Category: Trustee / Board Member

The Friends of Bantock House Museum


Opportunity: Treasurer
Work with the chair and Secretary to ensure the financial health and accountability of the Friends of Bantock charity. Maintain the Friends bank account and process and monitor all payments and receipts. Prepare the annual statement of income and expenditure for approval at AGM. Process Gift Aid forms to maximise income from member’s subscriptions and other donations .Provide routine quarterly financial updates to the Friends Committee .Monitor payments of annual subscription renewals in liaison with Membership Secretary. Negotiate and renew the Friends annual public liability and personal injury cover. Act with others as an authorised bank signatory for all cheque payments .Complete and submit the annual return to the Charities Commission.
Requirements : A routine accounting knowledge and experience of producing income and expenditure statements. A commitment to acting in the best interests of the Charity’s aims of raising money and caring for Bantock House and Park. Secure access to a telephone, computer and printer as well as file storage space. Awareness of and commitment to the confidentiality and privacy issues involved .Experience in producing and maintaining accurate computerised records
Location: Homebased
Hours: Average 1-2 hours per week
Expenses : Yes. Expenses will be paid as appropriate for stationery, printer cartridges or other incidentals.
DBS: Yes. Expenses will be paid as appropriate for stationery, printer cartridges or other incidentals.
The Friends of Bantock is a small charity run entirely , including the committee of 7 , by volunteers .There are 22 volunteers who carry out gardening , litter picking and money raising projects .We were given the Queens Award for Voluntary service in 2021

Options For Life

Chair of the Board of Trustees
Opportunity: Chair of the Board of Trustees.
We are welcome applications from all sectors of the community with lots of different experiences. Previous Trustee experience is not essential.
As a minimum the Chair of the board of Trustees is required to:
The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each trustee fulfills their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity. They will act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity in partnership with the Chief Executive and will foster an open and transparent working relationship with the Executive Team Provide leadership to the charity, the Executive team, and it’s Board, ensuring that the charity has maximum impact for its beneficiaries. Ensure that the Board fulfills its duties to ensure sound financial health of the charity, with systems in place to ensure financial accountability. Ensure that the governance arrangements are clearly defined and working in the most effective way for the charity. Chair meetings of the Board of Trustees effectively and efficiently bring impartiality and objectivity to the decision making process. Establish and build a strong , effective and a constructive working relationship with the Chief Executive , ensuring they held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives
Requirement: We are committed to inducting our Trustees and supporting them in their ongoing development. It is a requirement we will expect all new Trustees to go on the Understanding Governance stage 1 course if not already completed
Location: Oak Green Lodge, Green Way Oldbury B68 8LR
Hours: Four Board Meetings through the Year approximately about 2 hour’s .Also 2 away days if they want to attend other committees quarterly and for 1 hour.
Expenses: Yes Reasonable expenses associated with your role as trustee
DBS: Yes
Options for Life is a not for profit voluntary organisation. We provide opportunities for adults with learning disabilities

West Midlands Community Homes .(WMUCH) Trustee/Board Member

Trustee/Board Member closing date 19th August 2022
Our Directors are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of WMUCH.
Opportunity: As a member of our board, you will be expected to: (a) Contribute actively in providing strategic direction to WMUCH, agreeing policy, goals, targets and evaluating performance (b) Ensure WMCH is an efficient organisation that delivers our desired impact, (c) Ensure that our values and vision are upheld in all of the decisions and decision-making processes of the board.
Requirements: We are especially looking for people with skills in the following areas: (1) Finance , particularly development finance, (2) Land and planning, (3) Experience of different housing markets: experience of private, commercial, social or community led would all be welcome. Applications from members of community led organisations or people with community development background would be particularly welcome.
We don’t have training, but new board members will have an induction.
Location: n/a meeting held via Zoom
Hours: Meetings are held during the working week (daytime’s, 9-6pm) We are looking for at least 1 year’s commitment, ideally longer.
Expenses: Yes No restrictions
Our vision is to see 5% of homes built in the West Midlands by 2031 to be community led and to see an increase in community control of existing homes in order to build strong and successful neighbourhoods. West Midlands Urban Homes (WMUCH) provides knowledge and expertise to inspire and support new groups who want to bring community led homes to their area.

Reach Volunteering.Chair of Trustees For The Way Youth Zone.

Opportunity: The role of Chair is a stimulating and challenging role that will call on your strategic and interpersonal skills. It provides an opportunity to work alongside an experienced and diverse team of trustees and senior management in a rapidly changing environment to make a real difference to the young people of Wolverhampton. The Chair provides leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees to enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, as well as oversight and scrutiny of the charity operations.
Requirements: We are interested in an individual who brings the following. A real connection and passion for Wolverhampton, passion for the work of The Way Youth Zone, links with local networks and willingness to use it to help fundraise, characteristics which strengthen the diversity of the Boar , ability to make the time commitment , governance experience and skills , entrepreneurial/business skills, relations with local stakeholders such as the council and other key funders .We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds
Location: The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton WV3 ONR
Hours: The Board meet 6 times a year for 2 hours in the evening. Monthly catch ups with the Chief Executive.
Expenses: Yes
Reach TrusteeWorks are supporting The Way Youth Zone with their Chair recruitment .

Midland Mencap

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