Charity Director / Trustee

We are a small independent charity working in neighbourhoods across Gloucester/shire, we are looking for motivated and skilled individuals to join our board as a Charity Director / Trustee to support the charity in its next stage of growth and development. In the short term we will be undertaking a change in our monitoring and evaluation process to include Theory to Change so that we are able to show the impact this organisation is having in the communities that we work.  Alongside a key role in strategic thinking and influencing project leadership and management.

As a Charity Director / Trustee are you able to think creatively, problem solve, speak your mind and make a commitment to attending one evening/morning meeting per month. A knowledge of our key themes above would be a bonus, as would experience or expertise in management, finance, marketing or running a business and/or an interest in the themed areas that we work in as above.

We are also looking to support new Charity Director / Trustee’s who may have an interest and have not been a trustee before from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities. We are looking to address equality, diversity, and inclusion as a priority this year and it will help our Board to make more balanced decisions. Equality and diversity are only effective and sustainable if the Board works to be inclusive, ensuring that all trustees are welcomed, valued and able to contribute.

We are particularly looking for trustees with expertise in either of the following:

  1. Financial management and small business accounting with a view to becoming Treasurer.
  2. Marketing and communications expertise to support us with sharing our impact; or
  3. Understanding of the benefit system, advocacy, and debt advice.

Our priority is seeking new trustees to join our experienced board who have a zest for getting involved with our small but impactful charity. We are looking for those who can champion key themes to ensure financial robustness, improve our communications, or champion our advice services. You will be able to think creatively, problem solve, speak your mind, and make a commitment to attending one evening meeting per month.

Our Mission Statement GL Communities – Building Futures with local people Key themes:

  • Advice and advocacy
  • Education and employability
  • Community and economic development
  • Wellbeing and social inclusion

Our Vision GL Communities – Building Futures with local people.

  • Community – At the heart of cohesive, inclusive, and aspirational communities.
  • People – Valuing and believing in our residents, staff, and volunteers; building on their strengths to develop empowered people.
  • Partners – Respecting and working with a range of partners to achieve the best possible outcomes for our neighbourhoods.
  • Sustainability – Learning from our collective experiences to create a sustainable organisation and resilient communities.
  • Achieving – Realising added value through our investment in communities

We welcome and will support people who have not been a trustee before. We also work on behalf of all communities in Gloucester and therefore particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds including those with a working-class background, young people, people with disabilities, and people from minority and ethnic communities. The CEO will support your induction, development, and training so that you will add value and impact the charity, while also feeling the benefit and personal development that comes with the responsibility of being a Trustee. For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Sue Cunningham CEO, on 01452 505544 or email her on s.j.cunningham@glcommunities.org.uk Website: http://www.glcommunities.org.uk Registered Charity No: 1134656

Job Category: Charity
Job Type: Volunteering
Department: Board
Job Location: Gloucester Matson
Pay Scale: No Salery
Status: Open

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