This job has expired

Trustee

Employer
Encompass Southwest
Location
Barnstaple, Devon
Salary
0.00 - Voluntary
Closing date
23 Mar 2021

View more

Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Encompass Southwest provides a range of advice, information and support services in communities across the south west of England, with a strong focus on rural/rural remote settlements. We focus on homelessness and rough sleeping, supported housing and financial inclusion. 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.

What we are looking for?

We are looking for skilled, passionate individuals with strong strategic vision. Encompass is committed to reducing homelessness and poverty and it is vital that our Trustees share our vision. In addition to this, we would love to hear from people with particular skill sets such as (but not limited to) the areas of marketing, health or counselling, or business, or strategic thinkers with lived experience.

In addition to your statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise. The role would be suited to someone with or without previous board experience and presents a fantastic opportunity to not only showcase your knowledge and skills but learn from your fellow trustees

What difference will you make?

Encompass’ mission is to prevent and alleviate homelessness and poverty across Northern Devon and surrounding areas through advice, support and specialist housing with a strong focus on rural/remote rural locations. The important work of our Board of Trustees truly enables Encompass to achieve its aims.

Time Commitment and how to apply:

The board meet every 6-8 weeks.

 

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. If you would like more information, please contact Reach to request the candidate pack.

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.

Find Us
Telephone
020 3943 9901
Location
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
London
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert