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Looking for a future chair in our trustee board!

Trustee / Committee volunteer needed for Berkshire Youth in RG1

We have been empowering and inspiring young people in Berkshire for over 80 years, helping with transition from childhood to young adulthood, supporting young people to reach their full potential and make a positive contribution to their communities. Berkshire Youth is the only organisation in the Royal County that continues work across the county to advocate the case for all young people.

Our longstanding Chair is retiring and we are looking for a future Chair who has the drive and commitment to inspire. You will take the lead in arguing the case for young people, ensuring that the resources to enable Berkshire Youth exist, to turn our mission into action.

You would be Chair-designate for approx. three months, then fully take on the Chair’s role. We have a diverse Board of trustees, currently eight, some recently-appointed, others more longstanding, including those with commercial and corporate backgrounds, some with long associations with youth movements, some newer to our mission.

This is a high-profile appointment, with strong commitment to the future of young people an essential quality, plus an understanding of the value of youth work.
Similarly, a good grasp of the local political and funding environment is important, experience of committee or similar work, and a strong focus to cooperatively shape the stable and forward-looking Board also part of the qualities we are looking for.

We want to expand the diversity of our Board, in all aspects and we welcome potential trustees with ideas and expertise from a variety of backgrounds.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Mike Allen, Trustee Recruitment & Liaison
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01344 383519
Location address line 1
Watlington House
Line 2
44 Watlington Street
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 4RJ

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Location description
Berkshire-based
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Quarterly Board meetings + sub-committees
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleAnalytical thinkingDecisiveBusiness orientatedLeaderNetworker
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction, trustee training if needed; membership of Association of Chairs supported
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Support from out-going Chair, and from Chief Executive
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses, etc.
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
12 October 2021

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