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Trustees

Employer
Reach Volunteering
Location
Whatton, Nottingham
Salary
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
22 Jan 2021

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Sector
Charity, Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Safer Living Foundation is focused on reducing sexual offending and re-offending through rehabilitative and preventative initiatives. We are currently seeking new members to join our Board of Trustees. As a Trustee you will be involved in the governance of the charity, setting the strategic direction as well as supporting the Chief Officer. We are looking for skilled strategic minded individuals with a variety of experience to join and strengthen our existing board.  If you passionately share our values we’d love to hear from you

Trustees must have:

  • A commitment to SLF and its objectives.
  • Good, independent judgement     
  • Strategic vision       
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • An understanding of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Trustee
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • An ability to think creatively

What difference will you make?

You will play a fundamental role in ensuring we meet our charitable objectives of promoting the protection of people from, and the prevention of, sexual crime and promoting the rehabilitation of persons who have committed or who are likely to commit sexual offences against others. You will be joining a passionate and dedicated team as we move into a more strategic future. You will have the opportunity to really showcase your skills as well as learn new ones.

Time Commitment and other information:

The board meet every 2 months and remote attendance can be supported. The role is subject to an enhanced satisfactory DBS check and you will also need to pass prison vetting. This is because meetings typically take place in the prison and we work with vulnerable people.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via Reach in the first instance. Please email trusteeworks@reachvolunteering and provide your CV, along with a covering letter stating why you wish to work for the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.

Company

Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

For volunteers and charities

Whether you are an organisation that wants to find a volunteer with particular skills or a new trustee, or an individual who has a skill you want to offer, you can:

  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
  • explore roles and profiles
  • make contact and talk through what you're looking for 
  • make a match.

Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

Other organisations and partners

We also work with other organisations including:

  • businesses, supporting their staff into rewarding volunteer or board positions
  • funders, supporting their grantees.

Read more about our partnerships.

Contact Us
  • Reach Volunteering
  • 17 Oval Way
  • London
  • SE11 5RR
  • United Kingdom
  • 020 3943 9901
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