Community Hubs Volunteer Trustee

Could you help lead a new local charity during its most exciting time of expansion?

Community Hubs Thurrock are looking for experienced, talented and committed people to join its newly established board of trustees.

Community Hubs Thurrock is an overarching charity for Thurrock’s Community Hub programme and works with local areas to provide community based and citizen led activities and information.

The Community Hubs programme has been established for over four years, but is now moving to the development of a charity to help take forward the local priorities and ambitions of an area.

Meetings are held in the evening rotated around Thurrock. Training will be provided for all new trustees and a board strategy weekend takes place every autumn. Meetings of the committees are held 4-6 times each year.

Community Hubs Thurrock are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Fundraising, philanthropy and income generation
  • Business development
  • Community engagement and development

Previous experience of charity work is not essential but it is important that trustees have a genuine interest in Community Hubs Thurrock’s work.

Skills

Trustee skills

All trustees should be able to demonstrate values such as honesty and integrity. They should be committed to the charity’s aims and values.

In addition, there are many different skills, experiences, attributes and areas of knowledge that charities welcome from their trustees:

  • The 'hard' skills - legal, financial, management and so on - which are necessary to understand some of the complex decisions to be taken
  • The 'soft' skills - boards of trustees need people who can encourage team working, problem solving, asking difficult questions, decision making and, yes, to make people laugh!
  • Trustee boards should understand the communities they serve. People with knowledge of the community – for example, as users of services or as local residents - can make very valuable trustees.



Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 06/11/2018

End Date: 06/11/2019

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Availability Details

Meetings are held in the evening rotated around Thurrock. Training will be provided for all new trustees and a board strategy weekend takes place every autumn. Meetings of the committees are held 4-6 times each year.


Location

This opportunity is available Countywide.


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