What will you be doing?
We're looking for a new Trustee, someone who will sit on the board and contribute to the future direction and sustainability of our charity. In particular, we need to increase our income through grants and general fundraising. You would be working alongside another trustee with fundraising experience; we're looking for added support and experience. Our service is free to everyone, so it is essential to maintain an income that will allow us to be operational for years to come.
The board meets every two months, and performs a critical role in supporting the operational managers and determining the future path of the charity. You will be involved in the management and planning decisions, as well as in fundraising.
What are we looking for?
Our priority is to find someone with some fundraising experience, and an interest in seeking funds and organising activities that will generate income. You don't need to have management and strategic planning experience, but if you have that would be great. If you don't, then this would be an opportunity for you to develop those skills. We would give you a mentor who would support you through the first few months, and help you understand the charity's operations and its processes.
What difference will you make?
Fundraising is critical for the future of our charity. We receive some local council grant money, but this is not enough for us to maintain our services free of charge. We are constantly seeking new sources of income, to make sure the people of Charnwood can get the help they need, particularly those on low incomes.
What's in it for the volunteer?
This is a great opportunity to feel you're helping make a difference to so many people who find themselves in difficult positions in their lives. Our advisers are all voluntary, and very well trained in giving advice across a range of issues. As a trustee, you will have the opportunity to develop and widen your skills and, working alongside another experienced fundraising trustee, you will hopefully be able to grow your income generation knowledge and skills too.