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Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for The Mustard Tree Foundation in RG1

The Mustard Tree Foundation partners with local communities, charities, and statutory organisations to identify and address unmet needs among the most vulnerable and marginalised in our society. As a charity with a Christian ethos the projects we generate are inspired by our faith. Therefore, they are designed to serve all sections of our diverse community without discrimination.

The main projects at present are:

  • Engage – Reducing isolation and loneliness by developing positive relationships and networks in our community.
  • Rahab – Identifying, supporting and empowering anyone affected by sexual exploitation.
  • Starting Point – Providing mentoring and creating opportunities for young people aged 11-25 who face disadvantage.

The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of The Mustard Tree and guiding and supporting the Chief Executive and team. The charity is going through a period of growth and change. We are looking for Trustees who can help us in this transition, and use their skills and experience to help us build on ours, ensuring we achieve the best impact. We are particularly looking to recruit people who have practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience of the issues that we seek to address. Including social isolation, marginalisation, and disadvantage.
  • Finance management and planning
  • Marketing or communications
  • Legal
  • Personnel management

We are keen to encourage Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants who are currently underrepresented on our board. Our Trustees must be Christians with an active faith who will embed our ethos and values into the organisation. We believe in the power of prayer to transform situations and so spend time at our meetings praying together.

Contact person firstname
Mick Penson, Chair of Trustees
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189567000
Location address line 1
The Mustard Tree
Line 2
90 London Street
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 4SJ

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
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?
Mon EVETue EVEWed EVEThu EVEFri EVESat EVESun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Trustee Meetings are held quarterly in the evening, and we also ask trustees to support one of our operational subgroups, which typically involves a daytime meeting once a quarter.
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivated
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction to the organisation and its services
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
from fellow board members
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
by prior agreement
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?
2
Opportunity added on
24 March 2021

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