and steer the future direction of the charity. We have a good mix of experiences on the board but would like to bring new members in with the expertise we are lacking such as marketing, HR and legal. In addition to regular Trustees meetings we plan to work regularly with sub groups to focus on specific projects and relevant involvement at these will be required.
Our current board comprises of Chair, Vice Chair and 4 trustees, two of whom have secretarial and treasurer responsibilities.

Our future strategic work and challenges revolve around homelessness prevention and will include an extension of our services, continued and increased funding routes to support these and extensive promotion of our services with increased analysis and awareness of the benefits we bring to the local region.
 
Role number: J 56852
For more details register at : https:/reachvolunteering.org.uk/
 
Details: Trustee - Treasurer/ FD for UK-based humanitarian logistics charity. Humanitarian Logistics Association
Location: Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 4AX
Deadline: 28th February
More details:

The Humanitarian Logistics Association is looking for a new volunteer Treasurer.  The charity assists its 2,200 international members make a difference to disaster, via best practice humanitarian logistics. 
 
What will you be doing?
 
Overall
  • Be committed to the humanitarian imperative and the aims and objectives of the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA) as found on its website.
  • Be a Trustee of the HLA and work with other Trustees in discharging the fiduciary duties of a director and Trustee of the charitable company.
  • Oversee the financial affairs of the HLA and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practices for a charitable company registered in England and Wales.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation to the Trustees.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits when required.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place. 
Role number: J J56970
For more details register at : https:/reachvolunteering.org.uk/
 

 
Southern England

Details: Children's Charity Chair. Clear Sky Children's Charity
Location: Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RA
Deadline: 5th March
More details:

We provide specialist Play & Creative Arts Therapy services to children, parents and teachers in schools across Oxon and Bucks. Our office is located in Little Wittenham, South Oxfordshire.
 
What will you be doing?
We are recruiting for a new Chair of Trustees to join our board.

We have a dynamic board of 4 Trustees, and an executive team of 5 members of Head Office staff including CEO, Director, Marketing, Fundraising and Administration. We employ the services of 16 self-employed, qualified Therapists who deliver the sessions to children through Clear Sky. Our annual turnover is around £200,000. We require a new Chair to head up our board of Trustees, overseeing the growth of the organisation alongside our 3 year plan with the vision of supporting more children and families through the expansion of our work.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
Overview
  • To lead, guide and direct the governance process of the Board of Trustees focusing on Clear Sky’s mission, vision and strategic direction.
  • To enable and support Trustees to fulfil their responsibilities for overall governance and strategic direction by playing a key part in the decision-making process on strategic and major operational issues.
  • To ensure Clear Sky is run in accordance with its constitution, policies and legislation.
Main Duties
  • To devise agendas for Board meetings in collaboration with the CEO.
  • To distribute agendas and previous meetings’ minutes to agreed timescales.
  • To chair board meetings which encourage participation, measured decision making and focussed debate.
  • To be the board’s main point of contact.
  • To develop a positive, collaborative relationship with the CEO, including acting as a sounding board and mentor.
  • To conduct performance and compensation reviews with the CEO including eliciting feedback from board and delivering constructively.
  • To participate in the identification of gaps within the Trustee board and support the recruitment of new board members and any key senior roles within Clear Sky.
  • To be aware of the views of employees and volunteers.
  • To represent the view of Clear Sky to the media where necessary.
Role number: J 56983
For more details register at : https:/reachvolunteering.org.uk/