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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, November 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
 
     
Chair of Trustees
 
Family Friends
   
Kensington & Chelsea, London (West), W10 6EJ
27th Nov Opportunity description
We are looking for an experienced, dynamic individual to chair a well-established West London charity which provides much needed befriending and mentoring services to local disadvantaged families.
 
The role
 
Through a network of trained and carefully supervised volunteers, Family Friends supports families across Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and South East Brent who are facing economic hardship as well as other challenges including inadquate housing, physical disability, mental health issues, isolation and children with behavioural problems who may be struggling at school. Since 1993, through two services - Parent Befriending and Child Mentoring - we have helped to improve the quality of life for these disadvantaged families by helping them to find their strengths in order to make positive changes in their lives. 
 
Our mission is to 'help families to help themselves'.
 
We are presently governed by a board of seven Trustees including a lawyer, accountant, former service beneficiary and former volunteer. We are looking for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees as the present Chair will be stepping down in December after six years in the post.
 
The Chair's responsibilities will include:
  • Provide effective leadership to the Board
  • Help determine the strategic direction of the charity
  • Develop the charity through good governance and robust systems
  • Maintain sound financial management and control of charity resources
  • Act as an ambassador for the charity.
 
Our key strategic challenges - as outlined in our 2017-20 Strategy Plan - are to build on a valued presence in Kensington & Chelsea, further expand our work in Hammersmith & Fulham and ensure the success of our recent expansion into Brent. 
 
 
Role number:  J55876
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
North of England      
 
Trustee with retail, housing, marketing or fundraising expertise
 
Emmaus North East
 
South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, NE33 4RT
  Opportunity description
Emmaus North East is a charity for homeless people, which provide a home, work and companionship to individuals seeking to make a fresh start. We are an active group of trustees, with some ambitious plans!
The role
This is an exciting time to join Emmaus North East as a Trustee. We are looking for individuals who are able to invest time in the charity and who possess a burning desire to help us deliver our strategic priorities using their skills and competencies. In particular, we are keen to talk with people who have experience in one or more of the following areas; Retail (particularly Charity retail), Marketing and Communications, Local Government (particularly housing related), Fund Raising and Human Resource Management.
Role number: J56135
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/

 
Trustee for Fundraising
 
Liverpool Lighthouse
 
Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 0UF 20th December Opportunity description
Based in former Cinema building in Anfield by LFC Stadium, we engage with 100’s of vulnerable residents from our communities. Trustee Board needs dynamic injection of expertise to inform, lead, drive to financial sustainability. 
The role
Over the last few years of economic austerity, funding sources have steadily dwindled and those remaining become much more competitive.  The role of a Trustee for Fundraising’ has become essential for our sustainability combining statutory trustee duties with additional ones for post holder. This role description below is an outline only and is not definitive or restrictive, to be reviewed regularly and may be amended following consultation with potential applicants.
 
Statutory Duties of Trustee: Be aware of, and have a full working understanding of the Charity Commission document CC3 :   including, but not limited to these:
  • Ensure that the charity complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that the charity complies with its governing constitution and pursues its objectives as defined in its constitution
  • Ensure the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives
  • Contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the charity
In addition to the statutory duties:
  • Make full use of any specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the board make good decisions   
  • Input and support the board of trustees in following their governing constitution, and remaining true to the charity’s vision and Christian ethos
  •  
Specific role as Trustee for Fundraising:
  • Actively participate as the key member developing the fundraising sub-committee of the Trust Board
  • Work closely with the chair to recruit other members of the fundraising sub-group of influential and connected persons
  • Run the sub-committee including creative meetings/events/activities as needed to deliver its objectives – raising non-restricted funds for the charity
  • Assist in securing additional funding and the diversification of funding sources.
  • Assist in setting the fundraising strategy of the organisation and in setting and monitoring performance against fundraising targets
  • Support specific fundraising activities with a particular focus on increasing unrestricted funding through public and corporate avenues
  • Act as an ambassador for Liverpool Lighthouse, representing the charity at key meetings and facilitating networking opportunities with potential donors, Corporations or other potential funding streams 
 
Role number: J 56103
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/

 
 
Midlands and East of England
 
     
Cambridgeshire Consultancy in Counselling (CCC) - Trustee Member
 
 
     
   
   
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1
30th Nov Opportunity description
 
Being a Trustee is rewarding and enjoyable, especially when you are supported by the team as we do in CCC. A real opportunity for you to get involved and make a difference.
 
The role
 
As a Trustee with  Cambridgehsire Consultancy in Counselling  you will be in good company,  supported and advised by a team with a broad mix of relevant counselling and business skills.
The charity has been active in trying to ensure that as many people as possible in the are able to receive the support, counselling and education they need.  The Trustees recognise there is increasing demand as the availability of mental health support from the NHS and other statutory bodies is declining.  CCC is looking to expand the service in the future.  Work is ongoing, including marketing and improving our website and social media, to ensure individuals in need of affordable counselling  and organisations who can benefit from CCC services are informed.
 
CCC  is active and delivered 3,175 counselling session in 2017 ( 2,879 the prior year) and demand is increasing.  
CCC is self-funded by providing business/ public organisations with professional counselling services.
The Counselling region is split into two 'branches": Peterborough and also Huntingdon & Cambridgeshire, who are lead by Branch Chairs (who are part of the Management Team)
As a Trustee and supporting the CCC team (Trustees, Management Group and Counsellors) you will be involved in helping to  make a difference for those in need, who will benefit from CCC's professional counselling services at affordable rates.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • attending  meetings of the Management Group and Trustees (MG&T) who will steer the direction of the charity to ensure long term financial stability and continued public benefit, in line with the charity's aims.  
  • ensure that the MG&T pursues the charities aims and objectives in line with the policies of the Charities Commission and legal and accounting requirements.
  • contribute to creating  a strong and effective team of management, trustees and members who work collaboratively and efficiently to fulfil the aims of the charity
  • MG&T meetings take place 5 times per year (including the AGM) and one Trustees meeting.  
  • Further detail is available on application
  • If you would like to find out more about CCC, click on Find out more on our website and Reach profile page
 
 
Role number: J56147
 
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
       
       
Southern England
 
     
Chair of Trustees
 
Arts at the Old Fire Station
Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2AQ 31st Jan 2018 Opportunity description
 
Lead the strategic direction of this young, vibrant, unique arts organisation, which supports artists and includes homeless people. We are seeking a chair with creative vision and a passion for social change. Supported by ACE & BLF.
 
The role
 
The Chair of Trustees has a leadership role in the following:
• Strategic development
• Governance
• Supervision of senior staff
• Running of Board meetings
• Board performance review
• Representing the charity externally
 
Fundraising Main duties include:
• Ensuring that the charity is run in accordance with the decisions of the trustees, the charity’s governing document, and appropriate legislation
• Acting between full meetings of the board in authorising action to be taken intra vires, e.g. banking transactions and legal documents in accordance with relevant mandates
•Supporting and appraising the performance of the Director and other appropriate members of the executive leadership team
• Leading disciplinary and appointment committees, where appropriate and in line with the charity’s agreed procedures
• Liaising with the Company Secretary and Director with the drafting of agendas and papers for trustee meetings, and ensuring that the business is covered efficiently and effectively in those meetings
• Leading on, with the assistance of the Company Secretary and Director where appropriate, the development and implementation of procedures for board induction, development, training, performance review and board renewal
• Representing the charity at functions, meetings and in the press and broadcasting media, in line with the charity’s agreed media strategy
 
Role number: J56207
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
       
       
Wales
 
Treasurer
 
RSPCA Wrexham and Deeside
 
 
Wrexham, North Wales, CH and LL
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunity description
Act as principal financial trustee maintaining and administering the accounts of the branch.
 
The role
 
  • To implement and maintain sound financial systems in order to retain full control of branch funds.  To take a lead role in ensuring the committee set annual financial budgets and forward plan the branch income and expenditure so that the accounts balance in the long term.   
  • To provide a written financial report for every branch meeting showing the branches income and expenditure, since the last meeting. 
  • To liaise with auditors/independent examiner regarding the production of the annual branch accounts and treasurer's report for the AGM, including SORP statement. 
  • To maintain control of all bank accounts as authorised by the committee.  To execute and operate branch committee financial decisions and act as branch co-signatory on all branch cheques, if required. 
  • To maintain control over all branch paying-in books and receipt books and to ensure their correct use.
 
Role number: J56073
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
       

 
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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
 
     
Legal Trustee
Aston-Mansfield Charitable Trust MAC-UK
Also seeking Social Enterprise Trustee
And Children and Youth Trustee
   
Newham , London (East), E7 9AB
30th Nov Opportunity description
The Aston-Mansfield Charitable Trust needs the help of an enthusiastic and pragmatic legal expert, with generalist legal expertise, who can help us during an exciting time of change and development. 
 
The role
 
Aston-Mansfield Charitable Trust (AMCT) has an endowment and a property portfolio, which is used to support the operating charity Aston-Mansfield, and a number of small local charities. Both organisations are beginning the implementation of new strategies, which for AMCT means focusing on improving the value and profitability of its property portfolio.
Our new Trustee will bring much needed generalist legal expertise, helping with a variety of legal matters. AMCT is a well-established trust, working alongside Aston-Mansfield, a community development organisation based in Newham, East London.
This is an exciting time to join AMCT, as it progresses plans to redevelop one of its main sites, and to maximise the value and profitability of the rest of its property portfolio. It’s sister charity, Aston-Mansfield, is beginning the implementation of a new strategy including growing its work with children and young people, integrating its programmes, establishing a new ecosystem of children, youth and family work in local areas, and developing social enterprise.
Organisationally, AMCT aims to become more financially sustainable, and to strengthen its capabilities in managing its property portfolio. AMCT currently has 5 Trustees, whose expertise includes finance, corporate governance, investment management and property development.
 
 
 
Role number:  J56033, J56018  and J56019
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
Treasurer
Young Westminster Foundation
 
Westminster, London (Central), W2 5EU   Opportunity description
Exciting opportunity for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees of a brand new high-profile charitable foundation with a passionate and energetic team and impact positively on the future generation.
The role
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To ensure the Young Westminster Foundation (the YWF) carries out its purposes for the public benefit as defined in the governing document
  • To ensure the YWF complies with the Constitution, and legal and regulatory requirements
  • 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
  • Make fellow 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
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits
  • To act in the organisation’s best interests, make balanced and adequately informed decisions, and avoid putting yourself in a position where your duty to the YWF conflicts with your personal interests or loyalty to any other person or body
  • To ensure the YWF applies its resources responsibly and exclusively to support or carry out its stated purposes; to ensure appropriate procedures and safeguards are in place and being followed
  • To ensure the organisation is accountable both internally and externally; to comply with accounting and reporting requirements and ensure that the YWF is accountable to its members, beneficiaries and supporters
  • To safeguard the good name, values and financial stability of the organisation
  • To lead a finance working group and work closely to support the CEO and Finance Officer in ensuring the charity’s financial sustainability
 
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
 
Role number: J56008
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
North of England      
 
Trustees with fundraising experience
Tigers4Ever
 
Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 2SY
   
Opportunity description
Are you passionate about wild tigers & protecting the environment where they live?
Do you have the skills, knowledge, experience & time to help guide an established wild tiger charity through the next stage of its development?
The role
Tigers4Ever is established with the aim of preventing the extinction of wild tigers & protecting the environment in which they live. Our current focus is in Madhya Pradesh, India.
We have 6 Trustees: 3 female/3 male with strong governance, financial, project management; business & marketing strategy skills. We have diverse backgrounds/interests including roles with other charities/other Governance roles. Our Chair has an unerring passion for wild tigers.
We have community focussed projects to encourage those living with wild tigers to protect them & ensure they have wild futures. We achieve our objectives by providing: Buffer Zone Poaching Patrols; Permanent wildlife waterholes/reducing human-animal conflict; Vital equipment for Forest Dept patrols to enable them to protect wild tigers; & Educational resources to enable children from the poorest rural communities to get education/improved employment prospects.
Our first of its kind “Buffer Zone Poaching Patrol” established in July 2015 in Bandhavgarh has seen a 94% reduction in wild tiger deaths due to poaching/poisoning in the last 2 years. The Buffer Forests around India’s wild tiger reserves account for 90-95% of all wild tiger deaths due to poaching/poisoning incidents annually. Historically, these Buffer forests were not patrolled. Wire snares, jaw traps & tethered snares are the preferred tools of tiger poachers. Our Patrollers search the buffer forests for poacher’s traps, seeking to disarm them before tigers/leopards fall prey. Patrols in the buffer forest also act as a deterrent to would be poachers who fear capture if their traps are discovered. In 2015-16, our Patrols also assisted with the early identification of/quenching forest fires which are common in the dry season. Such actions save the lives of many forest dwellers not just wild tigers.
We've also embarked on another major environmentally focussed project: developing permanent wildlife waterholes for year-round use where water is scarce from February to July. These waterholes offer stability to the prey base & help to reduce human-tiger conflict. 
Our Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year for 2.5-3 hours. Sub-committees may be established for specific projects/fundraiser planning, if needed. We also ask Trustees to get involved with the organisation of/participation in our annual fundraising events.
Role number: J56075
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
Midlands and East of England
 
     
Trustees
Village Water
 
 
     
   
   
Shrewsbury where only occasional attendance will be required., Shropshire, SY1 1LZ
15th Nov Opportunity description
 
Help us achieve our vision of a world where no-one suffers from diseases caused by limited access to clean water, poor hygiene or sanitation.
 
The role
We are seeking additional members of the trustee board to assist and make a vital contribution to the work of our small dynamic team based in Shrewsbury, who pride themselves on providing a personal touch and can-do approach.
Since 2004, we’ve been helping to change lives in Africa, by supporting hygiene promotion, sanitation facilities and safe water in rural communities in Zambia and Mozambique.
Safe water on its own has a limited impact, so we adopt an integrated approach to improve hygiene practices, sanitation facilities and water quality in villages, schools and health centres.
We work with local partners in Zambia and Mozambique to reach the disadvantaged in predominantly rural communities improving their lives through better health and the opportunities that this brings. We seek to influence poverty reduction decisions made at the local, national and international level by proving the positive impact of what we do.
 
Key responsibilities
  • Responsibility for full compliance with charity law, regulations and the charity’s  governing documents.
  • Bringing your particular skills to the table and taking an active part in developing the charity and our  strategic plan.
  • To act as an ambassador for the charity and be prepared to engage in profile-raising public events.
 
Role number: J56093
 
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
Governor and senior member of the Finance sub committee
 
Malvern St James
 
Other roles available
Great Malvern, Herefordshire and Worcester-shire, WR14 3BA 5rd November Opportunity description
 
  • Are you a qualified and long standing accountant? 
  • Do the management accounts talk to you, not just about what is but what might be?
  • Are you practical and pragmatic?
  • Talk to us - please.
The role
We are the Board of Governors (the Council) of an independent girls' school.  All governors serve on the full council and on one or more sub-committees depending upon their interests, skills and the time they can donate.
All governors see the minutes of all meetings and can question (and be questioned) on subjects they are interested in, want more understanding of, or are skilled in.
Due to a current governor having completed the 3 terms of 3 years on Council allowed by our rules, we are seeking a replacement  to be a governor and a senior member of the Finance, Resources and Business Development sub-committee.
 
Role number: J56024
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
       
Southern England
 
     
Trustees
 
Aid for Trade Foundation
Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 5HL 31st December Opportunity description
 
Poverty is not working - which is the root cause of the severe poverty still suffered by more than 2 billion people. Our Internet training resources can help income generation anywhere. 
The role
 
Trustees will plan and undertake the further development and promotion of our free online resources, which offer basic business training plus guidelines for establishing Savings and Loan Associations, helping to fund start up and growth of sustainable basic income generation activities.
The nature and scope of our programmes and other resources can be seen on our website and Reach profile page.
A wide range of skills and experience are needed to help our development. Responsibilities and tasks will be agreed based on experience, available time and personal preferences
Our strategic priorities are:
1. To further develop and restructure our training programmes
2. To introduce Aid for Trade resources to churches in selected developing countries
3. To build a UK donor base via a new 'crowd funding' website
4. To introduce and promote Aid for Trade as a useful resource for  European and North American mission agencies 
Our Board currently comprises 3 men and a woman:
  1. Retired businessman.  (Founder, Chair of Trustees and Gen. Mgr.)
  2. Christian Social entrepreneur and Mission worker 
  3. Mission research Director of a multinational mission agency (Ex USA)
  4. Church and mission leader (Ex Pakistan)
 
Role number: J56092
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
       
       
Scotland
 
Chair of Board of Trustees
Befriending Networks
 
 
Edinburgh, Central Lowlands Scotland, EH2 4SD
 
 
30th November
 
 
Opportunity description
We are small umbrella organisation based within Scotland supporting over 270 member befriending organisations across the UK.  We are seeking an experienced chair ready to lead us to the next level in our development.
 
The role
Main Responsibilities of the Chair
  • Formulate strategic plans and regular review of long-term strategic aims of the charity.
  • Develop organisational policies, define goals, targets and evaluate performance against agreed targets.
  • Approve the annual cycle of the board meetings and meeting agendas
  • Chair and facilitate meetings, monitor decisions taken at meetings and ensure they are implemented.
  • Liaise regularly with the Treasurer to maintain a clear grasp of the charity’s financial position and to ensure full and timely financial transparency and information disclosure to the Board.
  • Lead and mentor other Board members to fulfil their responsibilities and enable access to training/coaching/information to enhance the overall contribution of the board.
  • Annually review the Board structure, role, staff relationships and ensure implementation of agreed changes/developments are carried out.
  • Encourage team working among Board members and encourage them to identify and recruit new trustees as required.
  • Create a strong, profitable and fulfilling working relationship with trustees and the Chief Executive through review and self-reflective evaluation of contributions and effectiveness of the board.
In relation to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • In participation with a sub group of board, appoint the CEO and lead the process of appraising and constructively guiding the performance of the CEO.
  • Assume guardianship of the legal and financial integrity of the organisation.
  • Consult with CEO on matters of strategy, risk, governance, finance and HR.
  • Oversee the CEO’s activities in the context of the implementation of Board’s strategy and policies.
  • Maintain careful oversight of any risk to reputation and/or financial standing of the organisation.
  • Receive regular informal progress reports of the organisation’s work and financial performance through the CEO.
In relation to the wider organisation
  • Represent the organisation as a spokesperson at appropriate events, meetings or functions.
  • Protect and manage the resources of the organisation.
  • Lead the Board in fostering relations with appropriate stakeholders and potential funders/donors.
  • Act as final stage adjudicator for disciplinary and grievance procedures if required.
 
Role number: J56079
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 

 

 


Roles of the month, November 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
 
     
Independant accounts examiner
The Otherwise Club
   
London (West), W9 3HH
02 Feb 2018 Opportunity description
 
Independent Examiner needed for small educational charity's accounts.
 
The role
 
We need someone to independently examine out accounts in April. They are prepared by a professional finance worker volunteer.
 
This is vital to our ongoing work as it is a legal requirement. We have used an accountant for some years however they are no longer able to help us.
 
What’s in it for the volunteer?
 
You would be part of a small and effective team as well as a small but vital part in our governance allowing us to fulfil our annual duties and carry on delivering the educational work we have to thousands of children and young people that have been a part of the club since we opened nearly twenty five years ago.
 
 
Role number:  J 56144
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
Website and social media administrator
Music Relief Foundation
   
Croydon, London (South), CRO 4HX
11 Dec 2017 Opportunity description
Our purpose is to empower young people to live a purpose-filled life, building their confidence and self-esteem. We need a website and social media administrator is versatile and well experienced in creating contents that are youth friendly.
 
The role
The ideal candidate must have good attention to detail, creativity, and knowledge of information technology. He/she will be in charge of publishing contents, maintaining continuity of themes, designing layout, streamlining navigation and increasing online presence to potential customers. They must have knowledge of search engine analytics to maximize traffic to websites. He/she must be able to create social media strategic plan across our 4 social media platforms Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin business page and Facebook page that will be updating 3 times a day and also a strategic plan to update the website a minimum of 3 times a month. 
He/she will also be needed to create a press page on the website and be vast in writing press releases and communicating with journalists signposting them to the press page
The candidate will be required to work independently and remotely and liaise with the project manage via skype once weekly.
 
Role number: J56117
 For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
North of England      
 
Branch Vice chair
 
SSAFA - Merseyside
 
 
Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 8YE
 
31st December
Opportunity description
SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity provides lifelong support to our forces and their families. We are seeking a Vice Chairman for Merseyside who will help manage the strategic direction of SSAFA's operation in the Liverpool and Merseyside area.
The role
The vice chairman is responsible (alongside the Chairman) for ensuring the wellbeing, efficiency, organisational effectiveness and financial probity of the branch and, in conjunction with the branch president, for the reputation of SSAFA within the branch area.
 Duties include the following functions and responsibilities: 
  • Leadership of the branch and ensuring compliance with requirements of the Royal Charter and Rules, Regulations and other Council directives and policies.
  • Appointment of all branch and division officers and establishment of a branch executive committee. Ensuring appropriate and timely responses to potential office holders and those offering to become volunteers, participating in the selection process.
  • Maintaining close contact with all branch office holders and identifying candidates for succession planning and future appointments. Ensuring that branch members who are no longer able to meet the requirements of their roles are relieved of their duties and offered less demanding work within the branch. For possible breaches of the SSAFA Code of Behaviour see Section 2 of Our Volunteer Policy; advice should be sought from Central Office before taking action.
  • Raising enough funds for branch self-sufficiency by making fundraising arrangements to meet branch expenditure, including forming a fundraising committee, setting fundraising targets and ensuring effectiveness and legality of fundraising activities.
  • Ensuring the financial affairs of the branch and all divisions within the branch are managed in accordance with Regulations, Chapter 4, and that branch members are aware they should record their out-of-pocket expenses, which they are entitled to have reimbursed from branch and division funds.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of casework by ensuring caseworkers attend induction training, a caseworker course, refresher courses and branch training days.
  • stablishing and maintaining close links with local service units, SSAFA service committees, statutory and voluntary organisations; where applicable the occupants of SSAFA homes and houses; Central Office staff, including the Volunteer Support Manager (VSM), and the regional representative, who should be kept informed of branch matters and invited to the branch AGM, a training day and other appropriate occasions.
  • Convening the branch AGM and arranging and taking the chair for other meetings of the branch and its executive committee.
 Role number:   J55834
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
 
IT professional required for review of our website
 
Contact
Whalley Range, Greater Manchester, M16 8GL   Opportunity description
For 47 years, we have provided supported residential accommodation for homeless young women, to prepare them for independent living. We are now planning for our future sustainability, including a review of our on line presence. 
The role
We are looking for your help in reviewing our website with a view to creating more informative information regarding our services.
In particular we want to facilitate a seamless on line donation process; and to be able to update any new website easily and quickly in house. We would also require our donor interactions to comply with the Fundraising Regulator code of practice.
The deliverables we are looking for are:
  • a review and report on our current website
  • Assistance with writing a brief for the new website
Role number: J55958
For more details register at : https://reachskills.org.uk/
       
Midlands and East of England
 
     
Local development coordinator
 
Parkinson’s UK
     
   
   
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4
1st December Opportunity description
 
Are you someone who wants to leave an impact on the community and can use your knowledge to find supporters by volunteering as a Local Development Coordinator in the Lincolnshire area and deliver our message to the community?
The role
The Local Development Coordinator will have a key role in helping to deliver Parkinson's Links across the UK.   
Working together locally with other volunteers and staff, you will:
 
  • Be a part of a Local Development team, which is responsible for deciding on priorities and implementing a plan for that area
  • Use your local knowledge to help identify potential sources of funds  
  • Act as an ambassador for the team and share decisions with other volunteers and service users within your local area
 
Role number: J 56005
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Fundraiser
Ring20 Research and Support UK CIO
 
 
Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5BN 30th November Opportunity description
 
To support our existing Fundraising Manager reporting to Trustees, the role will include researching & applying to companies/charitable trusts, as well as exploring other donor sources e.g Challenge Events and member fundraising support.
The role
Ring20 a small charity with current income of £19,100 for core funding is seeking to move to its next development stage aiming to support research into the condition and a target income of £50,000 per year. Key responsibilities:
Ring20 is seeking further funds from charitable trusts who focus on supporting the medical and healthcare charitable community. We are seeking a Fundraising Officer to support the process of researching appropriate trusts, writing bids, and managing relationships as well as exploring other funding streams.
  • The volunteer will ideally work from home using their own personal computer, but would be in regular contact with the Trustees, reporting to Trustees.
  • The Fundraising Officer should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role and a track record of appropriate success.
  • The Fundraising Officer will have operating autonomy in the role and help develop strategy including the potential to look at Corporate Funding, Challenge Events  and support member/supporter fundraising activities.
  • This is an ongoing role, which we estimate to require about four days per month, subject of discussion.
 
Role number: J55976
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Southern England
 
     
Branch Publicity (Marketing) Officer
Samaritans Worthing
Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1DA   Opportunity description
We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality who has experience of publicity/ marketing/ PR and media to take on the role as our Branch Publicity (Marketing) Officer. 
 
The role
  • Develop a marketing strategy and plan based on the needs of the branch
  • To co-ordinate all forms of publicity undertaken for the branch by volunteers and ensure they are working effectively together.
  • To organise branch participation in organisation-wide publicity campaigns
  • To ensure branch publicity is consistent with organisation-wide publicity by liaising with the communications team at General Office.
  • To liaise with the Regional Marketing Officer on a regular basis, attend regional publicity meetings and co-operate with other branches and the region as required.
  • To work with the branch volunteer recruitment team to ensure all recruitment is supported by appropriate publicity.
  • To work with colleagues in the branch to ensure fundraising activity is supported by appropriate publicity.
  • To strengthen the reputation of the organisation by utilising promotional and press resources prepared by the communications team at General Office to ensure Samaritans branding is used consistently and appropriately.
     
       
      Role number: J56151
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Scotland
 
IT consultant, MS Sharepoint Implementation
 
Edinburgh Social Enterprise
 
 
 
Edinburgh, East Central Scotland, EH8 9RR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opportunity description
 
We are a small team and need support in fully implementing Office 365 and SharePoint to allow better flexibility and productivity. 
 
The role
We have implemented MS Office 365 at a basic level but don’t have the knowledge, skills and expertise to set all the elements up effectively particularly for shared working.
As a small team of four (who are mainly part time) we could particularly benefit from understanding setting up and implementing SharePoint as well as some of the other applications we have access to.
 
Our ideal volunteer would be someone who:
  • has extensive experience of MS SharePoint and associated MS applications
  • has experience of implementing applications within a small organisation where some staff have very limited IT skills
  • has the ability to explain elements of the apps in a clear and simple way to non IT staff
  • is within easy geographical reach of central Edinburgh
 
 
 
Role number: J56056
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