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Could you be our newest Trustee with a strategic focus on income diversity?

Trustee / Committee volunteer needed for Connect Reading in RG1

Do you have awareness, knowledge or skills in diversifying Connect Reading’s income? Could you join our Board of trustees with that focus?

Of course, this isn’t a fundraising role, but one where you will help other trustees define and broaden Connect Reading’s income for the future. We strongly want to expand the diversity of our board, in all aspects.

You’ll know that our trustees voluntarily govern the charity’s activities, thus we are looking for new people to join our Board to take the strategic lead in overseeing our income-generation. This isn’t a fund-raising role; rather a chance to help the Board look at all our income streams, diversify and strengthen them, in order to better serve our membership and the wider voluntary and community sector in greater Reading. Our existing board membership is stable, but we know a more-diverse Board will add to our organisational skills. 

A general background working or volunteering in (any of) the following: funding, finance, strategy, corporate (or charity) governance. Any legal experience would also be valued but is not required.

Experience of income generation, sales, or contract delivery. Experience of income diversification or implementation of any of these areas would be highly beneficial.

Qualifications in sales, marketing, income generation or an associated field would be highly-valued but are not required.

Strategic vision with good, independent judgement.

Commitment to the organisation; willingness and ability to devote the necessary time & effort.

Skills to analyse proposals, examine their strategic consequences and make concise recommendations as part of the Board.

Ability to cooperatively work with the whole team of trustees, and with employees and volunteers; including an ability to listen, even to dissenting views.

Willingness to speak your mind and appropriately challenge other trustees and employees; able to make unpopular recommendations to the board, if necessary.

Secure personal access to digital communication technology with an ability to competently and efficiently use those resources.

Willingness to be available to employees for advice and enquiries on a scheduled or ad-hoc basis.

While experience and understanding of charity law and governance can be useful, we strongly welcome people without prior charity trustee experience in order to increase the broad diversity of our Board.

You will need to be eligible to be a charity trustee & company Director, which we will explain. Trustee appointments are subject to satisfactory references.

Your CV or similar will be read by Connect Reading’s trustees and Managing Director and an interview by video offered to exceptional candidates as soon as mutually-convenient.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Mike Allen, Trustee Recruitment
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01344 383 519
Contact instructions?
Tue-Thu preferred
Location address line 1
BDO Reading - Level 12
Line 2
Thames Tower
Line 3
Station Road
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 1LX

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
The Board meets quarterly in central Reading
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedAnalytical thinkingBusiness orientatedNetworkerCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction and ongoing training & mentoring
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Ongoing support from advisors and other Board members
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel expenses reimbursed
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
2 October 2020

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