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Join our board and help us improve community life in Berkshire!

Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for Connecting Communities in Berkshire (CCB)

Connecting Communities in Berkshire’s (CCB’s) vision is for all communities in Berkshire to be strong, resilient, sustainable, and able to take control of their own futures. Our purpose is to inspire action at a community level that improves people’s quality of life.

We work across Berkshire, with a particular focus on rural areas. We run projects that;

  • provide advice, support and training that improves rural health & wellbeing,
  • reduces poverty & rural disadvantage
  • increases digital inclusion & social connectedness.

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals that have an interest in working to improve community life in Berkshire to join our Board of Trustees. This is a non-remunerated post however out of pocket expenses are payable. We are particularly interested to hear from people that have a financial background or experience in human resources, or someone interested in poverty issues or someone that loves networking and meeting new people.

Lots of skills to choose from! Think you might be interested?

The benefits of becoming a Trustee on our board include an opportunity to learn more about the most important issues affecting people living in rural communities, experiencing great team work with a stable staff and trustee team working together and developmental in that you can build new connecting and confidence.

Our Board of trustees provides a strategic overview of CCB’s service development and delivery. They are also responsible for ensuring the financial stability of the organisation.

The statutory duties of a trustee are:

  • Understanding and acceptance of legal duties as a member of the Board of Trustees
  • To ensure that CCB complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that CCB pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure CCB uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects;
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to CCB, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets & evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To safeguard the good name and values of CCB
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
  • To ensure the financial stability of CCB
Contact person firstname
Gemma Matthews, Office Manager
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
Contact instructions?
Work part time hours so please leave a message if phone not answered

Location description
Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
We have a Board meeting every quarter which we would like you to attend (currently online), we have and AGM and a startgy day once a year and attendance is preferred. Other than this we would love you to work with us on projects that interest you.
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalDecisiveInventiveBusiness orientatedPublic speakerNetworkerGood sense of humourSociableCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
Induction training/getting to know the organisation and it's people
Is support given?
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Travel on behalf of CCB when claimed
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
25 November 2021