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Join our friendly and hardworking board, and help provide support and stability for those in need

Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for Elizabeth Fry Charity in RG1

The Elizabeth Fry Charity provides support to women, mostly on licence from prison, who have a range of complex needs. Through our work, we help women to begin to address the issues they face, to improve their lives, and reduce the likelihood of further offending.

The Elizabeth Fry Charity provides a 24 bed Approved Premises, enabling women in the criminal justice system to access accommodation, support and monitoring.

Elizabeth Fry is one of only six Approved Premises for women in England and Wales and the only in the South. We are located in Reading, but provide placements to women from across England and Wales.

Trustees, both individually and acting together as the Board, use their skills, knowledge, expertise and contacts to govern the Charity, safeguard its assets, and apply them as efficiently and effectively as possible to further its charitable objectives.

We are interested in hearing from anyone who is passionate about the work we do and feel that they can contribute to the success of the Charity.

Elizabeth Fry Open Day  

Elizabeth Fry are proud to have attained the Safe and Sound Award for good governance for a charity. Here’s a photo of the trustees and the CEO, Fiona receiving the award from RVA. You can also read an interview from the Chair, Tony Rolley, here.

Contact person firstname
Fiona Humphreys, Chief Executive Officer
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 957 2385
Location address line 1
Elizabeth Fry House
Line 2
6 Coley Avenue
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 6LQ

Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Tue EVE
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
The Board of Trustees meet every two months (usually on a Tuesday evening). There are four committees (Finance, Personnel & Safeguarding, Fundraising & Marketing and Buildings, Health & Safety) which Trustees can join and which meet four to six times per year. Trustees also undertake a number of announced and unannounced visits to the Approved Premises during the year.
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Analytical thinkingNetworkerSociableSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction, annual appraisal, opportunity to attend training courses
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Induction, annual appraisal
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel costs relating to role as Trustee; expenses are paid up to 30 miles per single journey (60 miles return)
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
21
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
4
Opportunity added on
20 August 2019

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