About the organisation:
Re:vision North benefits unemployed and economically disadvantaged groups of people primarily resident in the North West of England, by creating sustainable employment with training with employers that are committed to the long-term development of their employees.
We work closely with employers to ensure that their recruitment and employment practices give training and recruitment opportunities to the beneficiaries that we seek to support. We also support other organisations via grants, training and the sharing of best practice.
In 2015-2016, Re:vision received over one million pounds of funding and helped create 354 employment opportunities for those most distant from the labour market including long term unemployed, females in non-traditional roles, NEETs, people from black and minority ethnic groups, and ex-offenders.
About the role:
Individuals are sought who have a strong empathy with our mission to benefit unemployed and economically disadvantaged groups of people primarily resident in the North West of England by creating sustainable employment with training with employers that are committed to the long-term development of their employees.
We are interested in hearing from individuals that have the commitment and skills required to govern, in addition to:
- A first-hand perspective on the commercial drivers of employers, ideally from a national commercial organisation
- Some experience of the issues that those most distant from the labour market face would also be welcome
This is a chance to share your knowledge and experience to assist with the invaluable work of the charity in providing a new start for those most distant from the labour market. Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.
The Board meets 4 times a year in Old Trafford, Manchester and also holds an annual strategy meeting. There may occasionally be additional meeting requirements and some correspondence via email.
How to apply
Applications must be made to Reach in the first instance. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with your CV and a short covering statement indicating how you meet the requirements with reference to the job description and person specification. Please also confirm from which date you would be available to join the board, if successful.