Connecting to LinkedIn...

Trustees

Job Title Trustees
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Salary
Job Published 25 Sep 2017
REF LF1403_1506326478
Contact Volunteers
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description

Who we are

The Welcome Centre is an independent Foodbank based in the centre of Huddersfield. We have been operating in one form or another for 25 years. Over the past ten years our work has expanded significantly and we now run a two-centre operation, working in partnership with 130 services and agencies to support local people in crisis. We are the largest independent foodbank in Yorkshire.

We supply food, toiletries, bedding and household goods to individuals and families who are in difficulty. Last year we gave out nearly 9000 packs. We also provide support advocacy and guidance. We have a small staff team of 5 employees and we rely on the work of over 70 volunteers to maintain the service.

You can find out more about us on our website www.thewelcomecentre.org

Our Board of Trustees

Our Board is made up of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Together we set out the overall strategy, monitor progress against our targets and objectives and ensure that the Welcome Centre operates on a financially sound basis.

Trustees attend four meetings per year (usually held on Monday evenings), as well as an annual strategy day and our AGM. In addition most of us serve on one of the three subgroups. Most of us also take responsibility for particular areas of governance.

We currently have four vacancies. We would welcome applications and would be particularly interested in candidates who can offer expertise/experience in one or more of the following areas-

  • Financial management. We need a new treasurer although we do use an accountancy firm to produce our annual statements.
  • T. systems. We use a database to record and report our work with clients, with partners and with donors.
  • Benefits system and the issues around food poverty.
  • Business expertise from one of our corporate partners

We are looking to develop a balance in terms of age and ethnicity within the board. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

You do not have to know everything. We will provide training, induction and support as well as a lively and stimulating environment and the opportunity to make a difference. Above all we are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals.

Next Steps

  1. If you are interested in finding out more and possibly applying, please email us at thewelcomecentre@btconnect.com with the email subject 'trustee vacancy' to register your interest. We will send you more information including a brief application form.

If you wish to talk to a trustee, or to come and look round the centre please let us know in your email.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 13th October

  1. After you've found out more and wish to apply, complete the application form and send it back to us with a brief c.v. The deadline for applications is Friday 5th
  1. Trustees will look at applications at their meeting on 13th November and invite candidates for interview.
  1. Interviews will take place between the 20th November and 1st

We look forward to hearing from you.

Ref: LF1403_1506326478 | Published: 25th Sep 2017

Apply for this Job


Related Jobs

Trustees

Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation of designers, engineers or digital entrepreneurs? The Design and Technology Association is looking for high profile candidates to join the board of this prestigious organisation and contribute to its work shaping design, engineering and t...

Location: England, England | Salary
Ref: LF1404_1506005717 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

Trustees

Are you passionate about inspiring the next generation of designers, engineers or digital entrepreneurs? The Design and Technology Association is looking for high profile candidates to join the board of this prestigious organisation and contribute to its work shaping design, engineering and t...

Location: Warwickshire, England | Salary
Ref: LF1404_1505995206 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

Trustees

The Multi-Story Orchestra is looking for several new Trustees to join our Board. The Orchestra is going through a period of rapid expansion, having recently secured funding to employ its first full-time member of staff, and with ambitious plans to expand its presence around the UK. In line wi...

Location: London, England | Salary Negotiable
Ref: LF1352_1501235241 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Trustees

Bradbourne Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Group is keen to diversify the Board's range of experience and skills and would particularly welcome applications from individuals with specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: Fundraising Event Management Legal and/or Company...

Location: Sevenoaks, Kent | Salary Negotiable
Ref: LF1351_1501233664 | Published: 28 Jul 2017