Centre at Threeways Recruiting Trustees

Centre at Threeways is an independent, community-based organisation which seeks to make a big difference across North Halifax. Their Board of Trustees has committed members from the local community, and are now moving to increase its size and skills base.

They are looking for committed individuals to expand the range of trustee skills on the Board as well as to consolidate existing skills with an eye to future planning. Threeways require dynamic and motivated volunteers who are sympathetic to the aims and objectives of Threeways to fulfil these voluntary duties. They expect Trustees to contribute actively to the Board by:

  • Giving strategic direction;
  • Setting overall policy;
  • Defining goals and setting targets;
  • Evaluating performance;
  • Ensuring the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability.

There is no need to have trustee experience in order to apply.

On the basis of their recent skills audit, Threeways now seek people with financial and/or legal skills, property management experience, as well as Company Secretary experience, to deepen expertise in those areas.

Trustees are expected to:

  • Attend monthly Board meetings and an annual planning day;
  • Get involved in support work including fixed term projects and/or sub-committees as relevant to their skillbase;
  • Contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis;
  • Attend events associated with the work of Threeways;
  • Become ‘champions’ of Threeways in order to promote its development

If you would like to express your interest in this position, send an email to sophie.michelena@locality.org.uk or call Sophie on 07515576369. If you can send a brief outline of why you are interested in becoming a trustee together with a summary of your skills and experience that would be helpful. Ideally send a link to your Linkedin Profile.

Unique Ways Volunteering Opportunities

To enable Unique Ways to continue to develop their provision and best possible quality of service to members, they have identified three volunteering opportunities.

In each of the volunteer positions, the ideal candidates will have a good understanding of the issues faced by parents of children with disabilities and additional needs and have excellent administration, organisation and planning skills. Full training will be available for each of the roles:

  • Volunteer Research Support Assistant
  • Volunteer Self Advocacy Administrator
  • Volunteer Training and Services Support

If you think you could make a difference to the lives of families of disabled children in Calderdale, application packs can be requested by telephone on 01422 343 090 or please email volunteers@uniqueways.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Shona Walsh on 01422 343 090.

Please note Interviews will take place for every volunteer role, ideally in September 2018. Although they are very flexible in agreeing the volunteer hours for each role (most of the staff team work during school hours), they are looking for a real commitment to the agreed hours on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, none of the three roles offered will work on an ad-hoc basis.

Trustee Recruitment – St. Augustine’s Centre

Closing date: 31st July

St. Augustine’s Centre is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee that provides support for local people. They offer a range of services from their base in Park Ward, Halifax. This includes: general advice and support; employability support; housing advice; trips and outings; a community café serving a hot meal at lunchtime; and an on-site nursery.

Their aim is to support local, vulnerable people who need help. St. Augustine’s have also developed specialist skills in supporting refugees and asylum-seekers, many of whom live locally, whilst also providing support to others further afield in Calderdale. They currently have a team of 16 staff and are supported by approximately 200 volunteers.

As it is St. Augustine’s Centre’s 50th anniversary this year, they are looking to recruit some new Trustees to join the Board. They are particularly keen to hear from people with:

  • Knowledge of and an interest in the local area
  • Business skills including marketing, HR and legal
  • Prior experience of fundraising or income generation.

Being a Trustee will provide you with an excellent opportunity to get involved in their work and make a difference to the lives of local people.

Please email StAsTrustees@gmail.com for further details.