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Join our growing team and helping us to achieve our aims and objectives

Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for Parents and Children Together (PACT)

Our team is growing! We have fantastic opportunities to recruit trustees to join Parents And Children Together to support our work and help us drive our ambitions forward.

PACT is one of the UK’s leading independent adoption charities, placing children with secure and loving families and supporting them with specialist therapeutic support. Our most recent Ofsted inspection rated our adoption service as “Outstanding”.

We are a well-established charity based in the Thames Valley. Our beneficiaries make up the wider PACT family and are supported through a number of community projects for children and adults facing multiple disadvantages including domestic abuse, homelessness, debt and victims or perpetrators of crime. Our current community projects include the Alana House women’s community programme and Bounce Back 4 Kids, a therapeutic domestic abuse recovery programme for families.

Our trustees play a very important role as they are responsible for governing PACT, providing strategic oversight of the charity’s operations and helping us to achieve our aims and objectives.

Building on our existing successes, we are keen to hear from individuals that bring different experiences, knowledge and ideas alongside a desire to develop their personal and/or professional skills in a team of experienced and dedicated Trustees, volunteers and staff.

As a community, we are committed to fostering inclusion and promoting diversity across all levels. Our Board is envisioned to be representative and supportive of the diversity of our current and prospective service users, volunteer community and our wider eco-system.

We welcome interest from individuals of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and levels of experience. In particular, we recognise that we are missing out on contributions from people from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic communities, people of different faiths, people living with a disability and people from LGBTQ+ communities.

Please note that previous board/trustee experience is not essential, your ‘lived’ experience is more important and full induction and training will be given to support trustees.

We are particularly looking for individuals with:
• skills in Finance to become our next Treasurer
• a background in HR to ensure PACT continues to be a great place to work

The role of trustee is a voluntary position for which we pay reasonable expenses. The time commitment will be approximately a day per month made up of quarterly board meetings and time to input on other charity matters. The Board aims to offer flexibility and tries to accommodate personal availability wherever possible.

What would you get as a PACT trustee?
• Satisfaction of helping vulnerable children, women and families, and thus giving something back
• An opportunity to exercise your skills and knowledge, possibly in a different environment or context
• A chance to contribute to the charity’s strategic growth
• A chance to augment your experience of charities and gain new skills
• A boost to your career and CV, if needed
• An opportunity to work alongside other skilled and committed trustees
• High-quality induction, training and support from us and other charity-support organisations

Contact person firstname
Natalie Derkatsch, Executive Assistant
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 4021681

Location description
Thames Valley
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedAnalytical thinkingDecisiveSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
full induction and training will be given to support trustees
Is support given?
No
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable expenses paid
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
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
16
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
17 September 2021

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