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Could you offer strategic vision, independent judgement and the ability to think creatively? Join our trustee board!

Trustee / Committee volunteer needed for Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) in RG14SJ

RCLC is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed trustee to help ensure the organisation is effectively managed and give time as a volunteer. The Board of Trustees takes collective responsibility for the management of RCLC, a charity and company limited by guarantee.

We are a local charity that provides a range of free, informal, non-accredited learning opportunities and social activities for marginalised and isolated women and some men from Reading’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

You will need to be able to make a commitment of up to 10 meetings per year. You will have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.

The role of a trustee is:
• to ensure that RCLC complies at all times with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
• to ensure that RCLC pursues its objects as defined in its governing document (e.g. the promotion of any charitable purpose for the benefit of the community in the Reading area and in particular the advancement of education, the protection of health and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness)
• to maintain proper financial control and ensure that RCLC applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects
• to set and maintain vision, mission and values
• to develop strategy, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
• to ensure accountability
• to set up employment procedures and respect the roles of staff/volunteers
• to support the operational management of the organization
• to draw up and monitor the implementation of internal policies, which must include equality and diversity as well as health and safety policies and grievance and disciplinary procedures
• to ensure that risk assessments for all aspects of the business are carried out
• to safeguard the good name and values of RCLC to maintain effective board performance and ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity including funding, insurance and premises
• to promote RCLC
• to act in the best interests of the charity, never in the interests of yourself or another organisation

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience s/he has to help the board reach sound decisions.

We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming involved in our work in this way.

Contact person firstname
Aisha Malik, Centre Manager
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 959 9009
Contact instructions?
Please ring or email us. if you don't get an immediate reply, please leave a message from Mon- Thur at any time between 9:30 and 2:30pm and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Location address line 1
94 London Street
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG14SJ

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
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 EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Trustee meetings are held every six weeks. the AGM is in October
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingDecisiveBusiness orientatedSociableSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction to the organisation
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
By Chair, Manager and rest of Board.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
as in our volunteer policy
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
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
13 June 2017

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